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Hurricane Irma dumps 10 inches of rain on Fort Pierce; roads flooded

Posted at 6:18 AM, Sep 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-10 11:27:06-04

Hurricane Irma has drenched Fort Pierce and other sections of St. Lucie County, causing major flooding Sunday morning.

In Fort Pierce alone, more than 10 inches of rain has fallen, and almost 8 inches has fallen in St. Lucie Village.

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The National Weather Service had posted a flash flood warning for a time in northern St. Lucie County.

At Virginia and Oleander avenues there are multiple cars are stuck in the water at 7 a.m. There was at least a foot and a half of water in the area.

 

Fort Pierce police are asking residents to stay off the streets and wait until the water recedes before heading out.

Barry Finkelstein posted a video to the WPTV Facebook page of high water on 33rd Avenue. 

 

St. Lucie County Road Conditions as of 6 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 10
 

  • 900 BLK S. 3rd St. (S. 3rd St. is passable) Flooded Fort Pierce
  • Citrus Ave/US 1 (US 1 is passable) Flooded Fort Pierce
  • Atlantic Ave/33rd St. Flooded Fort Pierce
  • Okeechobee Rd./Hartman Ave. Flooded Fort Pierce
  • Delaware/S. 5th St. Flooded Fort Pierce
  • Orange Ave/Hartman Rd. Flooded Fort Pierce
  • Orange Ave/FFA Rd. Flooded Fort Pierce
  • Orange Ave/25th St. Flooded Fort Pierce
  • 6100-BLK Orange Ave Flooded Fort Pierce
  • 7300 Commercial Cir Flooded Fort Pierce
  • 1500 BLK Old Dixie Hwy Flooded Fort Pierce
  • 25th St./Ave S Flooded Fort Pierce
  • N. 8th St./Ave D Flooded Fort Pierce
  • Nebraska Ave/25th St. Flooded Fort Pierce
  • 1200 BLK S. Ocean Dr. Flooded Fort Pierce
  • 13th St/Ave D Flooded Fort Pierce
  • Orange Ave/10th St. Flooded Fort Pierce
  • Sw Bayshore Blvd/Sw Crosstown Pkwy Traffic lights out Port St Lucie
  • Indrio Rd.//N. US Highway 1 No power to traffic lights Fort Pierce
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