BROWARD (CBSMiami) – Some Broward County streets continue to look more like lakes than neighborhood on Tuesday but tanker trucks are out all over Melrose Manors and Melrose Park where there is plenty of flooding frustration.
Two dozen trucks are working around the clock, trying to stop up all of the standing water dumped by Tropical Storm Eta and recent heavy rain.
“It is bad. People can’t live in their house, cars are broke. People can’t go to work, nothing. The whole Melrose is like this,” said resident Tony Duncan. Duncan has lived here for 30 years. He’s never seen it like this.
City officials explain this part of Fort Lauderdale was annexed and is not on the city storm drain system.
In Melrose Manor there is no drainage, they rely on evaporation. In neighboring Melrose Park, they have drainage ditches.
“It is frustrating, look at this. You got to get out and walk in the water. You can’t drive your own car. Water is in the house,” said Duncan.
All over the neighborhood, cars are dead in the water as they tried to navigate through the flood water.
“Right down here, there’s a little low spot. I don’t want to get water over my car,” said resident Dean Derry Berry.
Dean lives in Melrose Park. He can’t drive from his house, so he’s walking to higher ground so he can finally get to work.
“I’m going to Uber to Tri Rail, Tri Rail to Pompano to get to work.”
The Lara family in Melrose Park used a pool float to get their kids out of the house on Monday. They planned to stay with in-laws as water surrounded their neighborhood.
In parts of Weston, where more than a foot of rain fell. watercraft became the only way to navigate the flooded streets on Monday.
Wind gusts took down limbs and split a pine tree in two which toppled onto a roof.
Over in Lauderhill on Monday morning, cars tried to get through the flood streets but many failed.
Residents in Paradise Village in Davie were worried the water would flow into his home.
“Rain, a lot of water overflowing. I’m trying to protect the houses from getting messed up over here. That’s why I’m over here slowing down, slowing down the cars trying to tell them to slow down,” said Jacob Dunlap.
While it was messy, many have been trying to make the best of it.
Some folks were seen canoeing with their dogs.
Davie Fire Rescue tweeted photos rescuing goats and alpacas from a Davie farm.
Many areas are experiencing flooding throughout the Town of Davie, FL. Engine 68 was called to assist with an animal evacuation and assisted 3 goats and 2 alpaca from a barn today. Please be safe! pic.twitter.com/T1Cuxo2nQb
— Davie Fire Rescue (@DavieFireRescue) November 9, 2020