Washington County Top Stories of 2013

Published: Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 01:51 PM.

CHIPLEY — 2013 is now relegated to the history books, but it is a year that won’t be soon forgotten my many Washington County residents. From record floods to record crowds at the Watermelon Festival, the year was anything but dull.


No. 1 Top Story of 2013

July, August bring floods to area

County and state officials were surveying Washington County on July 9 afternoon, trying to determine the extent of the damage caused by the July 4 weekend’s torrential rain.

The Florida Panhandle received more than 20 inches of rain between July 3 and July 7, and at one point, every road in Washington County was closed due to the flooding.

Vernon was particularly hard hit, and the City Council met Monday in special session to discuss what can be done to recover.

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