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Downtown areas damaged from storm

Dozens of cars, homes, and businesses were damaged in Downtown Pensacola.
Channel Three's Christina Leavenworth shows us what happened.

The water has gone down significantly. But looking at these water lines, you can see just how deep it was in some areas. There were vehicles stranded in the street.  And many of the parked vehicles on the side of the road flooded.  Vehicles parked on the streets that were destroyed.  But some homes also took on some water...

These are the images people woke up to this morning in downtown. Many streets covered in several feet of water. Damaging cars, homes and businesses.  Robbie Carrigan recently bought a home in Aragon.  He sent us these photos as he watched the water- destroy his truck....

We kept sitting on balcony and seeing it o step to step to  step took 3-4 hours to get to the top,
That's when they realized.  The only other place the water could go was inside.

We had this outlet, it started protruding first, then side of us in the corners, and after that just started coming in, 4 inches or so...
They put their brand new furniture on paint cans and prayed for it to stop...

It reminded me of a hurricane, the next morning, the sun coming up, little sleep, all the power off, tell its a ghost town and everything destroyed...

Down the street, several businesses dealt with the same thing.   Paul Dye owns the Cabaret Bar...

It was very quick, like high tide comes in, there was no water and then you turn around and 12 inches of water coming in through the doorway, everything is a mess, so we will see when it dries up.

Once neighbors woke up and saw the damage.   The streets were filled with residents reveling in what mother nature can do in just hours....
Everyone trying to help in any way they could.  Including 8 year old Reed Rehwinkle.  Holding a self-made sign-warning vehicles of the danger ahead....

A sign that says road closed, people have been not paying attention and driving past me,
All the power went off around 1030 last night, from that point on heavy heavy sheets of rain, my truck is completely flooded

It was heavy continuous rain,

When it gets to the last step, thats when ill start worrying , sure enough last step wasn't stopping, we took up the furniture...
All hell broke loose

About 2:00 in the morning thats when water started
We were kind of scared at first, we didn't know when it was going to stop...

You hope for the best, we heard everybody needed to go upstairs, thats where we took the party...
It just like the truck, everything is replaceable, lives are not replaceable, keeping safe was our main thing..