Heavy rain floods streets, downs power lines

By Matthew Boyle and Lauren Belcher | gargoyle@flagler.edu
Photos by Matthew Boyle

UPDATE: Flagler College Registrar Mimi Roberson pushed back the add/drop deadline to tomorrow at 5 p.m. from today at 5 p.m. due to the severe weather. 4:35 p.m.

St. Augustine Police Sergeant Mike Etheridge advises people to look out for damaged power lines and avoid hanging tree limbs.

Etheridge said officers are patrolling the streets, most of which are flooded, to help with the cleanup process.

He said the flooding drainage depends on the tide’s status and that low tide allows flooding to drain faster.

According to the National Weather Service, St. Augustine Beach’s low tide will be at 5:49 p.m.

Students attempt to walk across flooded street in front of Proctor Library at Flagler College.

Flagler College weather sirens sounded at approximately 2:25 p.m., which caused security to, through e2campus emergency communications, advise students to stay indoors and “stay away from all doors and windows.”

The college has since pulled back that emergency advisory with another campus-wide e-mail at 3:36.

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