Tropical Storm Sally causes flooding in Bonita Springs

Reporter: Gail Levy Writer: Drew Hill
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The rain caused by Tropical Storm Sally has created standing water and flooding all across Southwest Florida. Security video shows cars driving through the water in Bonita Springs.

Bonita Springs residents Maryann Thompson and Pam Schmidt usually love the outdoors, but now that it’s flooding… “It doesn’t look fun, does it?” Schmidt said.

The couple lives off Mango Drive in Bonita Springs, so to get to their front door, they have to drive through standing water.

“Well, it’s frustrating and it’s getting worse for the people, especially that live closer to the end here,” Thompson said. “And you can see cars rolling by really fast, and it’s up to the garage doors and they make waves and there’s actually waves hitting their houses.”

They also own another home that they have people renting.

“This happens not only when hurricanes passes, it happens just when it’s a rainy day,” Thompson said. “We’ve been here around eight or nine years and it gets worse every year.”

Tropical Storm Sally is adding to the couple of inches they’d have on a normal rainy day.

The couple thinks the issue on Mango Drive is clogged sewage drains. They’ve reached out to the City of Bonita Springs but nothing has changed.

They have also called about their Collier County property without any results.

So for now, they have to live with the flooding and that’s not how they’d like to enjoy the outdoors.

WINK News reached out to the City of Bonita Springs and Collier County about the issues but has yet to hear back.

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