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Aftermath of Hurricane Irma in The Villages

Residents of The Villages are picking up the pieces in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

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David and Sandi Vanderwall said their back conservation area filled with water up to the top of the block wall. “We live in Lynnhaven. We would have flooded if it had reached another half foot!” Sandi told Villages-News.com.
David and Sandi Vanderwall said their back conservation area filled with water up to the top of the block wall. “We live in Lynnhaven. We would have flooded if it had reached another half foot!” Sandi told Villages-News.com.

Bob Rutkowski shared this photo of oceanfront property in Hadley.
Bob Rutkowski shared this photo of oceanfront property in Hadley.

Jim Anker of the Village of Belle Aire reporters there is little visible damage to houses, but massive amounts of water, including the 8th and 9th holes of Glenview Champions Golf Course. “It looks like the water did not reach the houses, but it is close,” he said. 
Jim Anker of the Village of Belle Aire reports there is little visible damage to houses, but massive amounts of water, including at the 8th and 9th holes of Glenview Champions Golf Course. “It looks like the water did not reach the houses, but it is close,” he said.

Alonzo Ave in front of Town Place Suites at Spanish Springs flooded
Alonzo Avenue in front of Town Place Suites at Spanish Springs flooded

Tree downed on Hilltop Starter Shack
Tree downed on Hilltop Starter Shack

Major flooding at Lake Miramar at Spanish Springs
Major flooding at Lake Miramar at Spanish Springs

Hurricane Irma Damage - Flooding at Lake Miramar

Golf cart path covered in foliage and water
Golf cart path covered in foliage and water

Flattened papaya tree
Flattened papaya tree

Flooding in the Historic Section of The Villages
Flooding in the Historic Section of The Villages

Tree covering golf cart path in The Villages
Tree covering golf cart path in The Villages

Palm fronds and foliage covering Lake Sumter Landing
Palm fronds and foliage covering Lake Sumter Landing

Tree uprooted in a front yard
Tree uprooted in a front yard

Trees on both sides of Hwy 27 just north of CR 25
Trees on both sides of Hwy. 27 just north of CR 25

 

Golf cart path and bridge under water at Havana Kilimanjaro Golf Course
Golf cart path and bridge under water at Havana Kilimanjaro Golf Course

Downed tree at Jacaranda Golf Course
Downed tree at Jacaranda Golf Course

A tree is blocking traffic on Lone Oak Loop in Calumet Grove
A tree was blocking traffic on Lone Oak Loop in Calumet Grove

Flooding at Truman Golf Course
Flooding at Truman Golf Course

Tree from Lake Miona Golf course on house on Pennecamp Drive
Tree from Lake Miona Golf course on house on Pennecamp Drive

Tree downed at Sunset Pointe
Tree down at Sunset Pointe

Flooding of ponds in Sunset Pointe
Flooding of ponds in Sunset Pointe

Hurricane Irma Damage - Richmond Villas in Virginia Trace
Flooding behind Richmond Villas in Virginia Trace

Hurricane Irma Damage - Flooding on Mayflower Loop in Village of Charlotte
Flooding on Mayflower Loop in Village of Charlotte

9th fairway of Bacall executive course
Ninth fairway of Bacall executive course

Fifth hole of Destin championship course
Fifth hole of Destin Championship Course

Hole 6 on Glenview Golf Course has been completely flooded
Hole 6 on Glenview Golf Course has been completely flooded

Downed tree in the Village of Duval
Downed tree in the Village of Duval

Flooded pond on Sweetgum Golf Course
Flooded pond on Sweetgum Golf Course

Tree downed on Hillsborough Trail
Tree downed on Hillsborough Trail

Flooding at Baffie Ct and Fenwick Loop
Flooding at Baffie Ct. and Fenwick Loop

Fourth hole of Evans Prairie Egret Golf Course
Fourth hole of Evans Prairie Egret Golf Course

Flooded cart path on 9th tee oof Glenview championship course
Flooded cart path on 9th tee of Glenview Championship Course

Flooding on El Santiago Golf Course
Flooding on El Santiago Golf Course

Flooding on El Santiago Golf Course
Flooding on El Santiago Golf Course

Man attempting to drive on golf cart bridge over U.S. Hwy 441. Both sides of the bridge are flooded.
Man attempting to drive on golf cart bridge over U.S. Hwy. 441. Both sides of the bridge are flooded.

