Hudson residents brace for more from Hermine

Some people in Pasco County say they’ve never seen the water so high over the boardwalk at Hudson Beach.  It’s underwater Thursday night with the tide rising and the wind picking up.  Many neighbors worry they haven’t seen the worst of Hurricane Hermine.

“I think it's pretty cool.  It's not every day you see it like this,” says Felipe Reyna.  He says the walk on the boardwalk is the wettest it’s been.

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“Usually the water is a foot-and-a-half to two below this deck here.  I hope everyone is safe and all right, but other than that I'm here to play,” says Reyna.

Not everyone is so welcoming of Hermine.  Dave Hughes and neighbors off Sea Ranch Drive in Hudson can't catch a break from heavy rain, high tide, and cars blasting through floodwaters.

“Please slow down, because it's going to our houses.  I'm begging you to please slow down,” says neighbor Tom Soares.

“The waves were splashing, coming up a few bricks high,” says neighbor Dave Hughes.  he points to where the wake from cars has been lapping up against the side of his house.  He fears the next high tide will flood the family’s home with a couple feet of water.  So, they’re not taking any chances, packing up their prize possessions.

“My wife wants to get some of her valuables out and some stuff from her mother that's irreplaceable,” says Hughes.

Everyone's just bracing for what's to come.  “It’s about time to get to higher ground,” says Reyna.

The next high tide in Hudson is around 2:15 a.m. Friday.  That’s when neighbors tell 10News WTSP that they're really going to get nervous watching the tide and overnight rain, and then facing another slightly higher surge Friday afternoon.

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