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Immense flooding has lead to life threatening conditions for not only people, but fish and wildlife that have been removed from their natural habitat. Several fish were spotted on the side of the road nearly five miles from the Steinhatchee River in Dixie County struggling to survive.

In the Tampa area, residents are trying to find a way through all the water. Rainfall totals have surpassed monthly normals in only a few days. Some areas have received up to 15 inches of rain in a week.

It could always be worse, though.  In China, a road collapsed from heavy rainfall that lead to massive flooding. Nearby crews tried to recover some of the fallen vehicles, but were only able to recover one. Luckily, there were no deaths reported from the incident.

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Meteorologist Marithza Calderón

Marithza Calderon is native Texan, her professional background includes morning meteorologist in Victoria, Texas. Chief Meteorologist at Fox 2 which serves the Rio Grande Valley, and most recently as the Chief Meteorologist for Univision San Antonio. She moved to Gainesville to expand her career into both hire education and public service. She formed part of Florida Public Radio Emergency Network which is a public broadcasting weather service for the entire state of Florida. She also coached and mentored broadcasting students at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications. Marithza enjoys running, cooking, fishing, and traveling. Her favorite things about Florida are the oranges, and fresh squeezed OJ.