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IPFS News Link • Natural Disasters

Key Largo is so flooded that crocs swim in streets -- and you can't even flush the toilet?

• by David Goodhue

On Thursday, Florida Bay storm surge from Hurricane Ian piled onto higher-than-average seasonal "king tides." That caused almost three feet of standing water to spill into the streets, making it impossible to tell where backyards end and canals begin.

Apparently, the crocodiles didn't know either.

With the boat ramps underwater, those crocs that live in the canals were spotted swimming down Stillwright Point's streets.

"If you stay closer to the driveways and away from the mangroves you should be safe," a woman in a passing pickup truck told a reporter wading through the floodwater Thursday afternoon.

If crocodiles lurking beneath street floods wasn't a frightening enough image, the thought of not flushing your toilet was a whole other scare.