Historic Flooding: Crews vacuum water off streets in West Palm Beach

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - The City of West Palm Beach is deploying vacuums to the most flooded neighborhoods hit by Isaac. It has a fleet of trucks that can suck up the water off the streets. Each truck holds 3,000 gallons! NewsChannel 5 caught up with one crew working in The Villages on Saratoga Road Tuesday afternoon. City spokesman Elliot Cohen said crews from public utilities, public works, and parks and recreation have been going non-stop since the rain stopped.

"Essentially it's not complicated. Suck up some water, go dump it and suck up some more water and try to get ahead of the curve as best you can," Cohen said.

If you're wondering how to get crews to your neighborhood, you'll just have to wait and see.  Cohen said the city is prioritizing based on the most flooded neighborhoods and roadways, but crews be out there until everything is passable.

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