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Okaloosa flooding

In Okaloosa County, emergency crews spent the last 24 hours dealing with extensive flooding of roads and homes.

Channel Three's Laura Hussey takes us to one subdivision where people had to leave their homes before dawn.

This is Gap Creek in Fort Walton Beach. Clearly it's overrun its banks. We are in the backyard of a home on Echo Circle. And just about every home on this side of the street flooded between 4 and 5 this morning. I'll give you a look back here at the deep water of the creek that's overtaken everyone's backyard, as I tell you how people woke up in the middle of the night, or capped a restless night realizing the water was coming into their homes. At the point many of them needed to go out of their homes, firefighters were here, and they actually daisy-chained arm in arm, because the velocity of the water coming down that street was so great. Now they're in the cleanup phase, like so many people up and down the Gulf Coast, it's time in Fort Walton Beach, where some of those people even went to that shelter at Choctawhatchee High School.