MYAKKA CITY - Much of this rural community in east Manatee County has been cut off for several days by flooding. The Myakka River is over its banks and is not expected to go down before Wednesday. Many people haven't been able to leave their homes.
The county says it's taking part of a "massive humanitrarian and health initiative" to help.
The Myakka Community Center has been a staging area for assistance since Saturday. The Salvation Army has sent a mobile kitchen to provide breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.
Residents can also obtain water, ice, sunscreen, tarps, bug spray, and propane.
Photo: Manatee County