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San Marco residents deal with flooding concerns

SAN MARCO, Fla. – The nor'easter brought heavy rain and flooding to parts of the area Sunday, with roads in San Marco barely passable.

Car after car slowly drove through the flooded streets as News4Jax cameras also caught emergency vehicles taking it slow as they drove through standing water.

Near the San Marco Theater, News4Jax caught up with people who said the flooding has been a concern, especially after Hurricane Irma.

"I have a friend here that lives in the towers and I can't really get ahold of her," resident Helen Pohlman said. "She did go to the beaches to avoid the water, but it's been a hardship on her. She had to leave her car and she's quite elderly."

The owner of Safari Food Store, Hoveek Shaheen, said his store flooded with more than 2 feet of water during Irma, so Sunday's flooding was concerning.

"It's kind of close to the store now, and with the water being high, that kind of brings danger to the store," Shaheen said.

As road signs warn of the high water, drivers are urged to take a different route should they come across high-water areas.