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City of Apopka seeking ways to halt flooding

Several areas around the city are seeing flooding issues thanks to above-average rainfall the area has received this year, Jeff Weatherford, the city’s Public Services director, told the City Council at its meeting on Wednesday, November 4.

He spoke about several areas that have flooding problems because of the 27-28 inches of rain received in the Apopka area this year.

One area that is most visible to the public is the retention pond located adjacent to Piedmont-Wekiwa Road at the southeast intersection with Semoran Boulevard (State Road 436).

That area is connected with Border Lake just east on the south side of SR 436, along with Lake Cortez that is across SR 436 from Border Lake near the Orange-Seminole county line.

Water from Border Lake is creeping toward SR 436, Weatherford said.