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Updated: 09/12/2017 08:30:00AM

Irma leaves Lakeview Drive flooded

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A tangled, mangled live oak lay over the sidewalk after Hurricane Irma. The storm is estimated to have cost the county $10 million in cleanup although FEMA is expected to reimburse upto 90 percent.

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A man rides his bike Monday afternoon from Lakeview Drive to Sandra Boulevard in Sebring. Flood waters covered the residential roads and stretched, at one point, over the two eastbound lanes of Sebring Parkway.

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Flood water fills the front yard of a home on the north end of the Lake Jackson cove in Sebring. Hurricane Irma left homes flooded and Lakeview Drive barely passable in places.

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A man scoops debris from floodwaters Monday afternoon on the north end of the Lake Jackson cove. Flood waters left by Hurricane Irma swamped homes between Scenic Highway and Sandra Boulevard.

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A dock on Lakeview Drive, near Scenic Highway, lists into the Lake Jackson cove the morning after Hurricane Irma lashed Highlands County. It was one of several either with theirr decks submerged or badly shattered after the storm.

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Flood water inundates a home Monday morning on Sebring Parkway and extends into the road, blocking the eastbound lanes.

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A Monday afternoon motorist enters the turn lane on Sebring Parkway near West Boulevard to avoid a deep puddle extending from an adjacent property. Flooding on the north end of Lake Jackson inundated several homes between the lake and the Parkway after the storm.

By PHIL ATTINGER

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SEBRING — Residents on Lakeview Drive between Scenic Highway and Sandra Boulevard woke to a small version of the lake in their yards.

Flood waters extended from Lakeview to, at one point, the middle of Sebring Parkway, making passage difficult for motorists on both thoroughfares. Residents were seen either scooping debris from the water, preparing to evacuate or, as in one case, sitting on the porch watching the cleanup.

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