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Gulf Breeze flooding
SANTA ROSA COUNTY -- Many people in Santa Rosa County are working to salvage what they can after flood waters damaged their homes.
"Several days after the storm, parts of Gulf Breeze are several inches underwater. I spoke to a couple of homeowners and they tell me they've lost everything and are now left homeless."
"We lived here for about two years, but we just bought it about 5 to 6 months ago."
Brad Foley and his family have to start completely over.
The place they called home for 2 years... flooded out in a matter of hours.
Brad Foley - Flood Victim:
"One of our dogs was barking and waking us up, we thought he had to go to the bathroom or something, then I walked out there and it was just shooting through all the doors and everything thing."
His neighbor Shayna Arnold is also in a rough spot.
The dirty brown water that fills Warrick Street... also fills her home.
Shayna Arnold - Flood Victim:
"We're just dealing with it the best we can, we're waiting on FEMA or the American Red Cross or whoever to help us, clearly it's still underwater."
Jeff Nall still has water in parts of his home.
But compared to some of his neighbors he feels lucky.
Jeff Nall - Flood Victim:
"A lot of people still have it a lot worse than I do, there are people who had it up to their beds and beyond."
These neighbors have more in common than just flood damage...
Neither of them have flood insurance.
But in the midst of hardship,
Community support is apparent.
Members of Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church offered a helping hand.
Belinda Dekozan - Helping Flood Victims:
"We're just trying to distribute meals tonight to anybody who may need it, for people who may be trapped in their homes and help out anyway we can."
"The man that lives at this home the water at one time was as high as this point on the mailbox. If there is any good news out of this whole situation, the water is draining, but at a very slow pace.