Hotels, residential areas begin to experience flooding in Hollywood due to Ian and king tide – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

HOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) – Flooding has already begun in Hollywood as heavy rain introduced by the outer bands of Hurricane Ian mixed with king tides.

On Tuesday, Rich Surdel rushed inside together with his baggage to strive and keep away from the rain.

“I’m down probably two to three times every month during the winter time,” mentioned Surdel, who’s visiting from out of city.

This time, throughout his go to he shall be experiencing, together with South Florida, the outer bands of Hurricane Ian.

Coastal areas corresponding to Hollywood Beach are coping with king tides, as streets on the seaside and close by neighborhoods have flooded.

This is a repeating subject householders and companies have to cope with in the autumn.

“Yesterday, I was sitting out here and boats were going by, splashing up over the docks,” mentioned Mark Nevin, who works on Hollywood Beach.

Residents count on the water to be worse with the mix of king tides and the heavy rain.

“Oh, yeah, everything is going to be flooded,” mentioned Nevin. “All the parking lots, all the streets, you won’t be able to get through anywhere around here.”

The metropolis pumps storm water to assist with the streets close to residential neighborhoods.

Back on the seaside, lodge proprietor Sherry Crewss can solely cross her fingers.

“We have more rain coming up on to our walkway,” mentioned Crewss. “I would assume by this evening it’s going to be up by our steps.”

She is hoping the water disappears and the purchasers hold coming.

“We are booked, no cancellations yet but notifications they may cancel,” she mentioned, “so we’re just winging it right now with guests.”

If her present company are any indication, she goes to be OK.

“I looked at the weather forecast, and it looked beautiful for me. Rain today and tomorrow, everything else will be great,” mentioned Surdel.

With the bands from Ian in the realm, folks dwelling in decrease mendacity coastal areas are inspired to monitor the storm.

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