Orange County still recovering from Hurricane Ian as Nicole hits

Residents concerned over further floods as Nicole brings heavy rainfall

Many Orange County neighborhoods are still recovering from flooding by Hurricane Ian as Hurricane Nicole threatens to bring even more.

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Many Orange County neighborhoods are still recovering from flooding by Hurricane Ian as Hurricane Nicole threatens to bring even more.

Orange County saw 8-12 inches of rain and high waters about a month ago when Ian swept through the area.

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While certain areas in the county have had storm debris cleaned up already, many are still awaiting cleanup crews contracted with the county to remove the trash, waste and damaged goods.

News 6 crews in the neighborhood of Orlo Vista early Thursday morning found debris still piled up along the road.

Orlo Vista suffered heavy flooding after Ian, which destroyed homes and belongings.

Water levels have receded, and Orange County officials said Wednesday that they’re continuing to pump water out of the neighborhood, but Nicole will dump even more rain into the area.

As of early Thursday morning, models forecast 4-8 inches of rain in the county as Nicole passes through.

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