Evacuation imminent due to release from Piney Point stack

Evacuation imminent due to release from Piney Point stack
Video shows water flowing rapidly out of Piney Point. (Source: Commissioner Misty Servia)

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. (WWSB) - Evacuate NOW! That was the message sent to people in Manatee County in a newly expanded evacuation zone.

Officials have expanded the evacuation area around the breached Piney Point reservoir. The original evacuation zone has expanded a half-mile west and one mile southwest to Moccasin Wallow Road.

You can see a map of the affected area below:

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