Withlacoochee River rising, flooding homes and covering roads

RIDGE MANOR, Fla. - Right now, people who live along the Withlacoochee River are still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma because their homes are flooding.

All that rain from Irma is finally making its way into the river which can't hold it all. Right now several homes and roads are already flooded.

The rising water is already at nearly 16 feet and by Sunday is expected to pass 17 feet putting the area at a major flood stage.

People who live here say they’re already exhausted from a week with no power, and are now trying to deal with this, one problem at a time.

Micah Ulm's yard is flooding. He said, "Its just tough you know, everything you work hard for and you’re probably going to lose most of it and its going to be tough."

RELATED: Voluntary evacuation order in effect for Withlacoochee River-area residents

Hernando County Emergency Management is encouraging everyone who lives in the area to leave before it’s too late and they’re not able to get out.

There is a shelter open at the Enrichment Center in Brooksville and it does take pets. It's located at 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd., Brooksville, FL 36901.

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