Florida expands evacuations ahead of possible breach at phosphate plant


Says crews are working to prevent the collapse of a large waste water pond at an old phosphate plant in the Tampa Bay area. What we're looking at now. Is trying to prevent and respond to, if need be a real catastrophic flood situation. Manatee County officials say models show a breach could release some 340 million gallons of water in a matter of minutes. Public safety director Jacobs are says the evacuation zone has been expanded with 316 homes now evacuated. We do encourage any residents that are living in that evacuation zone to heed those warnings. It is a mandatory evacuation. They should leave the area if they have not already done So. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection says the water in the pond is mixed salt water and processed water, and it's not expected to be toxic. Soldiers at Fort

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