Floodwater remains in Hialeah hours after Eta soaks South Florida

HIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) - Floodwater in Hialeah has still not receded hours after Tropical Storm Eta soaked the South Florida area.

7News cameras captured vehicles wading through the standing water in the area of West 80th Street and 29th Lane, Monday afternoon.

The wake from the vehicles driving through the standing water pushed the water closer to the homes of residents in the area.

Daniel Hernandez, a resident, said he has not seen this much water in the area.

“Maybe once before but never, like, all of it,” he said. “I’ve driven down this place. It’s gotten flooded a couple of times, but I was driving down 28th, and the canals are overflowing into the street. It’s getting ridiculous. No one deserves this, but usually, when the streets get flooded, it takes about two days.”

7Skyforce HD captured a man riding his personal watercraft in the standing water, but it’s unclear if he was riding on a road or a parking lot due to the amount of standing water.

Meanwhile, one man parked his car on the sidewalk to avoid driving through floodwater and walked to a convenience store a few blocks away, and a woman driving a Honda parked on the same sidewalk to walk to her business.

“Overnight, it was strange because it would come and go in waves,” Hernandez said. “Honestly, I was coming back home from Orlando yesterday, and it was really hard to see in that storm.”

A Hialeah Police officer blocked off a road in the neighborhood to prevent motorists from traveling down the flooded street.

Motorists are urged not to drive their vehicle through standing water, as the vehicle may stall out.

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