Excess water floods parts of Marco Island

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John Trierweiler / WINK

MARCO ISLAND, Fla. Calf-height water remained on streets in portions of southern Collier County on Wednesday due to a series of heavy rain and strong storms moving through the region on Tuesday.

“See that big puddle there? That’s my home,” said Marco Island resident Jose Del Toro. “So I have to go inside those trees to get home or else I will get wet and my dog will get wet.”

A flood watch warning is in effect until 8 p.m. for Hendry and Collier counties, meteorologist Matt Devitt said.

WINK News reporter John Trierweiler went live via Facebook to showcase the flooding:

However, some residents on Shadowridge Court expressed frustration with ongoing construction at a nearby golf course, which they said resulted in flooding on their street.

“I think this whole island should have drainage ditches,” Del Toro said.

Marco Island officials are working with a contractor to pump the excess water into another lake on the golf course, according to the Marco Island Public Works Department.

For now, Del Toro, expects more rain on the island.

“I know the rains still coming so it’s gonna get worse before it gets better,” he said.

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