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Rain puts damper on local businesses
PENSACOLA -- It been rain, rain and more rain the past few days. Several inches of rain have fallen on parts of the gulf coast. High water made a number of roads impassable. Flooding on Fort Pickens Road prompted the National Park Service to start turning visitors away.
Campers already there, and people with reservations are still allowed in... but rangers aren't letting anyone else in until the water goes down.
The red flag was up in Pensacola Beach, so not a lot of activity in the water today.
The Fourth of July and days after are usually big money makers-- but the weather has been putting a damper on business.
Morgan Thomas said, "Last year we got so many people we don't have enough jet skis people had to wait. This is just really slow."
Business owners are hoping the weather clears up so they can salvage what's left of the holiday weekend.