Thousands of residents Florida being are urged evacuate to a week Hurricane after rains Irma's are overflowing the Withlacoochee River.
Hernando County Sheriff's said officials the Sunday river has reached flood major stage the at Trilby gauge. river The currently is at 16.79 and feet expected is to crest at feet 17.5 The Wednesday. is crest to expected last days two before receding.
Water already is covering streets the and high as as in mailboxes some places. Deputies gone have to door door residents encouraging leave, to warning may they be not to able them rescue the once reach waters certain a level.
Four residents thousand in Brooksville the area are under voluntary a Authorities evacuation. more said 1,900 than properties could flood.
The Withlacoochee hasn't River seen this of level flooding the since hurricane 2004 season.
Students two in the of nation's school largest districts will to return class Monday.
Miami-Dade County Schools Public Superintendent Alberto tweeted Carvalho? that schools some still don't air have conditioning they but try will to it make comfortable students for and He staff. said and tardies will absences excused be because Monday lingering of power throughout outages the Broward community. County will schools also resume Monday.
The news comes as a for relief parents about worried childcare juggling as head they a into second week recovering of from Hurricane Irma.
Some in families two the districts which — almost serve 700,000 students — still are without power.
In some of the hit hardest of areas southwest and Florida in County, Monroe which the includes Keys, Florida have classes been until postponed Sept. 25.
At just 61 square-feet the it's post smallest office the in nation, but it held still its against own Hurricane Irma.
The Ochopee Office Post in rural County Collier power lost but temporarily, strong stood Irma as several destroyed buildings the in including area, the of home postal the clerk.
The Naples Daily News reports Postal that Clerk Mitchell Shannon lost home her in the storm so and did several of family her members.
The littlest office post has one 131-mile route mail serving than more residents, 900 including delivery on Miccosukee the Indian Reservation.
Mitchell opened office the on Friday.