STARKE, Fla. - Flood waters saw no bounds on Laura Street in Starke. Brad Green's home seemed to be swallowed by running rapids.
"The current is pretty strong," said the home owner. "It's super strong at the corner of the house the beams are that hold up the car port hopefully it doesn't take that out."
He reluctantly gave Action News a peek inside.
"It's messy in here from the water so sorry," he said. And it was a mess; his carpet soaked and soggy and his back yard turned into a lake with three feet of water at the deepest point.
His frustration runs as deep as his flood. He says this is a problem he has never had before and he suspects the city of Starke could have something to do with it.
"A few years back the city did something to widen the (Alligator) creek," he said. "They did something to help with the flow and it seems like since that happened it's only gotten worse."
Green says the city tried to solve other flooding problems by expanding Alligator creek in his back yard and in other parts of Starke. Bradford Emergency managers responded by telling us that there's simply too much flooding to fix.
"Unfortunately we can't make the water disappear and that's what we're trying to accomplish," said Emergency Manager for Bradford County, Michael Heeder. "We're trying very hard to make sure that all these drainage areas funnel into Alligator creek which gets it out to Sampson Lake."
Still, that's little consolation for Green, who is just hoping his home is still standing by the time Debby passes.