PUNTA GORDA, Fla - Three days after moving into their Punta Gorda home, one family says they have lost everything to the recent flooding.
On Knollwood Drive, the water was still at a high level Tuesday night, some of the mailboxes almost overtaken by the flood waters and one family was forced out of their home.
"Unpacked, decorated, and now its all under water,"Renee Durrance said. She and her family are packing up and moving out, after they just moved into their Punta Gorda home. "We moved in here Sunday, now everything is gone. I don't know what to do."
High flood waters took over her street, forcing her family to salvage what they could. She said, "It filled up within an hour, the whole house is full, we couldn't get everything up in time."
She says the county came out to check the storm drains and told her everything was working fine.
Over near Baynard Drive and U-S 41, another neighborhood was underwater. Cameron Parson spent his evening fixing his car, after driving through deep water. He says, "just happened to hit a hole I couldn't see and one of the guards popped off."
The Durrance family hopes to return to their home when the water recedes. "We love the house and we want to stay, we don't like the water but we want to stay, so we're going to clean it up," Renee says.