Flooding from Hurricane Irma prompts evacuation of Kissimmee mobile home park

by: WFTV Web Staff Updated:

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - A mobile home park in Kissimmee that houses people over the age of 55 has started to flood and residents are being evacuated, Osceola County deputies said.

Osceola County deputies are not letting anyone into the Good Samaritan Society park.

One resident told Channel 9 she needs her prescription medication but was unable to get into the park.

Nancy Walker's mother was an evacuee from the mobile home park and said the flooding was extreme.

"She's right on one of the little ponds and (the water) is all the way up to her door," Walker said. "That's all you see, is water."

Emergency responders helped evacuate residents from the community of 800 people using airboats and four-wheelers. 

Kissimmee resident Brian Corrigan said he's never seen this kind of flooding, not even during Hurricane Matthew last year.

"I've been here six years and this is the first time I've ever seen water up here, besides the ditch," he said.

Photos: Flooding from Irma in Kissimmmee 55+ community

A Lynx bus arrived to help shuttle residents to nearby shelters.