First Alert Weather Alert: Flood Warning expires at 8:00 PM on 4/28, issued at 10:03 AM Bryceville, FL | Callahan, FL | Fernandina Beach, FL | Glen Saint Mary, FL

Heavy rain, whipping winds leave damaging debris in St. Johns County

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Updated: 5/03/2013 9:33 pm

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- Several inches of rain and high winds forced a few road closures and had people wading through water in their yards.

Mike Miller planned on catching up on some yard work Friday, but Mother Nature had other plans.

"There's like a river, creek going through my front yard," said Miller.

He was forced to wade through high waters in his front yard, which looks more like a large pond now. He told Action News his rain gauge captured more than 5 inches in just a few hours overnight.

"I'm no stranger to bad storms and weather but the last 12 hours of torrential downpours, I would say has really been coming down."

Miller is not the only one feeling the aftermath of an intense rain.

Drivers kicked up massive amounts of water along SR 16 and SR 13 after bands of heavy rain streamed across St. Johns County.

The flood watch here is active through late Friday night.

The First Alert Weather team tracked more than eight inches of rain in St. Augustine. Folks around here can expect another two to four inches before this all passes, which is unwelcomed news for Miller.

"My shed is about another four inches and it's going to be underwater."

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