An attorney offered his advice about dealing with the aftermath of flooding following Tropical Storm Debby.
As people throughout the Jacksonville area clean-up, many partly blamed neighbors, local governments, and construction projects for flooding.
Attorney Rick Alexander said if someone's construction on their own land causes your property to flood, it's legally termed a nuisance and that people in this situation can sue.
"Somebody's enjoying their property in a way that limits other people from enjoying their property. This is a classic example where they build up a beam that could be a nuisance," said Alexander.
Alexander recommended that people who have questions call an attorney. He also warned about using caution if people try to prevent property from flooding again.
"The law of unintended consequences, 'I've got this drainage problems and I'm going to build it up.' You could be creating a problem where you don't have a problem but your neighbor does and it's twice as bad as yours is," said Alexander.
Alexander advised keeping records of the damage.
"You want to take pics certainly, keep all receipts, hire those people to clean it out and keep track of all damages and talk to an attorney," said Alexander.