• Merritt Island neighborhoods flooded as Irma hits Florida

    By: Kelly Healey

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    MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. - Streets were flooded in Merritt Island neighborhoods Sunday as Hurricane Irma hit Florida, with destructive winds and rain.

    Channel 9 reporter Shannon Butler was on Banana River Drive, where water rose to the middle of mail box posts.

    Butler said many homes were boarded up, but there were few sandbags in place to protect the interior of the residences from flooding.

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    Water flooded the yards of many homes.

    WFTV chief meteorologist Tom Terry said more rain is expected to hit Merritt Island on Monday.

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    He said Merritt Island received 4 to 6  inches of rain Sunday and will get 8 to 10 inches more Monday.

    Watch Butler's live report below: 

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