Sandy is gone, yet the ocean keeps pouring over State Road A1A in Fort Lauderdale and onto Alton Road in Miami Beach. The coastal communities’ flooding problems have plagued drivers and coastal residents for weeks.
City workers are making progress in clearing a section of State Road A1A which was flooded by seawater and sand earlier this week.
After being closed for days due to coastal flooding, a section of State Road A1A along Ft. Lauderdale Beach has re-opened to traffic.
Residents and businesses near Fort Lauderdale’s famed beach are beginning to dry out. On Sunday, they spent the day dealing with flooding on A1A, and in low-lying areas, due to storm surge from Hurricane Sandy, high winds and seasonal high tides.
Sandy is a tropical system and its defying the odds in getting stronger as it moves north. So now, forecasters are even more concerned about the core of this system and the very strong winds associated with it at landfall along the New Jersey Shore.
Fort Lauderdale Beach was dealing with flooding on A1A and in low-lying areas Sunday evening due to storm surge from Hurricane Sandy, high winds, and seasonal high tides.
While the worst of Hurricane Sandy rain and wind wise hit South Florida on Friday afternoon, it left behind a wet mess for some coastal cities.
While the core of Tropical Storm Sandy will stay off our coast, we will definitely feel its presence.