Osceola County

Kissimmee residents experience flooding, make the choice to evacuate

KISSISSIMMEE, Fla. — Residents participated in a voluntary evacuation Saturday at Shingle Creek Reserve at the Oaks in Kissimmee.


This evacuation comes after days of recovery in Osceola County, where heavy flooding occurred following Hurricane Ian.

Neighbors saw significant flooding In the Pebble Point neighborhood, where Sen. Rick Scott toured Saturday.

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A lot of people were out and about during the day as they cleaned up their homes.

As for plans to help those who have lost everything and have nowhere to go, Scott said residents should seek out local churches.

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“You got to make sure we keep shelters open, to make sure people have a place to go,” he said.

Some people in the neighborhoods said they are not getting answers from their insurance companies.

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Scott said those people should contact his office directly.

Evacuation from Shingle Creek is optional right now and city officials said they are working to pump their water out.

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