MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – Several neighborhoods in southern Florida have been flooded as drivers and residents dealt with the effects of Tropical Storm ETA.
Early on Monday morning, vehicles in Miami’s Brickell neighborhood can be seen slowly rolling through flooded streets, as those who frequent the area are aware of the post-storm conditions.
7News’ cameras captured furniture in backwaters along Brickell Street and Southeast 13th Street.
Also, roads that are heavily flooded can be seen Several cities across Broward County.
A mobile phone video early in the morning showed two women wearing scrubs getting out of a Mini Cooper that had stopped in the area.
One woman told 7News that she was stunned and upset because this happened on her way to work.
When another car stopped in the area, a man got out of the car, took off his shirt and started pushing his car off the flooded street.
Then a good Samaritan got out near his car to help the man push his car. The good Samaritan said that he does not know the man but that it is only in his nature to want to help.
Tow trucks were frequenting the area and I even had to tow a Miami City Police Cruiser.
It was an entirely different scene in Brickell by noon, with floodwaters pumping out and roads dry again.
Residents can be seen in the area walking their dogs, cycling and jogging in the afternoon.
Daniel Hernandez, resident of Hialeah / Hialeah GardensHe said he hadn’t seen that much water in the area.
“It was weird because it was coming and going in waves,” said Hernandez. “Maybe once before but never, like all of that.” I drove around here. It flooded several times, but I was driving 28th, and the canals overflowed the street. It’s absurd. “
A Hialeah police officer blocked a road in the neighborhood to prevent motorists from walking on the flooded street.
“Nobody deserves it, but usually, when the streets are flooded, it takes about two days,” Hernandez said.
However, in Miami parks, residents still have to deal with standing water.
Homeowners along Northwest Court 35 and 180 Street said that the area simply couldn’t handle more rain or it would enter their homes.
When Ricardo Leva was asked if he was concerned about whether water could make its way into his home, he said, “If it rains more, yes.”
The banks of the adjacent canal have also burst, resulting in the floodwaters on the street becoming murky and residents have difficulty distinguishing between the canal and the street.
7News’ cameras captured the floodwater coming to the front steps of the homes.
“This is the result we get from all this,” said resident Javier Vazquez. “I’ve been here for 15 years, and this is the first time I’ve seen something like this.”
Cynthia Rowe, who has lived in Miami parks for 25 years, said she hadn’t seen the floodwaters rising to her doorstep.
“I’ve never seen him like this before. She never said.” “When I looked outside, I said, ‘Oh my God, he’s coming! It’s coming out!’
Fortunately, Roe’s house remained dry, but after a few streets, Roman Rodriguez had floodwater into one of his rooms, and his stepfather’s work truck had gone nowhere.
In Miami Parks northwest of 170th Street and 22nd Street, the water level was higher as floodwaters rose to the trunks of residents’ cars.
In northwestern Miami Dade, the canal also overflowed the street, and the flea market in Opa Luka was underwater.
With ducks running around the streets, many play it safe and stay at home.
“I’m stuck. I’m not going to take my car there.
Drivers should take extra care if they have to drive through any of the flooded neighborhoods where they do not know the size of the land nor how deep the water is.
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