The faucet of rain didn’t turn off Thursday and many towns and cities saw several inches of water fall from the sky over the past two days.
The end result has been pockets of minor, sometimes moderate, flooding. Low-lying fields, urban areas, poor drainage spots, and locales under the heaviest of the tropical downpours saw the highest water.
Jennings Road in Port St Lucie was shut down because of the flooding. And it wasn’t just roads being threatened. One homeowner said the water was rising up and starting to threaten his home.
In the same Port St Lucie neighborhood, more homeowners were dealing with deep water as a result of Thursday’s downpour. The level at the corner of Osage Avenue and Gas Light Street was reported to be between four and five feet deep. One homeowner built a makeshift barricade to prevent drivers from coming up off the road because they can’t see where they’re going. People said part of the problem is due to poor drainage. City crews, after hearing from CBS12, responded to the area to ease the situation.
The cause? An area of tropical moisture spinning in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. It’s not over yet either. A flood watch is in effect for Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, and Palm Beach counties until tonight.
The bulk of the tropical moisture will be overhead today with more rounds of these potentially flooding rains.
The center of this low pressure area will pull away this weekend, pulling away the last of the widespread downpours.