Justin Daugherty, right, offers his neighbor Bruce Hines, far left, a metal piece to attach to his truck after it got stuck in the flooded New River in Bradford County while he was trying to put his boat in the water on Sept. 13, 2017. “We were just coming to test it out, out of boredom,” said Kevin Hines, middle, who said it was the first time he or his dad had gone anywhere since the storm, referring to Hurricane Irma. (Photo by Emma Green)
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After getting his truck stuck in the New River near the Bradford County and Union County line, Bruce Hines of Lake Butler attempts to drive out of the mud while his son Kevin Hines pushes from behind on Sept. 13, 2017. The pair said the water level was higher due to the rainfall from Hurricane Irma. “We’re just bored,” Kevin Hines said. “Power’s out; there ain’t nothing to do.” (Emma Green/ WUFT News)

 

 

LaVon Hankerson of Starke waits for the tug of fish on his line on a bridge over Sampson Creek on Sept. 13, 2017. The 65-year-old retiree said his power has been out since Saturday but still planned to cook the fish on his gas stove. (Emma Green/ WUFT News)

 

 

Justin Daugherty, right, offers his neighbor Bruce Hines, far left, a metal piece to attach to his truck after it got stuck in the flooded New River in Bradford County while he was trying to put his boat in the water on Sept. 13, 2017. “We were just coming to test it out, out of boredom,” said Kevin Hines, middle, who said it was the first time he or his dad had gone anywhere since the storm, referring to Hurricane Irma. (Emma Green/ WUFT News)

 

 

Gary Baker, a salt mill supervisor, drives his newly bought all-terrain vehicle through his flooded neighborhood in Sampson City on Sept. 13, 2017. “There is places where the water would go to your chin,” he said. Hurricane Irma brought rainfall that flooded nearby Lake Sampson and forced residents along the lake to evacuate. Baker stayed. (Emma Green/ WUFT News)

 

 

A house is reflected on Sept. 13, 2017, in flood waters that overflowed from Lake Sampson after Hurricane Irma brought torrential rainfall. “There is places where the water would go to your chin,” said Gary Baker, a neighbor. Most of the residents from this Sampson City neighborhood evacuated, but the Army brought food and water to the few who stayed on Wednesday.(Emma Green/ WUFT News)

 

 

Doug Watson, a retired Graham resident, points at fallen trees lying in his yard on Sept. 13, 2017. He guessed that sturdy-looking trees fell in his yard, on his fence and on two vehicles on his property due to the saturation of the soil from the rainfall associated with Hurricane Irma. “I like my trees,” Watson said. “I didn’t want to lose them. I love my shade.” (Emma Green/ WUFT News)

 

 

Salt mill supervisor Gary Baker drives through his flooded Sampson City neighborhood on an all-terrain vehicle, which he recently bought in Gainesville, on Sept. 13, 2017. “This has been one of the worst (floods) in about seven years,” Baker said. (Emma Green/ WUFT News)

 

 

Bruce Hines, of Lake Butler, attaches a metal clamp to the front of his truck so it could be pulled out of the mud in the New River on Sept. 13, 2017. The commercial fisherman was taking out his boat with his son during his first outing since Hurricane Irma hit and took his power. (Emma Green/ WUFT News)

About Emma Green

Emma Green is a reporter for WUFT News and can be reached at 305-965-0447 or greenemma@ufl.edu.

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