Flood Blocks Only Access
Tropical Depression Debby has left many roads in Florida flooded, leaving many people inside their homes. While cleanup efforts are underway, folks in one Gainesville neighborhood are waiting for the water to recede.
"Its sad, this is sad," Laura McCook, a Southwest Gainesville resident said.
McCook says its sad that the road she uses is underwater.
"Everybody has to come out here, its the only way in and out," McCook said.
It's the only way in and out off of Southwest 31st Place in Phoenix Apartments in Southwest Gainesville.
"It makes me feel trapped because it is," McCook said.
It isn't clear how deep the water is, but residents say the low lying road started to overflow Tuesday night around 7:30. The water was strong enough to move this mattress and stall some cars.
"Mother Nature not going to pay for cars getting tore up," McCook said.
It was so high, it turned drivers around who needed to get through.
"One guy told me he had to push his car, he stay down the street, he had to push his car the rest of the way he got stuck," McCook said.
In the end, she just wants help.
"You going to wait for something like this to happen, and say oh yeah, that's right you need a drain system," McCook said.
The road is privately owned which is why the city can't do anything. We spoke to workers at Rogers Realty who say they're working with public works officials to get the water out.
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