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Updated: 10/10/2013 08:00:05AM
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JOURNAL PHOTO BY MAT DELANEY


This home fronting Washington Boulevard in Highlands Park Estates was evacuated in July when flood water invaded the house. Emergency pumping had done little to ease the flooding.

JOURNAL PHOTO BY MAT DELANEY


Several roads in the Highlands Park Estates subdivison remain closed. The roads have been submerged much of the summer due to unusually high rainfall totals.

PHOTO SUBMITTED BY SARAH BOWMAN


12-year-old Chance Timm shows off a homemade raft he built to navigate an area that had been his father's vegetable garden near Venus. The son of Bernie and Sarah Timm, the youngster said the water is about 4-feet deep.

JOURNAL PHOTO BY MAT DELANEY


A big pump from the Highlands County Road & Bridge Department was working Tuesday, moving water away from flooded homes in Highlands Park Estates.

By MAT DELANEY

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While several areas near Lake Placid are still battling flood waters from a summer of torrential rains, Highlands County crews continue pumping in the Highlands Park area of Lake Placid where some homes have been evacuated due to water.

County crews brought in large pumps in an attempt to alleviate flooding in that neighborhood, but reports indicate the effort might not be producing the desired results.

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