Water-Related News

Some flooded areas dry out, others still underwater in SWFL

FORT MYERS – Island Park Road is safe for all drivers again, the San Carlos Park Fire Department said.

The road and the neighborhood were hit hard by recent flooding, forcing the evacuation of 310 people since Sunday, according to the fire department. Two people voluntarily evacuated Thursday.

Only large trucks and SUV were able to navigate the road, which had waist-deep water at times. Multiple cars that attempted to go through the intersection of Island Park Road and U.S. 41 got stuck.

Still, other places in Southwest Florida remain underwater. Quinn and Dean streets in Bonita Springs were flooded when the Imperial River overflowed, sending muck and sludge into homes.