CHARLOTTE/LEE COUNTY, Fla.- WINK News got a look from the sky at all of the water that's causing so many problems for people in Charlotte and Lee counties. Video shows swamped roads, flooded pastures, and surrounded homes. One of those areas is prone to sheet flow.
Much of Welborn Road remains flooded, even after crews laid gravel yesterday. Firefighters are monitoring the area. Water is gradually flowing south to the Caloosahatchee River, causing the sheet flow.
Crews with the Bayshore Fire District were out this morning surveying various streets, checking on the ones they graveled yesterday. They're also adding more roads to their list of ones that need assistance, after concerned neighbors called them overnight and this morning. Firefighters say that's a good indicator the sheet flow is picking up.
Sheet flow normally takes about 72 hours to move out. Crews are preparing for longer though, considering how saturated the ground is with all the recent heavy rains.