Rescue vehicles help cars stuck in flooded water in Hollywood Beach

The water levels are too high reaching Local 10′s Andrea Martinez’s knees on Saturday morning.

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – A Hollywood high water rescue vehicle came through the area of just off Sheridan on North 14th Avenue where cars could be seen trying to drive through standing water.

City workers were out on the streets marking roadways with flood warning signs. Sandbags were loaded up and ready to go along Hollywood Beach.

The same crews were also clearing storm drains, checking stationary pumping stations, and deploying auxiliary pumps in low-lying areas prone to flooding.

Residents told Local 10 that the precautions sometimes are just not enough.

“That’s a little scary when you’re driving and the water comes up over the hood and the drainage systems aren’t working. I definitely wish they would get that straightened out a little quicker,” Hollywood resident Marco Namath said.

About the Author:

A South Florida native, Andrea Martinez joined the Local 10 News team as a reporter in April 2021.