MIAMI (CBS4) – Grey skies Saturday morning gave way to strong moving storms by mid afternoon, and people in Coconut Grove, Miami, North Miami and Miami Beach reported quite a bit of flooding.

Residents said the rainfall was sporadic, but intense.

“Traffic was moving really slow on S. Bayshore Drive,” said Coconut Grove Resident Laura deOlazarra.

The same was the case in North Miami and Miami Beach where windshield wipers were on full blast, sewers were flooded and ankle deep water seemingly went on for blocks.

By Sunday night, puddles were all that were left both outside and inside.

“We just came back from the beach and it’s just a little bit flooded, we have our own private pool now,” said Miami Beach tourist Pedro Aenses.

Aenses and a group of friends came back to the apartment they rented after a day on the beach only to find several inches of water in the living room.

“Whatever, we are tourists and we don’t care. These things happen, and I think it is fun and funny,” Aenses said.

But Miami Beach residents take the flooding issue a little more seriously since flooding is somewhat commonplace, which is why there is a 28 month, $32 million project underway on Alton Road in between Michigan Avenue and 5th Street to alleviate the flooding issue.


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