Cleanup on hold for some residents who live on streets that are still swamped

People are staying home

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - Some neighbors in west Boynton Beach are still bogged down by water that has yet to recede. In the Alden Ridge community off Boynton Beach Boulevard the streets remain swamped.

Many residents stayed home from work Tuesday, worried they wouldn't make it out of their own driveways. Cleaning up any downed trees or debris will take longer, since homeowners say they have to wait for the waters to recede.

Nearby on dry streets crews cut down a huge black olive tree. Tropical Storm Isaac was a wakeup call for many who had yet to trim back their trees.

"We have the panic and the influx of calls from people. They want to take palms down too because of anything that can go flying like missiles or anything of that sort," says Jason Broniecki, with Boynton Beach Tree Service.

One man who lives in this neighborhood says he measured the water at it's highest and it was 22 inches deep.

Some residents taking a light-hearted approach to it, posted a "no wake zone" sign around here, but overall, it's a nuisance. Many neighbors never thought they'd see so much rain come down in such a short period of time.

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