Another soggy day in South Florida
MIAMI (WSVN) -- Thunderstorms, heavy downpours and flooding concerns continue across South Florida for a second day.
The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for northeastern Miami-Dade County including Miami Beach until 3:30 p.m.
On Miami Beach, mother nature's stormy wrath is stirring the surf and causing a flood of trouble. On 17th Street and 23rd Street and Collins Avenue the water is up to the cars' bumpers and is seeping through the front doors of nearby businesses.
The consisting pounding rain forced people to wade through the rain. "It's nuts I almost got stuck in the traffic today. There was a flood here. I had to go on the other side. I don't know what is going on," said a pedestrian. Another said, "It was horrible."
On Alton Road some cars were being towed after getting stranded on the water-logged street.
The rain also affected people out west. Resident near Northwest 36th Street and 36th Avenue in Doral dealt with similar conditions. It's the kind of weather that has some people like, Grace Law, stocking up on sand bags. "It so unpredictable. One minute we have the sun, like right now, we could be sitting in South Beach. And then the next minute it's raining to the point where everything gets inundated," said Law.
To help combat the rising waters in Doral, officials are giving out sand bags to the public. The Public Works Department is distributing sand bags at JC Bermudez Park, located at 3000 NW 87th Avenue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A driver's license or company letter head as proof of residency is required.
The wet weather has also affected travel plans for some people trying to catch a flight out of Miami International Airport. Officials said three departing flights have been delayed.
All of South Florida is expected to see these conditions continue through the evening.
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