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INTERACTIVE: Track Hurricane Michael flooding in real time

Use this tool to check how high Florida rivers are flooding right now.
Hurricane Michael formed off the coast of Cuba carrying major Category 4 landfall in the Florida Panhandle. Surge in the Big Bend area, along with catastrophic winds at 155mph The First Baptist Church of Port St Joe was significantly damaged and water remains on the street near the church on Wednesday afternoon after Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida Panhandle. [Times | DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD]
Published Oct. 10, 2018

Hurricane Michael crashed ashore Wednesday afternoon as a Category 4 storm, ravaging the Florida Panhandle with 155-mph winds and a brutal storm surge.

Read more: Fierce Hurricane Michael makes landfall in Florida Panhandle near Mexico Beach as Category 4

Already, flood waters have swamped hard hit areas. But remember, even after hurricanes pass, they often leave overflowing rivers and streams in their wake. Flood waters can take weeks to recede.

The Tampa Bay Times is collecting water height data from across the state in real-time. In the map below, click on any dot to see how high the water has risen, based on the most recent measurement available. As flooding gets worse and worse, more dots will turn blue. By Wednesday afternoon, Spring Creek and the Sopchoppy River in Wakulla County had already flooded.

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