Floods recede in St. Johns Co. after 3-day storm

Saturday night's deluge brought rain, lightning, high winds to county

Published On: May 05 2013 04:21:52 PM EDT   Updated On: May 05 2013 09:09:41 PM EDT
St Johns County flooding
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -

The flooding has gone down significantly in a lot of areas since Saturday night, but there are still some places where there's a decent amount of water.

Some flooding is still persistent in the Wards Creek area on the Westside of Jacksonville at the intersection of State Roads 13 and 16.

Even with the water going down, cars had to be careful in some areas, where the roads were still underwater.

St. Johns County was pummeled Saturday night by powerful storms, bringing lots of rain, lightning and high winds.

As a result, trees came down all over. Firefighters told Channel 4's Vic Micolucci they had to use chain saws to remove the trees from the roads and people's homes.

Chris Mulhearn rode his bike through the area.

"Yeah, there's a lot of trees down, a lot of property damage," said Mulhearn. "In some areas, you see a lot of damage."

Despite a lot of debris and trees down, there was very little serious damage reported.

Luckily, places like the Lifepoint Worship Center escaped any major problems. Sunday morning, churchgoers teamed up to clean the mess left behind so services could go on as scheduled.