Close to 7 Inches of Rain Swamped the Treasure Coast




With close to 7 inches of rain swamping Treasure Coast roadways, drainage was a big focus for road crews yesterday.

Martin County Engineers checked every single drainage ditch for back-ups, while Martin County Engineering staff searched the vulnerable areas of the County, especially in Jensen Beach, near Savannas State Park, where the 5,200 acre wetland received significant rainfall. Neighborhoods around NE Hyline Drive remained dry due to a pump system and other drainage structure blocks that the County set up Wednesday.

Solid Waste departments worked all week to remove yard debris piles in neighborhoods, which could have posed a potential for drainage blockage.

Roads underwater were marked by signage and cones along the Martin-St Lucie County portions of U-S 1.

St. Lucie County road crews also shut down one lane on Easy Street and Walton Roads in northern Port St Lucie from the heavy water amounts pouring into the Savannah Preserve. Crews placed temporary barricades and “Road Under Water” signs on Easy Street and Walton Road. St. Lucie County residents received larger rain accumulations on the southern and eastern ends of the County.




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