Soaking Rains Lead To Miami-Dade Flooding
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MIAMI (CBS4) – Flooded streets and roadways created commuter nightmares, Wednesday, as several inches of rain fell in a short period of time.
Cars and trucks made their way through roads that, due to the rains, had turned into rivers in Doral.
“Oh man, this weather is crazy, it’s flooded all over,” said Guillermo Cortes to CBS4’s Maggie Newland as he tried to navigate the flooded roadways.
It wasn’t any better for Eduardo Reinoso.
“The roads are full of water, the rain is not so good, like right there (pointing to the curb), full of water.”
From the roadways to the fairways, Costa Del Sol Golf Course residents described the course as a lake.
While authorities advised against driving through flood waters, drivers had to press on to get to work and hope to not get stuck.
For, Cortes, it was more than he wanted to handle on his morning commute. “It’s hard to drive everywhere, you got to go slow.”
Water came close to some people’s homes too. Yvonne Iturralde lives next to the Palmetto in West Miami Dade and had several inches of water in her backyard.
“It looked like it was floating, the house was floating on water,” Iturralde said. She said she’s been dealing with the flooding problem for too long. “I am frustrated. My neighbors and I, we’ve been dealing with this for over ten years,” she said.
In Opa-locka, rain covered a number of streets including NW 43rd Avenue. Woody Deant nicknamed the flooded road “Lake Opa-locka.” Deant said, “It may rain a little it may rain a lot but every time it rains steady like it is now cars get stuck.”
In Opa-locka, crews pumped water from the flooded streets.
At J.C. Bermudez Park in Doral, sand bags were given out to help anyone trying to hold back flooding at their doors.
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