Heavy rains cause flooding in Southwest Florida

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FORT MYERS, Fla. Knee-deep water clogged downtown Fort Myers roads Sunday night after a burst of heavy rain.

Parts of southeastern Charlotte County and east Lee County were under an urban and small stream flood advisory until 10:15 p.m. Sunday, the National Weather Service said.

At 8:45, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. More than 3 inches of rain fell in some places, according to radar estimates.

The advisory covered areas including Lehigh Acres, Olga, Buckingham, Charleston Park, Fort Myers Shores, Alva and Gateway.

Heavy rain also fell in other parts of Southwest Florida.

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WINK meteorologist Zach Maloch went live via Facebook amid a downpour at the WINK Broadcast Center in Fort Myers:

WINK anchor Amanda Hall went live via Facebook from downtown Fort Myers:

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