JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- When there is a lot of rain in Jacksonville and it floods, you can count on McCoys Creek Boulevard being underwater. It's been a rough summer -- Tropical Storm Beryl, Tropical Storm Debby, and now it's possible Isaac could bring more rain to this area.
Wade Cain had rain up to his third step in front of his home this past June during TS Debbie. Cain has lived on McCoys Creek Boulevard for 59 years.
"The water was about to go inside that building right there, that's how high it was," said Cain as he pointed to the door on the side of his house.
Cain says he's learned to deal with it, parking up the hill and walking through the back door of his house. It's the motorists who get stuck all the time that don't.
"Who don't know any better to turn around and go back, all they have to do. But they are going to drive through it. The last time it flooded, towing companies did a brisk business pulling cars out of the water that is often deeper than it appears to be."
Cain can do without Isaac heading our way.
"I hope it don't come. It's not going to do me no good."
The city is currently working on modifications to reduce the flooding. The city is spending $1 million to expand three ponds in the area to hold more water, and is building another one. But Cain doesn't hold out much hope.
"Everything they try don't work. They've had how many years since I have been here? 59? They haven't fixed it yet. I'll deal with it, and I guess everybody else who has to, they'll deal with it too."
City spokeswoman Debbie Delgado tells First Coast News the work the city is doing is not likely to eliminate all flooding in the area because it is such a low lying area in the city.
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