Florida officials warn of 20-foot 'wall of water' if reservoir breaches

Florida officials warn of 20-foot 'wall of water' if reservoir breaches

The Straits Times - World·2021-04-05 09:00

TAMPA (NYTIMES) - Authorities in Florida said on Sunday (April 4) that they were making progress in their efforts to drain a leaking reservoir holding more than 300 million gallons of wastewater but warned that were it to breach, it could result in a 20-foot wall of water.

"What we're looking at now is trying to prevent and respond to, if need be, a real catastrophic flood situation," Governor Ron DeSantis said at news conference on Sunday morning.

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