Panama City, FL –
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Florida (WMBB) – Heavy rains caused significant flash floods in parts of Panama City Beach.
Jamaican Lake is a neighborhood at the western end of Panama City Beach. It sits next to a lake with the same name.
When this lake overflows, water floods the street and sometimes the houses.
Many residents cannot leave their homes because they cannot cross high water.
Brian Morris decided to park his truck in the middle of the road to prevent people from passing. That way, they won’t get stuck or push water against the houses.
Morris has lived in the Jamaican Lake community for four years and said that while this was only the second time the flooding has been this severe, it was the second year in a row.
“We’ve had collapsed garage doors, flooded garages,” Morris said. “Actually, we have several here now, where it seems to be mostly in the garage and not in the houses this time, but it’s only a matter of time before the water comes back into the house. .
Last year Morris said Hurricane Sally caused flooding that caused significant damage.
Bobbie Brigman is a 70-year-old resident who was stranded in her home following Thursday’s flooding.
Brigman said Hurricane Sally was so severe that sewage entered her shower drain.
She hopes the rain stops as she is nervous it could happen again.
“The residents here who cannot leave their homes, we went to see them this morning,” Morris said. “The last time we had to evacuate them in trucks and vehicles to get them out of here during the last flood. But we just need the county’s help.
Morris said he had the area inspected by an engineer and discussed drainage issues with the county, but had not yet received any help.
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