Acreage flooding: Crews sent to western Palm Beach County to help flood victims

THE ACREAGE, Fla. -- Crews from several agencies met this morning in Royal Palm Beach to plan assistance efforts for flooding victims in western Palm Beach County.

Workers from Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Florida Fish and Wildlife and other agencies are bringing brush trucks, airboats and swamp buggies to the flooded areas to access each home.

Crews broke down the area into 50 sections, each about one square mile wide. They reached 26 of those yesterday and hope to get the rest today.

Rescuers are going door-to-door, bringing food, water and essentials.

Officials within each agency say they haven't seen many people that need critical help.

The crews are also using a smartphone device that helps them better keep track of which houses they've hit.

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