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Weeks after Ian, floodwaters are still leaving some Florida communities stranded

In Central Florida, one community remains nearly inaccessible after floodwaters from Hurricane Ian made roads impassable. Residents are able to get in using all-terrain vehicles.

SCOTT SIMON, HOST: Flooding is still receding in Florida's interior more than two weeks after Hurricane Ian. Amy Green of WMFE in Orlando visited a neighborhood where the only road in remains washed out, and that leaves many residents stranded.

AMY GREEN, BYLINE: Getting to Lake Harney Woods is no easy task. The bridge here across the St. Johns River is impassable, with 3 feet of water over the bridge. To cross the river, I took a detour that added about an hour.

Lake Harney Woods is a pastoral community of some 220 homes, many with a few acres in livestock, like cows, horses and chickens. It's situated on Lake Harney, which is part of the St. Johns River. The St. Johns is the longest river in Florida. It flows north through east central Florida to Jacksonville and then out to the Atlantic Ocean. Since Hurricane Ian dumped a monumental 20 inches of rain on parts of the region, the river has remained swollen as widespread floodwaters continue to drain through tributaries on their way out to sea.