LAKE CITY, Fla. -- While it's been months since Tropical Storm Beryl and Tropical Depression Debbie dumped water on the First Coast, many places are still trying to dry out.
In Lake City they have large pumps trying to suck up water on the side of the road, but many residents feel like they're left without much help.
"So you're kinda left like, ok, what do you do? And you're just left stranded," said Darrell Carr.
Since May 28th, Darrell Carr's front yard has been underwater. It started with Tropical Storm Beryl, and just got worse with Debbie. Most of his neighbors are in the same boat or worse... many of them without flood insurance.
Since it's private property, the county and state have no obligation to assist them, but he says they're tying his hands too.
"The county told them they could not come over here and pump and that we couldn't pump," Carr said. "Because if we pump water on the road it could present a hazard to cars coming by and cause wrecks, and if someone gets hurt, we could be sued for it."
The county did not return calls for comment, but Carr said he's trying to make the best of it.
"I didn't used to have lakefront property, when I moved here, it was a gorgeous front yard. Now you do? Yep," he said.
Carr has applied for help with FEMA and the Red Cross and is waiting to hear back.
"I'm still left bewildered about what to do," he says.
Without help, Carr said the only thing he can do is wait.
First Coast News