Residents in one northern Florida county have gotten a better idea Tuesday what price they will have to pay in the wake of Tropical Storm Debby.
Officials in Columbia County, just north of Gainesville and Alachua County, said the damage there tops $20 million.
That estimate does not take into consideration the hundreds of flooded homes in the county, officials said.
Homes in Columbia County are still under water almost one week after Debby made landfall in Florida as a tropical depression.
Getting around has gotten no easier, as more than 100 roads around the county remain closed.
Gov. Rick Scott has asked President Barack Obama to make a major disaster declaration for the state of Florida. That would allow counties impacted by the storm to qualify for federal aid.
If Obama doesn't grant the request, Scott said he will file for supplementary assistance from the Small Business Administration.