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    Posted August 30, 2012 by
    LizYavinsky
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    West Palm Beach, Florida
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    Your best 2012 weather photo

    LizYavinsky and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: Isaac soaks Gulf Coast
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    "You've gotta save the fish, Mom!"

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     LizYavinsky shot these photos of an attempt to save the fish that spilled into her streets after Isaac on August 30, from her home in West Palm Beach, FL. With her entire neighborhood under three feet of water in the wake of Isaac, she says it hasn't been uncommon to see fish and turtles swimming through the streets. "Now that the water is finally receding and draining through the gutters, there are many large fish trapped in puddles," she says. "My children became upset at the idea of them dying over night and they shouted, "Mom, you've gotta save the fish!" What's a mom to do? I grabbed a few dust pans and buckets to catch the fish. We released them into a nearby lake."

    You can also check out her previous iReports covering the extensive flooding in her neighborhood caused by Isaac on her iReport profile.
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    As the water levels are receding in our neighborhood, we are left with sludge on the streets and side walks, and still some areas of water standing 6-12 inches. Our cul de sac is merely a large puddle, but my children noticed many large fish being drawn to the gutter as the water is funneled there. "You've gotta save the fish, Mom!" is what they were shouting as we pulled into the driveway this afternoon. So, with a few buckets and dust pans, we did just that! We caught the 6 fish on our street and released them into the closest lake... As we walked home, we noticed 10 more fish in another large puddle.... I think I will keep the windows in the car closed as I drive thru the neighborhood tomorrow... There is sure to be a fishy smell as the remaining water is drained thru the gutters.....
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