CUTLER BAY, FLA. (WSVN) - As heavy rainfall passed through different parts of South Florida throughout the week, an area of Hollywood is experiencing flooding concerns due to the already saturated ground and rain.
Thursday afternoon, the heavy precipitation caused Southwest 196th Street to resemble a lake near 79th Court outside the Saga Bay neighborhood in Cutler Bay.
North of the county line, a neighborhood in East Hollywood also dealt with submerged streets.
From Federal Highway all the way down to Roosevelt Street to North 19th Avenue in Hollywood, the water levels reached a reporter’s calves after the area experienced pockets of rain.
The water levels have continued to rise throughout the neighborhood, and residents said it’s a reoccurrence every time it floods.
One resident, who has lived in the area for 12 years, told 7News about the flood frustration.
“It’s crazy. It’s all the time. Every time we get weather like this it’s terrible,” said Roberto Cordero. “They have repaired all of these streets in Hollywood, but they didn’t do no draining, you know, nothing for the draining of the water.”
As of 5:10 p.m., the water level in the area has receded, going from calf deep to ankle deep.
Although the flooding has lessened, Cordero said drivers have no idea what they’re facing when they risk going through the water.
“A lot of cars really can’t get through that,” he said. “They get stuck. They don’t know how deep that is. It’s pretty deep.”
As hurricane season continues, Cordero said he hopes something will be done in order to maintain the flooding.
The City of Hollywood’s Emergency manager said the street flooding is extremely localized and not citywide.
Videos sent by 7News viewers show other parts of South Florida underwater, as well.
In Aventura, on Biscayne Boulevard and 187th Street, cars attempted to drive through the storm while avoiding large bodies of water that had collected in the streets. Aventura was under a flash flood warning.
Time-lapse video captured a storm as it rolled into Northeast Miami-Dade.
In Northwest Miami-Dade, the visibility to drive was low due to the passing storm. It caused heavy amounts of traffic. Many cars were seen turning on their hazard lights along with headlights in order to drive and attempt from more visibility.
Lightning also struck a palm tree in the middle of Biscayne Boulevard and 108th Street, causing the tree to fall over. It blocked a city transit bus along with the entire street. It has since been removed, and traffic is running once again.
In Miami Beach, drivers and bicyclists slowly worked through standing water along Collins Avenue.
In the Miami area of Brickell, photos show dark and stormy skies along with lightning strikes.
In nearby Wynwood, tourists said they would not let the rain keep them from enjoying their vacation.
“The weather doesn’t really scare us. We’re just hoping for the best,” said a tourist.
A flood watch will continue until Saturday night for both counties.
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