Water-Related News

Lake County receives $500K grant to study flood protection

ASTOR – Lake County has been awarded a half a million dollar grant to see how the county can better protect itself from flooding.

Megan Milanese, emergency management director for Lake County, knows how hard Astor was hit.

"Our crest was at 4.7 feet which is a historic amount," She said. "Then we were monitoring that situation. I want to say Astor was underwater for over sixty days."

But during storms, Milanese is keeping an eye on all of Lake County. And now, they've received a half a million dollar grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to look for ways to try and make the county more resilient and less likely to flood.

The county says actual implementation of projects to protect from flooding could be anywhere from one to three years away.