Riverside roads flood during Ian — but nothing compared to Irma

There was some flooding on streets in Riverside as Ian passed the Jacksonville area.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Everyone remembers the images of devastating flooding in Northeast Florida, including in the Riverside and Avondale area, during Hurricane Irma in 2017.

With Ian, a lot of people were worried early on that the storm could potentially cause flooding like that again in Jacksonville, but fortunately, it has not.

On Thursday afternoon, News4JAX went to Osceola Street and St. Johns Avenue, an area that floods a lot when there are heavy rains. The roads were underwater, but it has been worse in the past.

Down the road at Memorial Park, it was fine. Even though renovation work is being done there, it did not appear to be a problem.

In nearby Avondale, a SnapJAX user shared a photo, saying “12 inches till over the edge in Avondale.”

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Overall in the area, while there was some localized flooding, it did not appear to be creating any problems for homes.

FILE - Justin Hand navigates storm surge flood waters along the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida, in 2017. (Sean Rayford/Getty Images).

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