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By Eames Yates
August 22, 2013
Mayo, FL - Hamilton is a Lafayette County resident. She said "every time it rains it just gets higher and higher. We put sandbags down day before yesterday, got up yesterday morning and the sandbags are underwater."
At last check five roads in Lafayette County are under water. Which is taking it's toll on the homeowners that live there.
Murray Baucom is another Lafayette County resident. She said "my primary concern is my mother lives here and her house and her property is being destroyed."
But it's not just property damage that poses a threat if the rains continue.
Margarita Jackson Lafayette County resident. She said she could be stranded and went on to say "well in a little while I will. About two or three more days I will be stranded in there. Nobody can get to me and I can't get out."
County officials met Thursday afternoon and say they're working on getting water pumps from the Florida Department of Transportation.
Donnie Land Emergency Management Coordinator for Lafayette County. He said "we can get out there, we can set up pumps and we can pump from one area to the other but you've got to make sure that when you do that that you're not going to put it off on somebody else."
Land says one of the solutions may be to pump water towards the swamp areas off Highway 51 but nothing will happen for another three to four days.