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Flooding concerns as more rain expected this week

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Flooding concerns continued to build Sunday as above average rainfall has pounded the First Coast, and we could see more wet weather throughout the week.

In just two weeks, more than seven inches of rain has fallen in Jacksonville. It was even worse in Orange Park, with 20 inches reported to have fallen in the last two weeks alone. That's almost a summer's worth of average rainfall. And at the beach, nearly two months worth of rain has hit the ground.

While much of the flooding has dissipated, the wet weather had clogged numerous roadways and storm drains are working overtime.

BJ Ibach has lived off Stein Street on the southside since 1969. He said he's has about enough of all this flooding.

"It came all the way up to my driveway," Ibach said. "You can see, all the debris right here. This is the 1st time it's been like this in a couple years."

Meantime, drivers will want to avoid that thick standing water. A lot of people learned that the hard way with their vehicles getting stuck as they tried to pass through.

Mosquitoes are another big concern after the storms. Large puddles are the perfect breeding ground for insects and specialists say they can't come out and spray until the rain stops.


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