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Lauderhill Residents Dry Up After Isaac

Isaac's rains forced many residents to stay home and start the clean-up process

By Gilma Avalos
|  Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012  |  Updated 5:20 PM EDT
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Isaac's rains forced a late spring cleaning onto residents in Lauderhill - raking and sweeping debris, and mowing down damp grass. Many stayed home because they feared car damage and were finding ways to fill up their time. Residents tell NBC 6 about the clean-up.

Isaac's rains forced a late spring cleaning onto residents in Lauderhill - raking and sweeping debris, and mowing down damp grass. Many stayed home because they feared car damage and were finding ways to fill up their time. Residents tell NBC 6 about the clean-up.

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Boxes of paperwork laid out to dry, sneakers hanging from a shoe tree - most of the contents in this garage are spread out on the driveway as residents clean up from Isaac.

"A bit of a nightmare - as you can see we've had to move out of the garage we did have water up to the wall," said Rhonda Stribling.

Isaac's rains forced a late spring cleaning onto residents in Lauderhill - raking and sweeping debris, and mowing down damp grass. Many stayed home because they feared car damage and were finding ways to fill up their time.

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"I have neighbors who didn't go to work or didn't go to school,” said Don Booker.

Resident Rosa Richmond said, "If I'm going to bring my car more damage, I need at least one more day."

Due to the proximity to canals, overflow from these waterways contributes to the flooding. As a result it's not uncommon to see wildlife in the canals swimming in the roads.

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In Lauderhill, a fence no longer separates the canal from the backyard causing those in cars to drive slow and prompting others to use alternative forms of transportation.

"It’s a lot easier to save gas and bring the bike,” said resident Arty Saginario.

Though resident agree things are getting better, as water levels recede, it’s still a slow drying out process that requires patience and maybe a good sense of humor.

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