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Okaloosa County Flooding
The mud and gravel left by standing water on the side of Highway 85 in Crestview is all that's left from a small flood that took place earlier because of the rain.
At one point, the water stretched all the way across Highway 85, and it backed traffic up for miles, all the way back to mile marker 23 on highway 85 northbound into Crestview.
It's one of a few spots that have seen smaller floods, or flood waters, caused by this rain. Now other cities in Okaloosa County were prepared for the rain.
Destin, for instance, has had pumps working on Old Highway 98, they also had other pumps on standby, and crews on standby.
One Destin representative said that the city was,"saturated," and they wouldn't be taking any chances, even if this rain turned out to be a litttle lighter than expected.
So, some traffic caused, traffic back-ups caused throughout the county, but most cities were ready to respond in case the rain got bad, and will be ready to respond in case the rain gets worse overnight.
But many residents we spoke with said they don't expect these rainstorms to be quite as bad as the ones from a few weeks ago.
"It's been a little bit frustrating, but, you know, you just take the routes that they give you, and make do, " said Matt Burns.
Now it's been said over and over, but please do not ignore this advice: if you see standing water on the road at any point, turn around, find another route. It's better to safe then sorry.