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    Posted June 24, 2012 by
    skydiver6168
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    Madeira Beach, Florida
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    Hurricane season 2012

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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     skydiver6168 says rain continues to pour nonstop in her area, and as she steps onto her front lawn, her feet sink into the saturated ground, which has now turned to mush. She started rolling towels up and placing them underneath her door, but it is not due to the rising water in her area. 'It is so windy that the rain is being pushed underneath the door,' she says. As a resident of Madeira Beach, Florida, she is no stranger to inclement weather, but she says the hours of rainfall are starting to worry her because of the possibility of flooding in her area. 'Typically when a thunderstorm happens it is over in 20 minutes, but this has been going on all day. It is going to be dark soon and the lagoon near my house is rising,' she says.
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    Here are some pics from my back yard situated in Madeira Beach, one mile from the beach. We have a lagoon that is currently about 3 feet higher than it normally is. In fact, you can normally see a seawall all around it, but the water is now over that. (Picture #4 shows the lagoon at it's normal height). The lagoon has now entered the yard. My door is about 100 feet from the water. If it continues to rise, we may have to start moving things to a higher location. But, I am in a one story home, so I do not have a higher place to go to. I will just move things onto the counters I guess.

     

    Some pics show trees and bushes that are now under water. Typically the water is 5 feet away from and above the water line. It's a steep slope into the water, but you can't see that anymore. I've also sent a pic that shows the wind blowing pretty hard, as well as a pic of the distance from my back door to the water. Hopefully it doesn't get any closer. I'll update you later...

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