A sidewalk near a waterway in Sunny Isles Beach has collapsed and has partially sunk. The incident happened outside the Arlen House Condominium along Bayview Drive near Collins Avenue, Monday, the CHristmas week.
Many parts of South Florida are drying out after downpours that flooded streets overnight Sunday into Monday. The flood water even seeped into Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport’s garages and flights were delayed early Monday morning.
In Miami-Dade County, a seawall collapse brought the sidewalk with it in Sunny Isles Beach. Surveyors said a rusted tieback underground that held the seawall and sidewalk together just couldn’t hold as rising flood waters rushed through overnight Sunday. Residents of Arlen House Condominiums woke up to cars almost tipping into the water where they were parked by the seawall.
In Aventura, flooding overtook Biscayne Lake Gardens, which lived up to its name and literally became a lake. In Opa Locka, residents told Local 10 they were trapped and waterlogged in their cars and houses.
In Miami-Dade County, totals in Coconut Grove recorded 5.02″ and in Miami, 3.10″ of rain fell.