MIAMI (CBSMiami) – On Friday, residents of 23rd Street in Edgewater were forced to wade through the water to get to their car.
The street looked more like a duck pool.
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At one point, the floods trapped cars parked in the streets.
A few hours after the waters receded, some car owners were left with wet cars. A woman was seen with Tupperware trying to squeeze all the water out of her trunk.
Down the street in a high rise condo, residents had to deal with elevators that closed before 7 a.m.
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“The view is incredible. Everything is amazing, ”said Emma De La Purification. “The only problem is when it rains and the parking lot is completely flooded. I can’t go out in my car. Must stay at home. I can’t go down.
She and the other residents have received SMS notifications about the elevators being closed due to flooding on the ground floor. It was only after 5 p.m. that they were informed that the elevators were operational again after the water had been extracted.
“It happens several times during the year,” said De La Purification.
This is a major drawback with no solution in sight. The rising cost rent has made it easier for some who leave like De La Purification.
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“It’s very frustrating,” she says.