In waterlogged Pungo, residents hope that rains will stop

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PUNGO, Va. (WAVY) — Residents in the Pungo area can’t seem to catch a break with a lot of rain and roads still flooded.

“If the conditions are bad, it just keeps the ground saturated,” said Pungo resident Scott Watson.  “The water’s been higher than I’ve seen it in 40 years.”

Watson says he and his wife were mostly prepared.

“Prepared physically, but not mentally, it’s not fun to be here and watch the fish swim through the yard and the snakes around the edge of the pool and stuff,” he said.  

With 16 inches of water in their front yard, they were stuck inside for several days.

“The driveway was totally covered, this road was impassible, Muddy Creek Road was impassible,” Watson said.

Many of the streets near his home are still covered with water.

Watson said, “It’s kind of a hazardous situation when the water is up high.”

It’s the same outside of Melani Moreno’s house.  She said, “That street has not become asphalt since last Monday.”

Her front yard is so saturated, some of her plants have drowned.

Moreno said, “When it stopped raining, the water immediately started to subside, then we had another hour of rain and the water immediately started to come up.”

The residents say all they can do now is wait for the rain to stop.

“It’s a little nerve wracking, you look out at the road everyday, you listen to if cars are going by or not, how slow or how fast they’re going,” said Moreno. 

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