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Earlier this week, it was announced that Daytona International Speedway was going to on notice for closure for the impending Hurricane Matthew that was destined for the Florida shores.
After the Florida Governor declared that he expected the storm to be devastating to his state, the National Guard was preparing for a state of emergency, and not long after officials declared the famed NASCAR track would close immediately and all events were cancelled/rescheduled.
— 6 Time Champ (@NotJimmieJ) October 7, 2016
But in a new rash of people taking advantage of worried Americans, several sites have posted articles and photos claiming that Daytona International Speedway is under a huge amount of floodwater. And that is simply NOT the case.
Thousands and thousands of people are talking about the alleged “flooding of Daytona” on Facebook, Twitter, and other sites. Tragically, the photos and videos are being sourced from a 2009 monsoon-style incident.
— BrandonMcSpookyPants (@knuf1985) October 7, 2016
Below are a few of the REAL images/reports from Daytona during Hurricane Matthew which hit land this week.
— Sara Sidner (@sarasidnerCNN) October 7, 2016
— Blaine Tolison (@BTolisonWSOC9) October 7, 2016
— Morning Express (@MorningExp) October 7, 2016
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