Coastal flooding in Citrus County

On a normal day, this is where Kings Bay ends and the lawn begins, but Hurricane Hermine pushed in several feet of water into peoples' yards and more could be coming again early Friday morning.

Kings Bay left it's banks and went into Les Wade's front yard.

"It's gotten up to just over this second step right here," Wade said.

Despite the Citrus County Sheriff's Office asking coastal residents to voluntarily evacuate to higher ground, Wade and most locals are riding out Hurricane Hermine in their homes.

"It ain't fun, but every now and again you gotta do it if you live on the water," Wade said.

Low-lying areas along the coast nearly all saw at least a couple feet of water in yards or across roads due to coastal flooding. More is expected at high tide early Friday morning.

A shelter has been opened at Lecanto Primary School, 3790 W. Educational Path, Lecanto. Pets are welcome.

Schools in Citrus County are closed until Tuesday, after Labor Day.

VIDEO: Hurricane Hermine flooding in Crystal River

PHOTOS: Hermine damage, flooding Thursday


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