MIAMI – Many motorists ignored the warnings and decided to plow their way through the flood waters along Biscayne Boulevard on Saturday.
Car after car stalled during flooding, causing drivers to wreck their cars and potentially endanger their safety.
Not only the streets were flooded by the rain, but also some of the train tracks in the city center.
A cellphone video was captured from one of the high-rise buildings overlooking the Freedom Tower in downtown Miami, where you can see the water almost completely obscuring the tracks.
One of the Miami City Fire Department’s lieutenants said they were out all night and all morning, surveying the roads and making sure drivers didn’t get stuck.
“We’ve had about 125 storm-related calls. Many of them have to do with cars getting stuck in the water. We brought our flood vehicles into play, we currently have 8 in use. Firefighters and paramedics will come by to help if you get stuck in the water and get you out of harm’s way. Please just wait for the authorities to tell you it’s safe to leave home. The water is starting to go down but it’s still raining so just have patients and we can do our job to make sure everyone is safe,” LT. said Pete Sanchez.
The message local officials are trying to get out is that residents should not drive on the streets on Saturday lest you endanger your car or your own life.
The same type of flooding and car breakdowns also happened in Brickell on Saturday.
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https://www.local10.com/weather/hurricane/2022/06/04/flooding-from-tropical-storm-has-cars-getting-stuck-across-south-florida/ Flooding from tropical storms has caused cars to get stuck across South Florida