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Inside the flooded dining room of Clark's Fish Camp. John Roush took his first look at his family's flooded restaurant, Clark's Fish Camp after the flood waters in Julington Creek receded slightly from Monday's big levels. Roush's family have owned the iconic restaurant since the early 1970's and they have seen water inside the restaurant in the past but according to Roush, it has never been this high. Roush measured the high water line inside at over 40 inches from the floor. Residents spent Tuesday, September 12, 2017 cleaning up the damage and mess left behind after Hurricane Irma went through the Jacksonville Area Sunday and Monday. (Bob Self/Florida Times-Union)

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Heading across the flooded parking lot to inspect Clark's Fish Camp Tuesday morning. John Roush took his first look at his family's flooded restaurant, Clark's Fish Camp after the flood waters in Julington Creek receded slightly from Monday's big levels. Roush's family have owned the iconic restaurant since the early 1970's and they have seen water inside the restaurant in the past but according to Roush, it has never been this high. Roush measured the high water line inside at over 40 inches from the floor. Residents spent Tuesday, September 12, 2017 cleaning up the damage and mess left behind after Hurricane Irma went through the Jacksonville Area Sunday and Monday. (Bob Self/Florida Times-Union)

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John Roush walks into the flooded parking lot to Clark's Fish Camp along Julington Creek in Jacksonville's Mandarin neighborhood for his first inspection of the family restaurant Tuesday morning since Hurricane Irma passed over the area. John Roush took his first look at his family's flooded restaurant, Clark's Fish Camp after the flood waters in Julington Creek receded slightly from Monday's big levels. Roush's family have owned the iconic restaurant since the early 1970's and they have seen water inside the restaurant in the past but according to Roush, it has never been this high. Roush measured the high water line inside at over 40 inches from the floor. Residents spent Tuesday, September 12, 2017 cleaning up the damage and mess left behind after Hurricane Irma went through the Jacksonville Area Sunday and Monday. (Bob Self/Florida Times-Union)

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John Roush walks down the flooded walkway to the entrance of Clark's Restaurant Tuesday morning after inspecting the flooded interior for the first time since Hurricane Irma passed through the Jacksonville area. John Roush took his first look at his family's flooded restaurant, Clark's Fish Camp after the flood waters in Julington Creek receded slightly from Monday's big levels. Roush's family have owned the iconic restaurant since the early 1970's and they have seen water inside the restaurant in the past but according to Roush, it has never been this high. Roush measured the high water line inside at over 40 inches from the floor. Residents spent Tuesday, September 12, 2017 cleaning up the damage and mess left behind after Hurricane Irma went through the Jacksonville Area Sunday and Monday. (Bob Self/Florida Times-Union)

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John Roush points out the waterline on the exterior of Clark's Fish Camp as he inspects the flooded restaurant Tuesday morning. John Roush took his first look at his family's flooded restaurant, Clark's Fish Camp after the flood waters in Julington Creek receded slightly from Monday's big levels. Roush's family have owned the iconic restaurant since the early 1970's and they have seen water inside the restaurant in the past but according to Roush, it has never been this high. Roush measured the high water line inside at over 40 inches from the floor. Residents spent Tuesday, September 12, 2017 cleaning up the damage and mess left behind after Hurricane Irma went through the Jacksonville Area Sunday and Monday. (Bob Self/Florida Times-Union)

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John Roush looks over the taxidermy animals by the large tank that contains Clark's Fish Camp's live alligator, Lily Tuesday morning as he inspected the flooded restaurant for the first time since Hurricane Irma passed over the Jacksonville area. John Roush took his first look at his family's flooded restaurant, Clark's Fish Camp after the flood waters in Julington Creek receded slightly from Monday's big levels. Roush's family have owned the iconic restaurant since the early 1970's and they have seen water inside the restaurant in the past but according to Roush, it has never been this high. Roush measured the high water line inside at over 40 inches from the floor. Residents spent Tuesday, September 12, 2017 cleaning up the damage and mess left behind after Hurricane Irma went through the Jacksonville Area Sunday and Monday. (Bob Self/Florida Times-Union)

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John Roush checks in on Lily, the restaurants large, live alligator that lives in a large enclosure inside the Julington Creek restaurant. Floodwaters inside the restaurant surged to just short of the water level in Lily's inclosure. John Roush took his first look at his family's flooded restaurant, Clark's Fish Camp after the flood waters in Julington Creek receded slightly from Monday's big levels. Roush's family have owned the iconic restaurant since the early 1970's and they have seen water inside the restaurant in the past but according to Roush, it has never been this high. Roush measured the high water line inside at over 40 inches from the floor. Residents spent Tuesday, September 12, 2017 cleaning up the damage and mess left behind after Hurricane Irma went through the Jacksonville Area Sunday and Monday. (Bob Self/Florida Times-Union)

