By Joan Murray

BROWARD (CBSMiami) – Nearly five days after record rainfall in Broward County, many communities are still trying to dry out from flooding that swallowed up neighborhoods.

In Fort Lauderdale, the hard-hit communities of Melrose Park and Melrose Manors still had ankle-deep water on streets.

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Pump trucks spent all of Thursday siphoning off floodwater from SW 1st Street in the Melrose Manors section.

In Davie, Chopper4 captured whole neighborhoods still surrounded by water.

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In Pembroke Pines, floodwater is going down slowly.

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Standing water is still a problem in Silver Lakes, which is west of I-75.

“Only trucks have been able to leave since Monday. I haven’t left my house since Sunday,” said resident Freda Griffith.

Residents said they’ve never seen it this bad. They hope city leaders will address the problem.

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The city is still urging everyone to conserve water.