TAMPA, FL (WFLA) – Despite warnings from authorities, some motorists still try to make it through flooded roadways. At Kennedy and Oregon, just west of downtown, the water was waist deep. Drivers had no clue.
Jessica Stone was on her way to work. She could see the water on the road, but thought she could make it.
“To be completely honest, I knew for a while that I could, but I didn’t know it was going to be this deep here,” said Stone, as she watched her 2013 Dodge Dart bob in the floodwaters. “And all of a sudden I felt my engine go out and then I sat and I cried for a bit. ”
Anna Walsh is also doing a bit of her own crying. Her car is in the shop, so she was driving her father’s newer Volkswagen. Now it, will likely be headed to the shop after getting caught in the water.
“My dad’s a retired air force colonel,” said Walsh, leaning on the trunk of her dad’s car. “So you can see he gets a little bit more angry with his three daughters than the general father would.”
Jim Woods also found his mail truck stuck in the flooding, in his mail truck, trying to protect the mail. He placed several boxes on the front seat where the water was just about an inch from touching it. “Any minute now, I might have to get out of here,” Woods said, “But I thought for right now, the water would come down, but it hasn’t. Just keeps coming up. ”