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ARCADIA, Fla.- Homeowners in parts of DeSoto County were unable to drive to their homes following the return of heavy rain.

“We went through this one time before and so we kinda got an idea, what we’re going to be looking for, you know, waist-deep waters,” said resident Robin Shorter.

Shorter and her husband came equipped to battle the waist-deep waters. They trailed along kayaks, using them to float about a mile down to their Hidden Acres home.

“It’s been almost a week now, this water has been up and it went down a little bit and then it came back another foot,” said Charles Shorter.

Other people prepared for the high waters by moving their cars to higher ground.

“Parking the car down the road is something different for me, quite an experience,” said resident Joanne Winzel.

Several streets in Hidden Acres are underwater. The neighborhood is just steps away from the Horse Creek.

Emergency management officials say all the heavy rain Sunday night caused the Horse Creek to overflow.

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