Flood waters causing nightmares for Cape Coral woman
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CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Some Southwest Floridians felt major pain from Sunday night and Monday morning's rain.
One Cape Coral woman said she couldn't even drive to work because flood waters went all the way up to her garage.
"I couldn't go anywhere because my entire yard, driveway road everything's flooded." Amy Campbell said.
Campbell said her tiny compact car couldn't make it through the high standing water and she said taking the day off wasn't an option.
"I can't call in and say I'm not coming to work today because I work at the hospital and there are people counting on me to be there so they can go home. I have to take care of patients." Campbell said.
Campbell said she had to call a co-worker to pick her up for her 12 hour work day but said hitching a ride is the least of her worried because her dad is very ill.
" Whenever I get a phone call from the hospice where he's at, if I have to go, I don't know what I'm going to do if I can't get my car out." Campbell said.
Campbell said storm drain clogging could be to blame for the water build up.
" I ended up having to roll up my uniform, take my shoes and socks off, go through knee deep water not knowing what I'm stepping in." Campbell said.
But after she called the city several times, Campbell said no one has been out to look at her street and employees told her there was nothing they could do.
FOX4 reporter Katie Jones reached out to city officials and they said it very well could be a clogged storm drain. She asked if anyone has ever came out to look at it, but hasn't heard back.
Amy said she understands rain and floods come with the territory of living in the Sunshine State but said the constant problem could be prevented.
"They said if the water goes away within 24 hours there is nothing they can do, that's normal and sometimes it does go away within 24 hours and that's fine. But in that 24 hours emergencies can happen." Campbell said.