After Rains, Parts Of Sweetwater Dealing With Too Much Water
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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — The constant rain turned streets into rivers in Sweetwater on Saturday afternoon.
Sweetwater Police tried to slow down cars driving through the mess. They said that when people drive fast through the water, their cars can stall.
Carmen Copas has lived on the corner of SW 114th Avenue and 5th Terrace for 24 years.
“I’m depressed. Too much flooding. This is horrible…it’s too much,” said Copas.
Her house has already flooded twice.
“The last time we had the flooding it was horrible. When I heard that they were fixing the street and we’re getting flooded again, that was horrible,” said Copas.
CBS4 reporter Tiffani Helberg reported it didn’t appear any water entered any homes in this round of rains.
Police said they are lowering the canals as much as they can and clearing storm drains so the water can move. However, they can’t pump against the high tide.
Sweetwater isn’t alone in its water woes: flooding was also reported in The Hammocks. There, cars drove through water deep enough to cover much of their wheels.
In Doral’s Tile District, water was collecting at alarming rates.