State of emergency announced in Florida as leak at waste water pond prompts evacuations

Apr 3, 2021 | INVESTING

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency Saturday after a significant leak at a large pond of waste water threatened to flood roads and burst a system that stores polluted waters.Officials in Florida ordered more than 300 homes to be evacuated and closed off a motorway on Saturday near the large reservoir in the Tampa Bay area north of Bradenton.Residents who live around the Piney Point reservoir received an alert via text saying to leave the area immediately because the…

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