Osceola County

Floodwaters continuing to rise in St. Cloud days after Hurricane Ian

ST. CLOUD, Fla. — St. Cloud officials said the vandalization of an outfall pipe near neighborhoods flooded by Hurricane Ian could cause those floodwaters to rise more quickly.

That vandalized pipe is just north of East Lake Toho.


By Wednesday, the county says some areas will be underwater again. Orlando Utilities Commission has already shut off power in some areas to prepare for more flooding.

“We have city staff and volunteers going door to door to notify residents and give them any assistance they need in evacuating,” St. Cloud City Manager Veronica Miller said.

Read: St. Cloud residents evacuate as water expected to rise after Ian

City officials are expected to provide an update about flooding conditions at 2 p.m. Stay tuned to Eyewitness News for updates.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.