Miami-Dade County faces enduring conditions from Tropical Storm Eta – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports


MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – Several neighborhoods in South Florida have been flooded as drivers and residents deal with the aftermath of Tropical Storm Eta.Early Monday morning, vehicles in the Brickell neighborhood of Miami could be seen slowly driving through the flooded streets as those who frequent the neighborhood are familiar with post-storm conditions.

7News cameras captured furniture in the standing water along Brickell Avenue and Southeast 13th Street.

Heavily flooded roads could also be seen in several towns in Broward County.

A cellphone video from earlier in the morning showed two scrub women exiting a Mini Cooper that had stalled in the area.

One of the women told 7News that she was upset and upset about this situation on the way to work.

When another car stalled in the area, a man got out of the vehicle, took off his shirt, and began to push his vehicle off the flooded street.

A nearby Good Samaritan then got out of his own car to help the man push his car. The Good Samaritan said he didn’t know the man but it was right in his nature to want to help him.

Tow trucks frequented the area and even had to tow a Miami City Police cruiser.

It was a completely different scene in Brickell at noon, as the floodwaters were pumped out and the roads were dry again.

Residents of the area could be seen walking their dogs, cycling and running in the afternoon.

Daniel Hernandez, a resident of the Hialeah / Hialeah Gardens area, said he had not seen so much water in the area.

“It was weird because it was coming and going in waves,” Hernandez said. “Maybe once before but never, like, all of this. “I drove in this place. It was flooded several times, but I was driving the 28th, and the canals are spilling out into the street. It is getting ridiculous.

A Hialeah police officer blocked a road in the neighborhood to prevent motorists from walking down the flooded street.

“Nobody deserves this, but usually when the streets are flooded it takes about two days,” Hernandez said.

In Miami Gardens, however, residents still face standing water.

Homeowners along Northwest 35th Court and 180th Street said the area simply couldn’t take the rain anymore or it would get into their homes.

When Ricardo Leyva was asked if he was worried if water could get into his house, he replied: “If it rains more, yes.

The banks of a nearby canal also erupted, making the street floodwaters murky and residents struggling to tell the difference between the canal and the street.

7News cameras captured the floodwaters arriving on the steps of the houses.

“This is the result we get from all of this,” said resident Javier Vasquez. “I’ve been here for 15 years, and this is the first time I’ve seen it like this.”

Cynthia Rowe, who has lived in Miami Gardens for 25 years, said she had never seen flood waters rise to her doorstep.

“I’ve never seen him like this. Never, ”she says. “Looking outside I said, ‘Oh, my God, it’s going up! It’s coming! ”

Luckily Rowe’s house stayed dry, but a few blocks away Roman Rodriguez poured flood water into one of his rooms, and his stepfather’s work truck isn’t going anywhere.

In Miami Gardens on Northwest 170th Street and 22nd Avenue, the water level was even higher as floodwaters rose to the trunks of residents’ cars.

In northwest Miami-Dade, a canal also spilled onto the street, and an exchange store flea market at Opa-Locka was underwater.

With the ducks wading through the streets, many are playing it safe and staying at home.

” I am stuck. I wouldn’t take my car there, ”Rowe said.

Drivers need to be extra careful if they have to cross any of the flooded neighborhoods where they do not know the lay of the land or the depth of the water.

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