Pumps working to dry up Bonita Springs flooding

Posted at 7:50 AM, Oct 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-03 07:50:59-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- People living in Bonita Springs say they're relieved because water is finally flowing, weeks after heavy rains and Hurricane Irma flooded roads.

It's all thanks to new water pumps that are now running to dry out parts of the community.

The pumps can be found just east of Interstate 75 along Bonita Beach Road, where the South Florida Water Management District installed two temporary pumps. 

This was done to help remove flood waters that crippled several communities along Bonita Beach Road after Hurricane Irma. 

These pumps are pulling water from a drainage ditch, and the water will then flow four miles south to the Cocohatchee River.