HOBE SOUND, Fla. — Thunderstorms and wind are expected to continue Sunday night into early Monday morning across the Treasure Coast due to Tropical Storm Eta.
The additional rain adds to the fears and frustrations of residents who live in Hobe Sound neighborhoods already impacted by flooding earlier this year.
The flooding has gotten so bad in certain neighborhoods that some folks have moved out for good, while others have decided to just endure it.
"I got sandbags here. I'm ready. We got food, we got water, we have a generator, we got everything we need," said resident David Slicer.
But the one thing Slicer and his neighbors don't have is relief from the constant flooding that has occurred this year.
He lives on Sandcastle Circle just off Gomez Avenue, where a pumping station was set up Sunday. He said officials in Martin County installed the pumping station in late September.
Slicer said this year has been the worst for flooding, so he has set up sandbags as an added precaution this time.
Down the road from Sandcastle Circle is the neighborhood of Hobe Heights. After consistent flooding this year, 13 homes have been abandoned.
Martin County plans to buy those homes. It's an idea that's been approved by the state and now needs FEMA approval.
Back on Sandcastle Circle, Tyler Noske said he is feeling lucky this time.
"We're on a little bit of a high spot here, so I think we're OK," Noske said.
Slicer and other residents said the water pumps are working, but they are a short-term fix to an ever-present problem.