Tree falls on Pompano Beach dwelling, Coral Springs apartment building evacuated amid Broward flooding – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports
POMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Heavy rains and powerful winds from a tropical system that made its means throughout Florida wreaked havoc in Broward County, leaving some residents actually choosing up the items.
Sudden wind gusts triggered a tree to fall on a cell dwelling close to McNab Road and Dixie Highway in Pompano Beach, early Saturday morning.
For Jovanna Hernandez and her family members who have been inside at a time, it was a daunting shut name.
“The tree fell so quick, she didn’t get a chance to close the door in the back,” she stated. “I was inside with my baby. We were in the the front, and then we heard like the house started shaking, and then we heard this big crash.”
Hernandez and her household went out to see what was the reason for the deafening noise.
“We came running in the back, and my mom came inside screaming ’cause she was scared,” she stated.
Tree limbs crushed metallic partitions and home windows, leaving the household and not using a dwelling.
Hernandez’s trailer was removed from the one structure deemed unsafe within the wake of the inclement climate.
Officials with the City of Coral Springs stated a six-unit apartment building alongside the 7800 block of Northwest thirty ninth Court was evacuated because of the heavy rains.
Officials stated the entire residents have discovered momentary housing with household or pals in the meanwhile.
Out on the roadways, Broward drivers encountered floodwaters and stalled automobiles.
7News cameras captured autos slowly making their means close to Northeast Sixth Avenue and Prospect Road in Oakland Park, as drivers who ignored signage alerting them to not enter despatched waves into close by companies.
Further west in Tamarac, houses alongside Northwest fiftieth Street have been surrounded by standing water.
“It’s like this every year. It’s not as bad as it used to be in the past years, but it’s still bad enough,” stated a lady who lives within the space.
Cars broke down in a Hollywood neighborhood, as sandbags lined close by houses and residents waited for the flooding to recede.
Back in Pompano Beach, Hernandez stated she’s grateful she and her household are collectively as they work out their subsequent step.
“Something like that to happen so close, [my mother] is inside with her grandson just appreciating life again,” she stated.
It’s unclear the place the household shall be sleeping on Saturday night time.
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