Heavy rainfall leads to flooding on Jacksonville’s Westside

Four days of rain resulted in 4 to 8 inches of rain, and several roadways on Jacksonville’s Westside experienced flooding.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Four days of rain resulted in 4 to 8 inches of rain, and several roadways on Jacksonville’s Westside experienced flooding on Saturday morning.

The ramp to Interstate 10 at Roosevelt Boulevard was closed for a couple of hours due to flooding, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Police reported the closure about 9:30 a.m.

The Florida Highway Patrol said water and mud washed onto the roadway.

Police said the roadway reopened about 11:50 a.m.

Troopers said the Florida Department of Transportation and Construction crews responded to the scene.

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Also on the Westside, there was flooding Saturday morning at Lenox Avenue and Luna Street, but it didn’t appear to be impacting traffic.

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Out toward Beaver Street, Jacksonville resident Ava Thomas told News4JAX that she saw flooding on her street. She said she saw nearly three inches of water Saturday morning.

She said this is something she noticed when she first moved to the neighborhood and now she keeps sandbags in her garage because she expects it to flood.

“Every time it rains, I panic. My anxiety is going through the roof because I don’t know if it’s going to rain. Really hard to where the streets are going to flood. It’s very stressful,” Thomas said.

She said there’s a drain in front of her home that was covered with water Saturday morning.

She said she has reached out to the city before, and the city came out Saturday morning, but she plans to reach out again Monday with concerns about the pipes under the road.

Like other places, the water has receded, but Thomas said she hopes something else can be done.


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