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A large mounted alligator hangs on the dining room wall inside Clark's Fish Camp as John Roush inspects the still flooded property for the first time since Hurricane Irma passed over the Jacksonville area. John Roush took his first look at his family's flooded restaurant, Clark's Fish Camp after the flood waters in Julington Creek receded slightly from Monday's big levels. Roush's family have owned the iconic restaurant since the early 1970's and they have seen water inside the restaurant in the past but according to Roush, it has never been this high. Roush measured the high water line inside at over 40 inches from the floor. Residents spent Tuesday, September 12, 2017 cleaning up the damage and mess left behind after Hurricane Irma went through the Jacksonville Area Sunday and Monday. (Bob Self/Florida Times-Union)

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John Roush checks in on Lily, the restaurants large, live alligator that lives in a large enclosure inside the Julington Creek restaurant. Floodwaters inside the restaurant surged to just short of the water level in Lily's inclosure. John Roush took his first look at his family's flooded restaurant, Clark's Fish Camp after the flood waters in Julington Creek receded slightly from Monday's big levels. Roush's family have owned the iconic restaurant since the early 1970's and they have seen water inside the restaurant in the past but according to Roush, it has never been this high. Roush measured the high water line inside at over 40 inches from the floor. Residents spent Tuesday, September 12, 2017 cleaning up the damage and mess left behind after Hurricane Irma went through the Jacksonville Area Sunday and Monday. (Bob Self/Florida Times-Union)

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John Roush measures the waterline inside the taxidermy animal filled dining room of Clark's Fish Camp Tuesday morning as he inspected the flooded restaurant for the first time since Hurricane Irma passed over the Jacksonville area. He measured the water level as reaching 43 inches from the floor in this location. John Roush took his first look at his family's flooded restaurant, Clark's Fish Camp after the flood waters in Julington Creek receded slightly from Monday's big levels. Roush's family have owned the iconic restaurant since the early 1970's and they have seen water inside the restaurant in the past but according to Roush, it has never been this high. Roush measured the high water line inside at over 40 inches from the floor. Residents spent Tuesday, September 12, 2017 cleaning up the damage and mess left behind after Hurricane Irma went through the Jacksonville Area Sunday and Monday. (Bob Self/Florida Times-Union)

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John Roush picks up a floating deer head mount as he inspects the interior of his family's flooded restaurant Tuesday morning. John Roush took his first look at his family's flooded restaurant, Clark's Fish Camp after the flood waters in Julington Creek receded slightly from Monday's big levels. Roush's family have owned the iconic restaurant since the early 1970's and they have seen water inside the restaurant in the past but according to Roush, it has never been this high. Roush measured the high water line inside at over 40 inches from the floor. Residents spent Tuesday, September 12, 2017 cleaning up the damage and mess left behind after Hurricane Irma went through the Jacksonville Area Sunday and Monday. (Bob Self/Florida Times-Union)

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John Roush picks through floating debris blocking the entrance to Clark's Fish Camp as he prepares to inspect the interior of his restaurant for the first time since Hurricane Irma passed over the Jacksonville area. John Roush took his first look at his family's flooded restaurant, Clark's Fish Camp after the flood waters in Julington Creek receded slightly from Monday's big levels. Roush's family have owned the iconic restaurant since the early 1970's and they have seen water inside the restaurant in the past but according to Roush, it has never been this high. Roush measured the high water line inside at over 40 inches from the floor. Residents spent Tuesday, September 12, 2017 cleaning up the damage and mess left behind after Hurricane Irma went through the Jacksonville Area Sunday and Monday. (Bob Self/Florida Times-Union)

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John Roush picks up a carving that was floating on the deck outside his popular Julington Creek restaurant Tuesday morning as he inspected the property for the first time since Hurricane Irma passed over Jacksonville. John Roush took his first look at his family's flooded restaurant, Clark's Fish Camp after the flood waters in Julington Creek receded slightly from Monday's big levels. Roush's family have owned the iconic restaurant since the early 1970's and they have seen water inside the restaurant in the past but according to Roush, it has never been this high. Roush measured the high water line inside at over 40 inches from the floor. Residents spent Tuesday, September 12, 2017 cleaning up the damage and mess left behind after Hurricane Irma went through the Jacksonville Area Sunday and Monday. (Bob Self/Florida Times-Union)

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John Roush picks through floating debris blocking the entrance to Clark's Fish Camp as he prepares to inspect the interior of his restaurant for the first time since Hurricane Irma passed over the Jacksonville area. John Roush took his first look at his family's flooded restaurant, Clark's Fish Camp after the flood waters in Julington Creek receded slightly from Monday's big levels. Roush's family have owned the iconic restaurant since the early 1970's and they have seen water inside the restaurant in the past but according to Roush, it has never been this high. Roush measured the high water line inside at over 40 inches from the floor. Residents spent Tuesday, September 12, 2017 cleaning up the damage and mess left behind after Hurricane Irma went through the Jacksonville Area Sunday and Monday. (Bob Self/Florida Times-Union)

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John Roush took his first look at his family's flooded restaurant, Clark's Fish Camp, after the flood waters in Julington Creek receded slightly from Monday's highest levels following Hurricane Irma. Roush's family has owned the iconic restaurant since the early 1970s, and they have seen water inside the restaurant in the past but, according to Roush, it has never been this high —some 40 inches from the restaurant's floor. | Buy photos