State asks local business to take flooding survey

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The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is asking businesses how they were affected by flooding that recently struck the west central part of the state.

Businesses in Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Dixie and Taylor counties can take an online survey on the department's website by selecting the "West Central Florida Flooding 2015" option.

The department will use the survey results to determine which areas and affected business need immediate aid.

For weeks, constant rain showers have drenched the Tampa Bay area, causing severe flooding in parts of Pasco , Pinellas and Hillsborough counties and forcing hundreds of people to evacuate their homes. Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency on Aug. 6 for all three counties.

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