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Panhandle sees a wet 4th of July

First thing is this weather we are seeing.
People in the Florida Panhandle spent their 4th of July dealing with torrential rain.
These heavy rains started Wednesday and just kept coming down through out the gulf coast.
There is a Flash Flood Watch in our area thats going to last through the weekend.   

PANHANDLE   --  Highway 98 is heavily flooded in your area of the schools. Use caution when driving.

OKALOOSA / WALTON COUNTY   --  Several streets through out Okaloosa and Walton County are closed.

A shot from Live Oak Church Road in Crestview yesterday.
Remember - it only takes six inches of water to stall your car or make you lose control
 If you're not sure about flooding on the roads, it's best to turn around.
No word of any closures in Santa Rosa County or Escambia County.
For a list of the most recent road and bridge closures head over to our website, weartv.com

SANTA ROSA COUNTY   --  Deaton Bridge Road in the Holt area is closed due to water on the bridge. Any additional road or bridge closures will be announced as they occur.

Drivers are reminded to not drive through standing water but "Turn Around Don't Drown," and follow these safety rules from the National Weather Service:

 - Monitor news for vital weather related information.

- If flooding occurs, get to higher ground. Get out of areas subject to flooding. This includes dips, low spots, canyons, washes etc.

- Avoid areas already flooded, especially if the water is flowing fast. Do not attempt to cross flowing streams. Turn Around Don't Drown

- Road beds may be washed out under flood waters. NEVER drive through flooded roadways. Turn Around Don't Drown™

- Do not camp or park your vehicle along streams and washes, particularly during threatening conditions.

- Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize flood dangers.