|Published:||Sep 13, 2013 6:15 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 13, 2013 6:34 PM EDT|
LEE-CHARLOTTE COUNTY LINE, Fla. - More flooding concerns continue to plague a Southwest Florida community. While the waters have receded along the Lee-Charlotte County line, Wink News spoke with neighbors who are still dealing with the mess.
In Charlotte County along a section of Williams Drive, the pavement ends and the muddy mess begins. One woman who lives a couple hundred feet down the road says she has a hard time getting out of her home.
Jennie Cannady has lived here for more than 40 years, but lately her piece of country paradise has turned into more of a sticky swamp.
"It's a little deep in places, yes! My husband used to say 'it can't get any wetter, it just gets deeper'," she said.
The lake by her home is overflowing. She's concerned about her animals.
The road she has to drive to leave her house. It's so muddy she can only drive her farm truck.
Her friend Mary who lives with her is ill and bedridden. Over the weekend, she says hospice nurses- needed to take Mary in to receive care. "The transport looked at the ponds out there, and said I don't think that my transport van will get down there.
They finally got Mary out, but Cannady says, because of these conditions, it's impossible for her to see her friend.
"Yesterday they moved her from Sarasota Memorial back to Port Charlotte and I can't go visit her because I can't get the car out. And I don't feel comfortable driving the pickup truck up there," she said. "I feel like like I'm not a very good friend."
People who drive down the road, often hug the corners so they don't get stuck.
A Lee County spokesperson says crews are out and about North Fort Myers monitoring the situation.
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