MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Wednesday night’s band of storms from Eta made for some nervous hours in Miami-Dade County.
“I’m ready for this to just be over,” said Miami Lakes resident Jonathan Padillo.READ MORE: Miami Beach Pride Announces Dates For Pride 2021, Launches New Website
At around 10 p.m. in Miami Lakes, there was only scattered showers.
“It’s been better than it has been the last few days. The flooding has gone down which is great,” Padillo said.
But it was a very different scene just a day ago as some streets turned into shallow rivers.
“They call it Miami Lakes for a reason,” said resident Pedro Martinez. “There was a lot of flooding.”
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And for homeowner Celia, the flooding damaged her home, which she was stuck in for two days.
“Yes, I was stuck in my house for two days. Water flowed into my house and damaged parts of the inside,” said Celia.
“Thankfully it did not come into the house, but I could not get my wife’s car out the driveway. Her car would have stalled out because it would have given out in the water,” said Padillo.
Over in Brickell, not much rainfall.
But that wasn’t the scene when Eta made landfall.
On Brickell Avenue and 13th Street, plenty of cars got stuck trying to navigate.MORE NEWS: Animal Rescue Organizations Say Pandemic Has Changed Their Industry For The Better
The storm’s powerful howling wind and heavy rainfall soaked South Florida on Monday, leaving thousands without power and damage throughout.