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Astor residents deal with record flooding after Hurricane Ian

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — Residents in Astor are dealing with record-breaking flooding following Hurricane Ian.

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National Weather Service records show the water level on the St. Johns River was higher over the weekend than the previous record set in 1933.

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While the water level has dropped a little over the last couple of days, residents said that’s happened before, then suddenly it rises again in the low-lying community.

Lake County deputies have been in the area monitoring the situation. FEMA and the National Weather Service have also surveyed the area.

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Emergency officials are asking boaters and drivers to stay out of flooded areas to keep the water from pushing further into homes.

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Jeff Deal

Jeff Deal, WFTV.com

I joined the Eyewitness News team as a reporter in 2006.

Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.

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