Rain and floods impact motorists on the Treasure Coast

PORT ST. LUCIE, Florida – Constant rain caused flooding on the streets of the Treasure Coast on Sunday, causing major headaches for drivers. Many residents were trying to drive Williamsburg Way from US-1 in Port St. Lucie. The problem is standing water from the rain.

Tom Taranovich was returning from a motorcycle club meeting when he attempted to drive in the water.

“I have been coming here for 15 years now and have never seen a flood like this before. I had no idea it was going to get that deep when I parked in there. My headlights were flashing, they were shorting out, ”Taranovich said. “I don’t have water in the car here, but I’m sure my engine bay is nice and wet. “

Junior Crespo was heading to his garage to buy some of his tools but decided not to take the risk.

“It’s crazy. I’ve never seen it like that,” Crespo said. “It’s too low. I could rip the front off. Oh… There it goes. Okay, I wait for that. someone’s going away and then I’ll go.

National weather services say even six inches of water will sink to the bottom of most passenger cars, causing loss of control and possible stalling. It is recommended that you never drive on flooded roads.

“I hope someone will come and put a barrier here so that no one else is trying to go through there,” Taranovich said.

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