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Flooding hits Collier

Posted at 11:45 PM, Aug 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-25 23:45:14-04

Residents throughout Naples and Collier County dealt with a swift and sudden deluge of rain Friday.

"It's actually never gotten up to my car like this in the 4 years I've lived here, so it's kind of interesting," said Tami Fessenden, who lives on Ridge Street.

The street, which runs between Tamiami Trail and Goodlette-Frank Road is notorious for flooding.

"To watch the cars go by, they're not even creeping, they are flooring it, and it's creating wakes to the point where we now have sandbags," said Heather Olson.

County Commissioner Penny Taylor assessed the flooding Friday morning.  She says county and city officials are working together on improving drainage, but work won't begin until 2018.

Most other roads in Naples were clear by nightfall.  Collier County has an updated list of roads that have been flooded.