Entrance to golf cart bridge over 441 on Orange Blossom Side. Both sides are flooded.
Entrance to golf cart bridge over 441 on Orange Blossom Side. Both sides are flooded.

Flooding in some of the homes in Orange Blossom Gardens near golf cart bridge
Flooding in some of the homes in Orange Blossom Gardens near golf cart bridge

 

The dock at Lake Mira Mar shows how high the water level has risen in the Spanish Springs area
The dock at Lake Miramar shows how high the water level has risen in the Spanish Springs area

Flooding at Veterans Memorial Park near Spanish Springs
Flooding at Veterans Memorial Park near Spanish Springs

Debris in front of Old Mill House Theater at Lake Sumter Landing
Debris in front of Old Mill House Theater at Lake Sumter Landing

Flooding on Havana Golf Course
Flooding on Havana Golf Course

Orange Blossom Gardens evacuee trying to use golf cart bridge over U.S. Hwy 441 from Spanish Springs
Orange Blossom Gardens evacuee trying to use golf cart bridge over U.S. Hwy 441 from Spanish Springs

Flooding behind Big Cypress Recreation Center
Flooding behind Big Cypress Recreation Center

Hurricane Irma in The Villages
Downed trees outside of Havana Country Club

Trees and debris along the streets of Lake Sumter Landing
Trees and debris along the streets of Lake Sumter Landing

El Diablo Golf Course seventh hole flooded
El Diablo Golf Course seventh hole flooded

Flooded golf cart tunnel off Buena Vista Blvd (B17)
Flooded golf cart tunnel off Buena Vista Blvd (B17)

Downed Traffic Light at Canal St & Odell Cir
Downed Traffic Light at Canal St & Odell Cir

Roof shingles removed in Village of Pinellas
Roof shingles removed in Village of Pinellas

Pensacola golf course flooded, large oak tree downed

After the hurricane behind the new neighborhood Walmart
After the hurricane behind the new neighborhood Walmart

Before the hurricane behind the new neighborhood Walmart
Before the hurricane behind the new neighborhood Walmart

Downed tree in Village of Silver Springs
Downed tree in Village of Silver Springs

Flooded eighth hole of El Santiago Golf Course
Flooded eighth hole of El Santiago Golf Course

Fallen tree in The Village of Santo Domingo
Fallen tree in The Village of Santo Domingo

Hole #2 at Laurel Valley Golf Course flooded
Hole #2 at Laurel Valley Golf Course flooded

Tree on golf cart path along 466a
Tree on golf cart path along 466a

Flooding on Bonita Pass Golf Course Retention Pond
Flooding on Bonita Pass Golf Course Retention Pond

Downed tree at Oak Pointe in Lady Lake
Downed tree at Oak Pointe in Lady Lake

Fallen debris at entrance to Village of Largo
Fallen debris at entrance to Village of Largo

Flooding on the fifth hole of the Amberwood Golf Course
Flooding on the fifth hole of the Amberwood Golf Course

Front end loader plowing debris from Buena Vista Blvd near Stillwater Trail
Front end loader plowing debris from Buena Vista Blvd near Stillwater Trail

Rising waters in Santo Domingo
Rising waters in Santo Domingo

High waters at hole #17 at Tierra del Sol
High waters at hole #17 at Tierra del Sol

Watery hazard at Mallory Square Golf Course
Watery hazard at Mallory Square Golf Course

Bonita Pass Golf Cart path flooded
Bonita Pass Golf Cart path flooded

Kayaker in pond at Village of Charlotte
Kayaker in pond at Village of Charlotte

Hole #4 behind Pensacola Villas
Hole #4 behind Pensacola Villas

Downed light at 466a and Powell
Downed light at 466a and Powell

High water levels at Belle Glade Golf Course
High water levels at Belle Glade Golf Course

Turtle Mound Golf Course Flooded
Turtle Mound Golf Course Flooded

Flooded Golf Cart Tunnel at Buena Vista Boulevard near Havana CC
Flooded Golf Cart Tunnel at Buena Vista Boulevard near Havana CC

Roof shingles torn from home in Village of Dunedin
Roof shingles torn from home in Village of Dunedin

Palm tree on top of home in Village of Duval
Palm tree on top of home in Village of Duval

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