Cars stall, drivers stuck in flooding from tropical storm

Many drivers did not heed the warnings and decided to plow their way through the high waters along Biscayne Boulevard on Saturday.

MIAMI – Many drivers did not heed the warnings and decided to plow their way through the high waters along Biscayne Boulevard on Saturday.

Car after car was stalled out in high waters.

“There’s definitely some streets we can’t cruise down,” said Micaela Rodriguez, who lives in downtown Miami. “I’ve lived here for a bit. I’ve become more familiar.”

Not only were the roads flooded by the rain, but some of the train tracks in the downtown area were impassable.

A cell phone video was recorded from one of the high rises overlooking Freedom Tower in downtown Miami where water could be seen almost covering up train tracks entirely.

Pete Sanchez, a lieutenant with City of Miami Fire Rescue, said his responders were out throughout the night and into the morning surveying the roads and making sure drivers are not stuck.

“We’ve had about 125 storm-related calls. A lot of them have to do with cars being stuck in the water. We’ve put into play our high water vehicles.”

Sanchez said they had eight high-water vehicles on the road.

Weather in Brickell is mild, but flooding is still severe.

The same kind of flooding and car stall outs could be seen in Brickell on Saturday


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