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Flood cleanup begins in Temple Terrace

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The rain is gone, but the clean-up is just beginning.

In Temple Terrace, several homeowners were drying water out of their homes after a nearby road washed away and sent water rushing towards their doors.

“I contacted the insurance company this morning and hopefully we’ll be able to declare this as catastrophic due to the road collapsing and we took on all of this excess water,” homeowner Shaun Harris said.

“It came up to my back door, it came in the back door and in the front door,” Harris said.

He was able to keep most of it out of the house, but not the garage.

“I’ve got all kinds of furniture and everything piled in here right now that we are going to have to pull through and look to see what kind of damages we have,” Harris said.

In Seminole Heights, homeowner Brian Bosco spent the day collecting estimates after a tree fell on the roof of his house.

“When I heard the whole thing hit, the whole house shook like an earthquake,” Bosco said of the falling tree.

"It started leaking through the ceiling into the band room, so I got the drum set and al the band equipment out of there,” he said.

“My whole goal right now is to get this thing off my house, so I can move back in because right now they told me it's in my best interest not to stay here.”

After a soggy couple of days the Tampa Bay area will be looking at much drier weather for the week ahead.

“Saturday night will be mostly cloudy with rain chances ending by the late evening hours,” said Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Julie Phillips.

North winds will bring in drier and cooler air overnight. It will be on the cool side Sunday morning with temps near 60 degrees.

It will remain mostly sunny on Sunday as high pressure builds into the Gulf. Highs on Sunday will be near 82 degrees.

On Monday high pressure will keep conditions dry. Expect sunny skies and highs near 85. Inland will be in the upper 80s.

The American Red Cross of Tampa Bay is ready to assist flood victims with shelter and food. Anyone in need of help can call (813) 348-4820.


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