Flooding concerns continue in Broward County
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Crews continue to work on the flooding problems brought on by Hurricane Sandy in Broward County.
Bulldozers are rebuilding the barricades that Sandy's surge knocked down along A1A in Fort Lauderdale, Monday, but residents remain stuck. "We can't get our cars out, the waves come over the wall, they knock all these dunes down by the time you wake up in the morning, and it takes about four hours for the water to clear, and then it's all sand," said Emily Rowe.
Beach front residents have been waking up a whole lot closer to the ocean. "All of a sudden, sure enough, it's even worse than it was the night before, and we wake up, and it's about a foot higher up our wall," said Rowe.
Fortunately, the City of Fort Lauderdale came to the rescue overnight with sandbags for many residents. "This is ours, this one I made myself, and this is from the city," said Isaac Cohens.
Volunteers with the American Red Cross stopped by with sandwiches for those stranded north of Sunrise Boulevard.
On Miami Beach, standing storm surge shut down the Whole Foods on 10th Street between West Avenue and Alton Road. "In the center of the street in A1A, I mean it was up to about here, and then against the wall on the sidewalk about two to three feet above the sidewalk," said Mark Campbell.
Sandy surprised even the most veteran coastal dwellers with her rocky surf. "Seeing the waves break so far out, I've never seen that before," said Rowe.
A coastal flood warning remains in effect for Broward County.
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