Hurricane Ian’s rain bands bring flooding to low-lying areas in Miami

Hurricane Ian’s rain bands flooded low-lying parts of Miami Tuesday, as the storm moved toward Florida.

MIAMI – Hurricane Ian’s rain bands flooded low-lying parts of Miami Tuesday, as the storm moved toward Florida.

Downtown Miami saw localized flooding, with several inches of water underneath the Interstate 395 overpass over Biscayne Boulevard Tuesday morning.

In Edgewater, some cars had water halfway up their wheels.

In Miami’s Brickell neighborhood, floodwaters were concentrated in the flood-prone Mary Brickell Village area.

Residents were putting up sandbags and flood barricades, but people who live and work in the area said they are used to the flooding and weren’t overly concerned.

“If you’re not elevated at a certain level here in Brickell you’re pretty much going to get flooded no matter what,” Ken Delva, who works in Brickell, said.

Into the afternoon, Brickell got a respite from the rain and waters receded.

Meanwhile, in northeast Miami, Northeast 10th Avenue saw water covering the road, but water pumps seemed to be doing their jobs, clearing the roads as the rain let up.

Northeast Miami:

In northeast Miami, Northeast 10th Avenue saw water covering the road, but water pumps seemed to be doing their jobs, clearing the roads as the rain let up.

There were some concerns about king tide combining with floodwaters in the low-lying area.

“This is the first time this has happened, that we had the king tide (and) the hurricane,” longtime resident Jose Gonzalez said.


About the Authors:

Ian Margol joined the Local 10 News team in July 2016 as a general assignment reporter. Born in Miami Beach and raised in Broward County, Ian is thrilled to be back home in South Florida.

Christian De La Rosa joined Local 10 News in April 2017 after spending time as a reporter and anchor in Atlanta, San Diego, Orlando and Panama City Beach.