Storms cause severe road damage in Pensacola

PENSACOLA, Florida -- Trevor Lambert likes to bike down Scenic Highway in Pensacola. His view on Wednesday was quite the picture. An entire chunk of road at 3855 Scenic Highway collapsed.

"I've been alive 25 years now and I've never seen anything like it," he said. "Just trees down, it was a car in the ditch, truck down in the ditch. It was sand and stuff all in a car. It was overturned. It was crazy."

The Florida Department of Transportation said beneath the road was probably a large drainage area and the flooding caused it to cave in.

Over in the Cordova Park neighborhood, the main road looks more like a river. Kids were kayaking, while families like the Condons had to clean out their home damaged by water.

"[There was a] torrential downpour with severe lightning from six o' clock at night, until six in the morning," Britton Condon said.

To make matters worse, Condon said most people in the neighborhood, if not all, don't have flood insurance.

"Hopefully, I can get help from my state government or the federal government," he said.

As for the damaged roads, engineers are working on them.

FDOT plans to get them fixed soon as possible to make them passable.


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