Reporting Joan Murray
FT. LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Even though South Florida is still being pelted with wind and rain associated with the tail end of Tropical Storm Isaac, most people started back into their daily routines on Monday.
On Ft. Lauderdale Beach, city workers spent the morning shoveling mounds of sand on State Road A1A back onto the beach. The curious also came out to look at the white caps on the water and downed street signs from Isaac’s winds.
“It’s not that bad, I’ve been through Hurricane Andrew and it was a whole lot worse,” said Noel Garcia of Hollywood. “This is just a lot of rain and wind, sheesh.”
Bands of rain from Isaac drenched South Florida, some streets flooded while others were littered with debris from its winds.
Power was also an issue for thousands. FPL said it was working as quickly as possible to get the lights back on for more than 50,000 customers who were left in the dark during and after the storm.
John Williams, who lives in Plantation and has gone through 17 South Florida Hurricane Season, said he didn’t think much of Isaac.
“It was extremely brief, a tropical storm with just a lot of wind and rain,” said Williams.
John Miller decided Monday morning would be a great time to hit the beach for a bike ride, wind or now wind.
“I live by the beach, I saw three palm trees blow by my house,” said Miller. “This is a great work out, to ride in this weather.”
Whether the kids will go back to school on Tuesday has yet to be decided. The district said they’ll announce their decision Monday afternoon after they’ve had a chance to check out schools for damage.