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Rains Reminiscent of Fourth of July Flooding for Cincinnati Ave Residents

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The city of Panama City is no stranger to flood waters .Wednesday standing water in low lying areas forcing drivers to divert travel down some roads. Water pouring in from higher ground the soak didn't stop there.
Flooding on Cincinnati Avenue in Panama City is reminiscent of last years 100 year storm during the Fourth of July. Some residents on the street have just moved into their homes after being forced to renovate because of last years rain event.
"Here we go again," said Alexis Weaver. "That was my first reaction -- this is round two." 
Weaver and her family have watched as their neighborhood has taken their dose of bad luck. 
Homes on one block of Cincinnati are just inches away from their second flooding in less than a year.  
"This seems to be a little worse than last year," said Weaver. "We just moved back into our house in January -- it hasn't even been a full six months yet." 
A pumping station near the street flashes yellow. The failure of the system has put Panama City roads and drainage crews to work as they try to avert rain to a nearby runoff.  
"But, we will be fine," said Weaver. "We've taken precautions, we've already starting stacking and drying everything, and putting towels under the doors." 
 Drivers are asked to avoid the area off of 19th Street west of Beck Avenue so that a wake doesn't force water into those homes.