BAKER COUNTY, Fla. -- The soggy scars of Tropical Storm Debby are deep in Baker County. As the water levels drop, neighbors' concerns rise. Receding water levels reveal a whole mess left to be cleaned up.
One hundred-thirty homes were swallowed by the St. Marys River in Baker County. Nearly 50 of them declared destroyed by FEMA.
Musician Johnny Mabry lost his home and his livelihood.
"About $10,000 worth of music equipment completely damaged," said Mabry. "It was 100 times worse than I thought it would have ever been."
Mabry let Action News into his flooded home, where carpets are replaced by sand and mud, and his master bedroom is littered with mold and debris. Furniture is scattered everywhere. The St. Marys River took nearly everything from Mabry as its water levels reached record heights, but he won't let it take anymore from his family.
"I will probably get away and get the kids out," he said. "Hopefully leave for good and get them high and dry."
For those who are planning to stay in the area and re-build, clean up kits provided by the Red Cross are available at the Baker County Sheriff's Office. The county is still waiting to hear from FEMA about how much federal aid they will receive.