The Southeastern portion of the State of Florida is suffering from extensive flooding today. Historical unprecedented rainfall has delivered in excess of 18” of rain in some areas. The areas affected are from Southern Indian River County South to Palm Beach County. Road flooding created havoc throughout the day Thursday January 9. Countless vehicles were submerged, stranded, and left abondoned. Road response services such as AAA and local towing companies were reporting in excess of 120 calls for service at 3pm quoting response times in excess of 3-4 hours. Many motorists were stranded in their vehicles forced to sleep there overnight.
One neighborhood, Longwood Village was reported to have waist high water levels when standing in the middle of the roadways.