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Heavy rain creates flooding problems

The non-stop downpours created plenty of problems for people in Escambia County.
Cars stalled on the roads and some people had water inside their homes.

Channel Three's Jenise Fernandez brings us the latest.

I'm right here outside the forest creek apartment complex. residents here are used to seeing flooding whenever there's a hard rain. most of the water is toward the back of the complex and its slowly making its way inside people's units.


Ebonee Sims was sleeping when her neighbor came by telling her the complex was flooded.
When Sims walked into her living room, she saw water coming in from outside.
She's heard about flooding issues at this complex, but never thought it would happen to her.

"I just didn't think I'd experience this since I was up toward the front."

She immediately started unplugging electronics and moving things off the floor.
Sims isn't alone, other residents told us they had water inside their units.
They're worried about more rain, since the complex is prone to flooding.

Mesha Albert
"Hoping nobody has to leave.... for them not to have to go through it again."

Sims hopes management does something to prevent this from happening again.

"Hopefully they get the drainage system fixed....to lose their things."


The pouring rain also created problems for drivers.
On South 9Th Avenue, a portion was closed off as cars kept stalling in the water.
Kenzie Marti was one of those drivers.
She was driving through the rain and couldn't see how high the water was.
Her car stalled, but she had help from some good Samaritans.

"He helped me push my car off the road..... he was really and he offered."

So far, Escambia County has not had any road closures or evacuations. They're not anticipating any, but will continue to keep a watchful eye.
Reporting in Escambia County, Jenise Fernandez, Channel Three News.