Tracking the Tropics
Cities still dealing with flooding after Sandy
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Hurricane Sandy may no longer be a threat to South Florida anymore, but many are still dealing with its aftermath.
The storm has cleanup crews working hard to get the streets back open and safe for drivers. A1A from Bayshore to Northeast 20th Street remains closed at this time.
Meanwhile, local businesses are cleaning up and setting up to bring in customers that have not been around for days. "I'd say we are probably down 15 to 20 percent," said local business owner Lee Feldman.
With high tides rolling in and sandbags protecting the front door, the Primanti Bros. Restaurant and Bar got creative to continue serving its customers. "We've been serving people through the window because we couldn't open the doors with the sandbags in the way," Feldman said. "The water was about a foot up on the building at times."
But without street traffic, small businesses took a hit on what's usually a big weekend. "The boat show is a huge weekend for us, and normally even on the weekends our neighborhood is very busy, so it's been tough this weekend having everything shut down," said Jerry Dobbyn, a local business manager.
Victoria Park didn't escape the storms impact with up to two feet of water flooding the area. Adrian Reesey who lives in the neighborhood said, "It's never reached the extent that it has these past two years, so it actually hasn't been an issue since we've lived here, up until the past three years."
Video from Skyforce HD shows flooding all across Broward County from John U. Lloyd State Park and the Dania Beach Pier parking lot where beach erosion and crashing waves hit the area hard.
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