National Guard lends help in wake of flood

DSC_0423Men and women from the National Guard in Marianna were in Santa Rosa County Thursday assisting local fire departments in checking on badly flooded neighborhoods.

Midway Fire District Lt. Jamie Chandler rode in one of the two all-terrain vehicles as they toured flooded Gulf Breeze subdivisions including Greenbriar Estates, Sanibel and Whisper Bay to see if residents needed any help.

“Several thousand people had water in their residences,” Chandler said.

Chandler said that so far, no residents had asked for the National Guard’s assistance in getting out of flooded homes and neighborhoods, and most were beginning the process of moving their soaked belongings to dryer ground.

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