Rising floodwaters in Seminole County

- Areas of Seminole County that were hit with flooding after Hurricane Irma are dealing with rising water again with recent rain.

Eric Mings, who lives in Geneva, is forced to drive through a flooded street to get home.

“I can get in and out in my truck from my house, people at the other end of the street have to use boats to get in and out,” Mings said.

Behind his home, Lake Harney is taking up more and more space.  

“You can see how it's eaten away that ledge where my back yard used to be,” Mings explained.

He says he’s frustrated after dealing with weeks of flooding. Folks on Lake Jesup can relate.

“It's hard for business, it's very difficult because we're looking at this as our livelihood,” said Patrick Hurtt, the kitchen manager at Black Hammock Restaurant near Oviedo.

The restaurant is open but the back bar on the water is filled with water that’s rising again.

“For the most part we've seen gators come up closer to the restaurant than ever, we've seen gator or two in the back of one of the small bars so it's been difficult to be able to get things from those properties, to be able to keep the restaurant running but for the most part, we've been doing what we can,” Hurtt said.

All eyes are now on where the water goes from here. Some are preparing to tough it out for weeks.

“It'll probably be a month, I can't see the water going down for a month,” Mings said.

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