|Published:||Sep 25, 2013 5:38 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 25, 2013 5:43 PM EDT|
FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.- WINK News team coverage of flooding continues on Fort Myers Beach. Today, we had a crew drive around the island looking for problem areas. We found roads completely submerged, ponds overflowing, and many people forced to trek through inches of water.
"It seemed like it was a tide, with the hard rains it just kept on rising and rising," said FMB resident, Greg Miller.
The rain posed quite a challenge for those living on one of Lee County's barrier islands.
"Whenever we get the no name storms it typically floods," said Miller.
People living on Washington Street say the inches of standing water on their road is a sight they haven't seen since Hurricane Charley.
"We just have to worry about the wakes the cars make when they pass," Miller told WINK News.
Fletch Martin is frustrated. He watched as his backyard turned into a pond, the water so deep it is nearly thigh high.
"It's more of an inconvenience than anything. I'm pretty much easy going, but this is a pain in the neck."
Kevin Paradiso an islander, decided he'd get creative and take on the storm. He tested his luck to see if he could actually float down his street.
"We have to walk about 100 yards up to the gulf, but it's here now."
And up the road at the Key Estero Shops, a parking lot looks more like a swimming pool after a pond hit it's brim.