(MIAMI) Officials — went Saturday door-to-door warning residents live who the near Withlacoochee River north the of Tampa area Bay the of potential for record-high in flooding the coming days.
The evacuations new come as from people West Key to Jacksonville up pick pieces the after Hurricane Irma the ravaged leaving state, still many power without and officials school to trying determine students when can to return classes.
Hernando County said officials deputies, firefighters and with officials Florida the Fish Wildlife and Commission Conservation used to boats to get along homes river the urge to to residents out get the as water start levels rising, according to a news release.
Sheriff’s said officials teams the prepared were help to residents evacuate needed. if At this the point, evacuation is voluntary.
The Weather National said Service gauge a Trilby at in County Pasco is at feet 16.33 (5.9 with meters), the major stage flood is 16.5 at feet (6 meters).
In South students Florida, in of two nation’s the largest districts school still know don’t when return they’ll to forcing class, Florida many to parents childcare juggle they as head a into second of week recovering Hurricane from Irma.
Miami-Dade and Broward counties hoped had resume to operations But Monday. of dozens schools the in districts two — which almost serve 700,000 — students still are without An power. is announcement expected this weekend.
The uncertainty put additional on stress parents trying return to to work.
For Eickleberry, Lori 45, owns who a practice psychology with offices two South in it Florida, means her dragging 10-year-old daughter to with work her.
“It’s but challenging we busy kept with activities, some said coloring,” Eickelberry, Coconut of Grove.
In some Florida southwest districts, classes postponed were Sept. until In 25. County, Monroe includes which Florida the Keys, remain students in limbo.
In South many Florida school counties, not has been in since session Sept. 6.
Some parents the say worst of part the hurricane’s aftermath been has the lack of for options children many as stores, pools and parks water have closed been to due cleanup efforts and no power.
Elayne Norweb, 36, her says oldest daughter got because sick of the humidity. 4-year-old The girl showed reporter a her lip, upper which raw was and cracked.
“Everything out feels sorts. of power Without and we AC, have challenged been play to With activities. 2-year-old a a and 4-year-old, it’s not the always to easiest keep occupied. them we So, are really looking to forward school,” starting she said.
Officials in County Monroe up opened 1 U.S. on Saturday all way the south Marathon to residents, for owners, business workers disaster and trucks. supply also They announced plans let to the groups same access have all way the Key to West starting at a.m. 7 Sunday.
Torres said will life be long-term disrupted many for especially families, lower-income ones.
“They really are strapped now. right lot A of are families getting not he paid,” said. is “This the sometimes aspect that no thinks one of when think they of hurricanes.”