MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Just as King Tides are hitting South Florida, we’re getting flooded with rain. More than 5 inches have fallen in the past day and with those high tides, it makes it even more difficult for water to drain.
All that rain has made driving challenging in neighborhoods across South Florida — like in Fort Lauderdale near Broward Blvd. and NW 27th Avenue.
“It’s been bad, it’s been terrible, like a hurricane almost,” said Terrance Reynolds. He had a hard time getting out of the driveway.
“The flooding is bad especially in this neighborhood over here. I actually had to go back home to get my second car because my car got stuck in the water,“ he said.
Other drivers found water getting too close for comfort.
“This water just up over my bumper all the way down through here,” said Joe Riggins. “A few cars coming through but mostly trucks like that one of there. But it’s a mess, it’s a mess.”
In East Hollywood, pumps were working overtime to get water out of the roadway. In Doral, there were some flooded streets.
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Stephen Musolino owns a business there. He and some of his neighbors took it upon themselves to stop the flooding around them.
“We organized a group of 5 property owner and we actually raised the road about 3 feet and cleaned out the drains and during the rainy season like now, you can see the results,” said Musolino. “It’s much better than it’s been in years past.”
Delivery drivers had a rough day. A Fed Ex worker had to wade through high water to get packages delivered. Others with deliveries weren’t sure if they would make it today.
“I might have to cancel,” said James Hatcher. “If it keeps going like this I might have to cancel.”
All that rain didn’t keep determined voters from making it to the polls, umbrellas in hand.
If you don’t have to be out, Roosevelt Tyson has a suggestion. “Stay in if you don’t have to go out,” Tyson said. “That’s my advice. Be safe.”
And if you do have to venture out, Barbara White urges, “Please be safe and let’s be courteous to each other, let’s be kind.”