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Lantana neighborhood flooded after week of rainfall

Some residents say floodwater left them trapped in their homes
Posted at 6:20 PM, Oct 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-25 22:39:23-04

LANTANA, Fla. — A Lantana neighborhood is flooded after heavy rainfall from the last week.

The Sea Pines neighborhood northeast of Interstate 95 and Hypoluxo Road had roads closed Sunday due to flooding.

People who live in the area said this is not the first time this has happened, and they have been asking the city to fix the drainage issues.

"I would say it was about 4 feet," Franklin Calcedo said as he described driving through his neighborhood.

Some people were stuck in their homes, unable to drive through the high water.

"That house looks like it is all the way up to their front door," Randy Moore said.

Residents plan to attend the town meeting Monday to discuss the drainage issues.

County officials were in the neighborhood Sunday and told WPTV they are working with Lantana and the Florida Department of Transportation to find any blockages in the drains.