Floodwater creeps toward homes near Fort Myers Country Club

Reporter: Zach Oliveri Writer: Jack Lowenstein
Storms cause flooding on a neighborhood street in the area of Fort Myers Country Club Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. Credit: WINK News.

Lee Street completely flooded near Fort Myers Country Club during storms Tuesday. It’s something neighbors say is common.

Fortunately, the rainwater had receded by nighttime, but the flooding went down multiple streets earlier in the day.

The intersection with Lake Street and Hill Avenue was filled with water shortly after 6 p.m.

Cars driving through created wakes. It was ankle deep during that time. The flooding went down Lee Street, creeping close to homes.

Hazel Coleman is frustrated this continues to happen when it pours.

“September is the worst,” Coleman said. “It actually backs up. You can see a drainage in our front yard, and you can just see it bubbling up and back-to-back rains like this for 30 minutes, and it looks like this. I don’t think after 30 minutes of rain, our yard should look like a swimming pool.”

Coleman told us she is worried about a hurricane during late September into October. She worries it could flood her home.

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