Withlacoochee River threatens to flood nearly 2,000 homes by mid-week

RIDGE MANOR, Fla. - The rain water left over from Hurricane Irma is still flowing into the Withlacoochee River causing major flooding in Hernando County.

Nearly 2,000 homes are threatened by the flood waters that are expected to crest on Wednesday at 17.5 feet.

Many people who live on the Withlacoochee River whose homes are flooded have taken off, but some have decided to stay like Micah Ulm who it using a boat to clear as much stuff out of his home as possible.  

Ulm said, "I didn’t start taking stuff out of here fast enough."

Most people say they never expected it to get this bad, and they can’t afford to lost their homes.

Ulm said, "It's a financial setback that you can’t even grab ahold of, it’s not like you missed a payment or something. Someone is going to have to be cool enough to let me start over at zero."

Micah says he’s still trying to keep a positive attitude even with the uncertainty of what will happen. "We’ll get through it."

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