June 26, 2012 -
Tropical storm Debby floods multiple Wakulla County homes completely ruining people's property.
Living in Wakulla County for 39 years, Danny Harrell never saw flooding like this.
Tropical Storm Debby slowly stationed right along Florida's coast, leaving people in waist high waters.
"There's no way til the water recedes for me to get in there," Harrell said about his home.
"With time I will overcome it, that's the point of it all. Bad things happen in life on occasion and you rebound and shoot for higher goals and fix it and go on forward."
The recovery phase will be tough for local residents, they can barely reach their homes because of the water.
We met David Moss whose living in a Wakulla County hotel with his family for the time being. They are dealing with knee-high water.
"The flooding itself, it was very unexpected, we didn't expect it to reach the shore up to the hotel," Moss said.
"We have helped 57 families evacuate their homes, flood waters reached their homes, they had to be moved, so we assisted them," said Major Maurice Langston with the Wakulla County Sheriff's Office.
Even with the terrible conditions, people are hopeful that the community will band together and make it through.
"I think when all of this is over and we get the rebuilding, it's going to be a lot better than it was before," Moss added.