Deerpoint Area Roads Submerged

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Some residents in the Deerpoint area woke up Monday morning to knee-high flood waters.

County officials say they've had the dam's draw-down gates open since early last week.

Bear Creek residents say this is the worst flooding they've seen in more than 30 years.

Homeowners by Bear Creek are sharing the road with ducks.

Resident Kenny Fuller says, "We seen it like this in '78 or '79 but around then it only came about to the tree there. It started rising last night and about 3:15 this morning it was about half of the road here and then 5:15 this morning it was all the way across the yard."

The heavy rainfall and standing water has destroyed everything at ground level and is threatening homes.

Chuck Nowell explains, "You know we're kind of shut down right now. We can't use plumbing and we can't use air conditioning and the water keeps rising."

Daniel Pierce adds, "Flooding's not a scary issue but when you're in knee-high water it can be."

Besides ducks, residents are seeing predatory animals.

Fuller says, "Water moccasins will, yeah, and the gators. Just keep your eyes open and you'll be all right."

And that could be a problem Tuesday.

Pierce says, "I have three kids. Two girls and a boy, 7, 6, and 5 pretty much and they're all getting ready to attend Dean Bozeman school and tomorrow's their first day and as you can see, we're going to have to swim to the bus stop in knee-high grass and snake infested water right now."

Residents say this is much worse than the flooding that took place on July 4th.


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