PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — City of Port St. Lucie officials say they continue to work on projects that will combat issues of flooding in the future.
This weekend, many Treasure Coast residents found themselves wading through parking lots and caught behind road closures.
Several areas of U.S. 1 were flooded and sections were shut down after seven inches of rain fell in a matter of hours Saturday morning. Tropical Storm Fay in 2008 dumped 14 inches, a storm that spurred the $36 million storm water drainage project.
City officials say the drainage ditches, storm water ponds, piping and pumps are working well on the southern end where the work is complete. However, on the northern end, there were hiccups during rainfall. Officials say things will work better once work is finished, and that the project is on schedule for completion in 2012.
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