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With heavy rains falling across most of Okaloosa County Friday, even though it looks empty, county officials say the emergency operations center has been keeping a very close eye on the storm."
The rain fell for most of the day, leading to standing water in my neighborhoods.
But randy McDaniels, with Okaloosa County Emergency Management, said the county dodged serious flooding.
Randy McDaniels "We've had some localized flooding in the south end of the county, in those trouble areas. But other than that, not a lot of impact."
Some neighborhoods, like this one in Shalimar, experienced water over the roadways.
But only a few secondary roads, like Pelham Road in Mary Esther, were closed.
McDaniels said even after the rain stops residents of Okaloosa County living near rivers should keep an eye on them, as they may continue to rise into the night.
The county will stay prepared, for that situation.
Randy McDaniels "We don't expect any. We do have our swift-water rescue team on standby in the event the forecast is wrong and we need them, but we don't expect to need them."
Rob Brown "Even though there haven't been any reports of floods on major roadways, county officials say if you do encounter flooding, find another route. Don't risk driving through it."