Flood waters still rising in some areas

Farmers are now battling alligators as the stagnant water continues to rise. 

It's been about two weeks since those living on Tyler Run Avenue started to worry about flooding. 

What was about a foot then is now four to five feet. 

While many areas are drying out, Jack Warner's farm is not. 

"I told them the next rain event we have, we're going to be in big trouble.. and this is the next rain event," he said.

Warner predicted this years ago and went as far as preparing a multipage report for Hillsborough and Pinellas County officials outlining preventative solutions.

"If it wasn't so disastrous it'd be comical the way they've handled it because they keep deferring and deferring and deferring," Warner said.

Drone video captured the flooded farms.

Fields once dry and full of horses and livestock are now submerged in about five feet of water. 

Most residents have left. Those that have not are frustrated. 

"How can you not be," Warner said. "You pay for this county road, you pay for all your utilities, and you have to park your car a quarter mile off of your house."

Neighbors think the flooding problem comes from Lake Dan a couple miles north of their homes.

When it overflows, it spills south through their property and into a retention pond, which does not drain. 

"Hillsborough and Pinellas have to work together in order to help us, and if they're not going to work together, I don't know who's going to be able to help us," Jennifer Muthalakuzhy said.