MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Tropical Storm Isaac left a big mess in parts of Miami-Dade with downed trees and flooded roadways.
Clean up could take some time.
In Doral parts of the so-called ‘tile district’, which just west of State Road 826 between NW 36th and NW 25th Streets, remained flooded Tuesday morning.
“Really, really bad, I mean it’s like you have to jump over cars to get here,” said Dee Hernandez of Doral. “So it’s like you need a canoe. I mean a lifesaver and jump in the water, just walk through it. I just feel bad for the ones that have the low cars.”
In Coconut Grove, Isaac’s winds toppled a tree onto a car with someone inside, thankfully he wasn’t hurt. The giant tree blocked La Playa Boulevard for hours. In south Miami, a fallen tree damaged a historic home which has weathered the annual storm season for 85 years. The tree crashed through a fence, took out shingles and severely damaged the roof.
“With a historical site it is difficult to restore them and fix them, just the repairs become an issue because it’s a historical site,” said neighbor John Birk.
The home’s owner said she’s dealing with insurance headaches because not only did the tree hit the house it also went the windshield on her car.