NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. -- Bill Reeves and his wife will never forget how bad things got around their Hilliard home. In just a matter of hours, they're backyard became a lake.
"They had a canoe and went up and down the road in a canoe, it was so deep," he said.
The Reeves's are just one of many families who got doused by Debby. Danny Hinson, Emergency Management Director for Nassau County says the entire area is trying to regroup.
"You can imagine after a storm, it took at least a week for FEMA to get here. That took some time, the mold that's growing in some of these buildings. Uninhabitable at this point," he said.
Roads still need to be filled in, bridges need to be repaired and boat ramps need their concrete slabs restored.
The county says it will take some time, but money from the government will help. As for the Reeves's, they say they'll be ready Lord forbid, if disaster strikes again.
"The lesson learned out here, we need to be more prepared for floods and the water comes up so high," he said.
The the rest of the week, people can go to the Disaster Recovery Center in Yulee and get help from FEMA and the Small Business Administration. You need do it fast, though, because the center closes down for good on Saturday at 6 p.m.