CLAY COUNTY, Fla. -- Northern Florida taking a pounding from Debby. Constant rain is causing car wrecks and flooded roads.
I-10, the major east-west highway in north Florida, has been shut down all day near I-75 because of flooding and will remain closed indefinitely.EARLIER: Families rescued, Girl Scout camp evacuated
Hundreds of homes and even a girl scout camp under water tonight. It's going to get worse before it gets any better here.
Ruth Paine/Resident: Unbelievable, it is definitely unbelievable, and kind of scary because its never been like this."
The worst case scenario, the flooding that makes history books, the water levels that break records are not a possibility any more in northern Florida. It's reality. Hundreds of families evacuated from their homes 40 miles southwest of Jacksonville.
"The water's moving quickly.. rapidly...we want people to stay out of the waterways."
Clay county resident Ruth Paine knew it could get this bad, but didn't want to believe the forecasts calling for more than a foot of rain and more.
Ruth Paine: They prepare us, but this is phenomenal, never been like this.
The rising waters also force the emergency evacuation of 50 girls from a girl scout camp in Middleburg. If they didn't go now they could have been stuck for days. A Red Cross shelter also here for evacuees. The biggest concern here is the black creek that could rise to record breaking levels of 25 feet or more.
This disaster has reminded the people here why they live in a small town in the first place.
Ruth Paine: We're depending on one another and I guess they just want to stay with their properties.
The people living here and emergency officials wait to see what happens tomorrow. It is just too dangerous for rescue crews to help people in the dark. There are still so many people who decided they want to stay at home and wait it out.