A three-day rainstorm has given central Florida its worst floods in many years, with more than 11,000 persons rendered homeless in seven counties.
AERIAL V.Helicopter flies towards flooded area.
AERIAL V.Flying over floods.
AERIAL V.Flooded houses.
AERIAL V.(3 Shots) floods.
TRAVEL SHOT.Flooded house.
GV. The Hillsborough river.
TRAVEL SHOT..Along flooded waters.
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GV. (6 Shots) flooded area.
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Background: A three-day rainstorm has given central Florida its worst floods in many years, with more than 11,000 persons rendered homeless in seven counties.
Hardest hit is the Tampa area, where the Hillsborough river has swollen to more than three feet above its normal level, inundating fields, and tearing at the structure of bridges.
One hundred thousand people were reported to have evacuated the already flooded Forest Hills district when the river overflowed its banks for a second time Mar 20. Sandbags were used to block gaps in the embankment.
Property damage is estimated in millions of dollars in Tampa and the seven counties east of Cape Canaveral, where long stretches of highway have been washed out.