Cleanup crews work hard across So. Fla. after Isaac
DAVIE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Cleanup crews picked up the pieces after Tropical Storm Isaac left its mark across South Florida.
The damage could have been a lot worse, but officials continued to clean up what was left behind Tuesday.
There has been a lot of standing water, power outages, and FPL wants everyone who is still without power to know that they are working around the clock to make sure the power gets back on. Crews from out of state traveled days to help out and cut down loose limbs from trees to make sure it's safe to return power.
The power at a Davie shopping center went out at about midday on Saturday and was still out Tuesday. About half a dozen businesses still have no power, and crews continue working on that. "On Sunday there were people eating, other people were sitting at the bar relaxing," said AJ Marino of the Cage Bar and Grill. "Monday, we had to turn away about 70 people and about 10 to 12 deliveries. A lot of business was lost."
Crews believe they will have the power back in that particular area of Davie later in the day.
In Coconut Grove, it's beginning to look a lot like paradise again. After two days of wind and rain at the Dinner Key Marina, boaters cannot wait to get back out on the water.
South Florida residents and business owners are ready to get their lives back to normal, including Scotty's Landing which had to close for two days before re-opening on Tuesday. As a waterfront dining establishment, they expected to experience more damage, but feel lucky to have been spared. They did however lose business due to the storm.
Bostic Steel Company in Doral was also affected by the storm. The company, located just west of the Palmetto Expressway, was between Northwest 25th Street and 36th Street has now re-opened but did experience immense flooding. The entire area of the Tile District is completely flooded and is still pumping out water from their parking lots. Bostic Steel reported having about three feet of water and hoped to open on Monday but just could not.
"We came in, and the water wasn't so deep, but as the day went on, the rain kept coming, the water kept getting deeper," said Gus Cusano. "We were worried some of the employees weren't going to be able to get their cars down the block without stalling, so we sent everybody home after lunch."
FPL has sent out hundreds of crews from the South Miami fairground to begin working on lines, and trim trees to help get the power back to the community as quickly as possible.
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