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Law enforcement investigating threats to Glades communities related to water crisis

Posted at 7:16 PM, Aug 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-02 11:49:59-04

At least two law enforcement agencies say they are investigating threats made against Glades communities on social media.

Deputies say this is in response to ongoing water crisis on both coasts.

Janet Taylor has lived in Clewiston for more than 70 years. She says reading these posts is nothing new, but still sad.

"Place explosives TNT at Lake Okeechobee," said Taylor reading one of the posts.

She called it disturbing.

"To think that anybody would think about blowing up the lake. We just don't want those threats to become reality," said Taylor.

This comes after billions of gallons from Lake Okeechobee has been discharged east and west since June 1.

Other posts talk of welding the locks shut.

"It's embarrassing to be a South Floridian to see this occurring," said Tammy Jackson-Moore in South Bay.

She wants people to know the Glades communities want clean water just as much as everybody else.

"State of Florida is all about tourism. We don't like to see it just as much as they don't want to see it," said Jackson-Moore.