Month worth of rain causes flooding in parts of Jax

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- In a span of two hours, rain caused flooding in several parts of Jacksonville. Police closed off Cassat Avenue from Blanding Boulevard to Colonial Avenue due to submerged roads.

"I was just coming to my office to grab some paperwork, but I can't even get to it," said Michael Fortenberry who says his call center business is at the corner of Cassat and Sunderland Road.

Fortenberry says he left around 6 p.m. Friday and returned to his office shortly after 8 p.m. to find the roads completely flooded.

"I'm not going to even try. I'm going to turn around and go home because, like you said, I don't know how deep that is and I've never seen it do this before and it's rained heavy before," added Fortenberry.

The rain also caused flooding in San Marco. Meteorologist Mike Prangley says the average rainfall for that area is about six inches a month, on Friday they had almost two weeks worth of rain in 60 minutes.

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Our cameras caught the storms moving west to east on I-10, wetting the roads from Macclenny to Jacksonville. I was almost impossible to see on I-10, with cars putting on their hazard lights for safety.

The concern is that more rain on the way for the weekend could cause serious flooding.

"Now I'm kind of worried because I don't know how far it's gone in," added Fortenberry.


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