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HIgh water and heavy rain cause concern in Pasco County

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Pasco County officials said the flood watch would remain in effect until 8 p.m. Wednesday evening and a flood warning would continue into the weekend as the water drained into river basins and the Gulf of Mexico.
  
John Devocell says he had trouble sleeping Tuesday night.

Heavy rain and the possibility of flooding in his neighborhood kept him awake.

Devocell says, "I was up and down all night long. It rained hard during the night. Along about midnight, it was just, oh it was unbelievable. The noise outside with the rain hitting the roof and hitting the ground it was just like a roar out here."

Devocell lives in the Holiday Travel Park in southern Pasco County.

Rory Byres also lives in the neighborhood and says he decided to leave his home Tuesday night.

Byres says, "I heard on the news that we were going to have flood warnings and stuff like that and knowing this place floods, we actually went to a hotel."

High water closed several roads in the county on Wednesday, as emergency management officials issued warnings to drivers to stay away from roads with barricades.

Emergency managers say some of the roads have suffered damage as a result of the high water and will need repairs.


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