Water-Related News

Bonita Springs makes flood reduction top priority amid heavy rain

It was a soggy morning Tuesday across Southwest Florida, with several communities experiencing flooded roads. One of those communities was Bonita Springs, where two years ago, residents dealt with serious flooding that stuck around for weeks and damaged some homes.

Mango Drive in Bonita was flooded over Tuesday morning, with drivers splashing through the standing water on their way to work. The water drained off the road after several hours, but the front yards of many homes were still rain-swollen throughout the day.

Debbie Roberts' front yard on Esplanade Street looked like a lake by afternoon.

"This flooding is just from a regular rain day," Roberts said. "It's very slow to go down."