- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Record rainfall has hit Vero Beach and has flooded many parts of the city.

Local news outlets report that more than 9 inches of rain fell in Vero Beach Tuesday, making it the wettest day in the city’s history.

Some neighborhoods and streets had about a foot of water, flooding many homes and creating hazardous driving conditions.

Towing companies around the city worked throughout the day after cars had stalled in high water. Raymond Wood, a driver with Mike’s Wrecker Service, says the company pulled about 15 cars throughout the day.

According to the National Weather Service, a flood warning is in effect for Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin and Okeechobee counties through Wednesday night.


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