- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 24, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Residents in Volusia and Flagler counties are dealing with the remnants of heavy overnight rains and flooding in central Florida.

Persistent rains early Wednesday morning produced a record amount of rain in the Daytona Beach area. The National Weather Service said nearly eight inches of rain had fallen at Daytona Beach International Airport over a 24-hour period.

The rainfall totals exceeded the record for the date of 4.22 inches in 1974.

Officials are offering free sandbags and sand at several locations after several neighborhoods reported street flooding and standing water. An area Lions Club also received water damage.

The Daytona News-Journal (https://bit.ly/1tZgzMf) reports that things were slightly better in New Smyrna Beach, where officials said all roads were passable.


Information from: Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal, https://www.news-journalonline.com

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