Heavy rain, storms cause flooding in SWFL

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FORT MYERS, Fla. Heavy rain and storms caused localized flooding in parts of Southwest Florida Saturday, WINK meteorologist Brooke Silverang said.

Flood watches are in effect for Lee and Charlotte counties through Sunday evening, the National Weather Service said.

Widespread showers with occasional thunderstorms will be possible across the watch area, the National Weather Service said.

A flood advisory was in effect until 3:30 p.m. for western Collier County, the National Weather Service said. Locations that will experience minor flooding, especially in poor drainage areas, includes Naples, Marco Island, Golden Gate Estates, Naples Park and Belle Meade.

View an hourly forecast and weather radar here. 

WINK News reporter John Trierweiler was live on Santa Barbara Boulevard in Cape Coral:

Residents in Lee County can pick up sand-bags or sand for standing water issues at the following locations and are advised to bring their own shovels:

  • Estero Fire and Rescue District on 21510 Three Oaks Pkwy, Estero, FL 33928.
  • Near Tops Supermarket on 2545 Estero Blvd, Ft Myers Beach, 33931.
  • Bonita Springs Fire Department on 27701 Bonita Grande Dr, Bonita Springs, FL 34135.
  • Bayshore Fire Department Station on 17350 Nalle Rd, North Fort Myers, FL 33917.
  • South Trail Fire Department on 13500 Sophomore Ln, Fort Myers, FL 33912 (sand bags only).

A sinkhole was reported at Mohawk Parkway and 58th Place, the Cape Coral Police Department said. Water overran a protective berm on Northwest 29th Terrace and Northwest 28th Avenue.

The intersections and streets highlighted on the map in yellow are closed due to flooding in Cape Coral, according to the Cape Coral Police Department:

The following intersections and streets are flooded in Collier County, according to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office:

• Logan Boulevard between Pine Ridge Road and Vanderbilt Beach Road.
• Trade Center Way.
• Forest Lakes Boulevard.
• The westbound turn lane at Airport Road and Davis Boulevard.
• Granada Boulevard.
• North end of Lakeland Avenue.
• Kirtland Drive.
• Ridge Street between U.S. 41 & Goodlette-Frank Road.
• Lakewood Boulevard at Glades Boulevard and Charity Court.
• Coconut Circle South and Coconut Circle West.
• Grand Canal Drive.
• Taylor Road.
• Ponce De Leon Drive.
• Poinciana Way.
• Poinciana Street.
• Sacramento Way.
• Progress Avenue.
• Shadowlawn Drive.
• Mercantile Avenue.
• Estey Avenue.
• Dean Street.
• North Alhambra Circle.
• Orange Blossom Drive.
• J&C Boulevard.
• Janes Lane.
• Pine Street.
• Weeks Avenue.
• Burning Tree Drive.
• Northgate Drive.
• Lee Ann Lane.
• Trail Terrace Drive.
• Corporation Boulevard.
• 10th Street North.
• Goodland Drive.

WINK News reporter Chris Grisby was live on the WINK News Facebook page at a youth football game between the North Naples Sharks and Cypress Lake Hornets. The rain didn’t stop the students from playing!

Viewers shared photos and videos of flooding to the WINK News Facebook page:

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