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Roads and homes flooded at Camper's Holiday
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Brooksville, FL -- Residents living at Camper's Holiday in Brooksville got roughly 7 inches of rain in two hours Thursday night, causing street flooding and forcing some to evacuate.

"It came up real quick," said Camper's Holiday HOA President Norn States about the water.

States estimated about 80 of the community's 300 homes were affected by the water.

Several streets in the 55 and older community remained flooded on Friday with more rain in the forecast. States said officials had to use boats on Thursday night to evacuate some of the residents.

PHOTOS: Heavy rains flood homes and roads at Camper's Holiday

The Red Cross set up an emergency shelter in Brooksville and five people spent the night there.

At one point on Thursday night, with nearly two dozen intersections flooded, the Hernando County Sheriff's Office issued a warning telling people to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary.

The sheriff's office also released an update on road closures in the area. As of Friday evening at 8 p.m., they are as follows:

CLOSED:

  • Clinton & Providence
  • Culbreath and Race Horse Ln
  • Culbreath north of Hayman
  • Culbreath south of Powell
  • Endsley & 2397 Saturn
  • Endsley & Saturn
  • Ft Dade 18379
  • Lakeside MHP
  • Norton & Morningside on Ft Dade
  • Rackley - Dirt road portion
  • Rackley Rd - 2337
  • Rackley Rd - 3112 close to Endsley
  • Rackley to Saturn (2740)
  • Young Rd

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