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Several evacuated in West Pasco; flood warning until 12:30 p.m.

PORT RICHEY — Firefighters and deputies began knocking on doors in the Gulf Highlands area of western Pasco around daybreak after a night of heavy rain. Several residents were evacuated, including some who had water inside their homes.

"I looked outside and said, 'Oh, my!' exclaimed Theresa Giguere, who has lived on Glover Road for 10 years. "I've never seen anything like this, even in 2005, when we had all those storms.''

Giguere's daughter, Adrianna Ulitto, 9, waded in the water at Hawthorne and Glover roads as neighbors gathered floating garbage cans and watched the sky anxiously, dreading more rain.

Carol Berger's house at 7705 Glover Road is across the street from a retention pond that overflowed. She feared more rain would send water into her home. Neighbor Joe Irwin moved her car out of harm's way, while a Muscovy duck waddled to Berger's front door.

"Great day for ducks, bad day for us,'' Irwin said.

"Everybody feeds them,'' said Berger, who has lived in the neighborhood for two years, "but usually we have to walk over to the pond.''

Deputies blocked roads all along Zimmerman Road in the Gulf Highlands area. There were several reports of water in homes, and an evacuation center was set up at the St. Mark's Presbyterian Church on State Road 52, a half-mile north of the worst flooding.

A flash flood warning was issued for an unincorporated area between Hudson and Port Richey in Pasco County and will remain in effect until 12:30 p.m. A 10-block area has been evacuated and half a dozen residents were directed to a shelter, according to Pasco Emergency Management.

Several evacuated in West Pasco; flood warning until 12:30 p.m. 07/01/09 [Last modified: Saturday, July 4, 2009 12:39pm]
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