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Extreme flooding for Ortega residents

10:45 PM, Aug 20, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Residents in Ortega saw extreme flooding Monday afternoon, with several streets underwater.

At least one vehicle got stuck and had to be towed out.

Some Ortega residents said they couldn't get home, and some added a recent drainage project seemed to have made things worse instead of better.

"This is the worst flooding in 28 years, since I've been living here," said Rick Myers. "The drainage was just done in the last year so I'm not sure what happened."

"Since the drainage project it has totally flooded our yard several times," Susan Aman said. "It has definitely gotten worse instead of getting better."

Ortega residents say Monday's flooding was even worse than flooding from recent tropical storms.

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