MAYO — The Lafayette County Board of County Commissioners issued a declaration of local emergency due to local river flooding at the Dec. 27 meeting.

According to Emergency Management Director Marc Land, the declaration was a precaution in case the flooding gets worse.

“We had 20 roads closed in total but some have reopened,” Land said. 

He added that the river has flooded and displaced some residents. 

The Suwannee River was at 36.79 feet Wednesday afternoon at Luraville. The river levels are predicted to fall. Minor flooding begins at 35 feet.

The  Lafayette Blue Springs Pool was at 39.06 feet Wednesday afternoon.

Jessie R. Box is a reporter for the Suwannee Democrat, Jasper News and Mayo Free Press. Her beats include general assignment, government and police. ​

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