Hurricane Irma struck Florida about four days ago, but people in areas of Brevard County are still dealing with flooding in and around their homes.
- Titusville, Cocoa areas still dealing with Irma floodwaters
- People in the area expect the water to remain for months
- FACEBOOK LIVE: Greg Pallone shows you what it looks like ▼
For some, that means their lives are on hold until the waters recede.
"Maybe an inch has receded, no movement," Amanda Decker said Thursday. "It's our entire property."
The Decker family moved to their home along Parkland Street about seven months ago. It's a property with a small pond that now, because of Irma's rains, has transformed into a large lake.
There's also now an alligator flooding around in the floodwaters.
"We definitely want him to go away," Decker said, adding that their basement is flooded and their two vehicles are a total loss.
They have a pump designed to get water out, which they did before the storm. But with so much rain, it didn't make a difference. The pump is also underwater.
Now, the only way to their home is a small walking path.
"We just want it fixed," Decker said. "Or a solution."
Down on Statford Drive just outside of Cocoa, people in the area are also dealing with floodwaters.
It's a trifecta: Hurricane Floyd drenched the area in 2005, Tropical Storm Fay dumped more than 20 inches of rain in 2008 and now Irma.
"Right now, my backyard smells like a toilet," Michelle Witek said.
Witek's home survived the storm, but it was previously flooded during other storms. Still, floodwaters haven't receded along her street.
"This is the third occurrence," she said. "It shouldn't have happened again."
According to Witek, the county hasn't done enough to protect their homes from flooding. She said she's fortunate she bought flood insurance after Floyd.
County officials said millions of dollars were spent on drainage improvements in the Stratford Drive area after Fay.
Water levels have done down 18 inches since the storm ended. Before the work, it would take weeks for floodwaters to recede.
Considering how much rain was received during Irma, the improvements have reduced the flooding, and recovery is much faster.
Greg Pallone, News 13's Brevard County reporter, took time after his story Thursday to show Facebook viewers what it looks like in the Titusville neighborhood still dealing with floodwaters.
People who live in the area said it will likely take months for the water to recede. An alligator is also flooding in the Hurricane Irma-made pond, and people who live nearby are concerned for their safety.