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Tropical Storm Sally reduced many of Sanibel’s streets to canals and parking lots to pools over the weekend. Over 10 inches of rain fell, leaving many residents wading through almost knee-high waters.
The water around homeowner Chris Widman’s property was at least ankle-deep, flooding his house and damaging his garage. He says he hasn’t seen rain this bad in a while.
“It’s shocking, I’ve never seen the water rise so fast,” Widman said. “Yesterday it was a little high, but it just kept rising and rising. And I don’t know when it’s going to stop and the rain just keeps coming and coming.”
The city has advised residents to stay off roads until the rain stops and the flooding subsides.