Gov. Rick Scott visits flood-stricken Live Oak

Published On: Jun 28 2012 06:11:23 PM EDT
Updated On: Jun 29 2012 07:03:53 AM EDT

Tropical storm Debby forced people to flee to American Red Cross shelters. Rescuers saved more than three hundred people.

LIVE OAK, Fla. -

Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he has deep sympathy for victims of massive flooding in Live Oak.

Scott visited the north Florida city on Thursday. It was pelted by rain from Tropical Storm Debby for four days through Tuesday.

The governor told some victims and Suwanee County officials about his experience with Missouri River flooding as a youth in Kansas City, Mo.

Scott spent more than an hour at the county's emergency operations center getting briefed on Live Oak's worst flooding since Hurricane Dora in 1964.

Eighty-five people spent the previous night in a Live Oak shelter. Scores of homes and vehicles remained flooded and unusable Thursday.

Scott and state disaster chief Bryan Koon then headed for Pasco County just north of Tampa to survey storm damage there.

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