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Neighbors kayak through flooded streets in Largo

Posted at 10:32 PM, Aug 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-30 06:22:57-04

LARGO, Fla. — Families in one Largo community are dealing with flooded streets and say it's a recurring problem. 

ABC Action News spotted several cars parked outside the entrance of Whispering Pines, a mobile home park in Largo. 

"It's very frustrating," said Debbie Mueller. "Every time it rains it's like this and the cars have a hard time driving."

The same community was hit with high winds Tuesday night, which tore down Joaqueto Connors' aluminum awning. 

"I was afraid it was going to land on me, so I bolted, I wasn't about to stay put," said Connors. "It seems like I've had more damage from this, from this storm, than when we had Hurricane Irma."

Many were forced to walk through the flooded streets to get home Wednesday night. ABC Action News also saw several people using kayaks down Orange Avenue. 

"I'd like to see the rain stop, I've had enough," said Connors. 

Forecasts show even more rain in the coming days.