Deputies Patrol During Tropical Storm Fay
LABELLE, FL. -- Deputies from the Hendry County Sheriff's Office are making the rounds about the county during tropical storm Fay. Officers are checking neighborhoods and businesses while reporting on weather conditions back to the dispatch office.
This morning the Dumont Chemical company on Industrial Way in LaBelle had a chemical spill as reported by a maintenance worker. The LaBelle fire department has responded to the spill, while authorities are waiting on the Department of Transportation to close off the street. At this time it is unknown what the chemical danger may be.
Deputies found some small kids playing in a ditch on Birchwood Parkway in Port LaBelle during 50 mile an hour wind gusts and told the parents to get them home. Migrant housing at Mira Verde in Port LaBelle had some reported flooding. Five apartments had water coming up through the foundations during the storm. Electric was out in downtown LaBelle at noon with both traffic lights not operating. Aqua Isles trailer park power was also out. At 1 p.m. electric out in Port LaBelle. Flooding of streets in northwest Hendry county were reported as well as a few streets in Port LaBelle.
The weather will be very windy topping 50 miles an hour in gusts around Hendry county with continuous rains. No reports of any serious damage at this time. Winds will expect to peak around noon and decrease during the afternoon.