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Gabriel Madlang loads sandbags onto his kayak so he can fortify his house on a submerged street in Seminole County, Fla., on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Mike Schneider)
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Ian is long gone but water keeps rising in central Florida


Residents living in parts of central Florida donned fishing waders, boots and bug spray and canoed or kayaked their way to their homes on streets where floodwaters continued rising Sunday despite it being four days since Hurricane Ian tore through the state. The waters flooded homes and streets that had been passable just a day or two earlier. Ben Bertat found 4 inches of water in his house by Lake Harney off North Jungle street in a rural part of Seminole County north of Orlando after kayaking to it Sunday morning. Only a day earlier, there had been no water.
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