Flooded streets in Palm Coast strand cars, school bus

Firefighters spend Friday night helping people out of stuck vehicles

(Travis Michael Gay)

PALM COAST, Fla. – Heavy rainfall in Palm Coast flooded roadways on Friday, stranding cars and a school bus.

Two school buses en route from Rymfire Elementary had to go back to the school because of the high water.

Woodhaven Drive was underwater after a nearby canal overflowed.

"For those who don't live in the area, please don't come into the area. We're spending a lot of time just trying to keep people out that just want to see the water," said Palm Coast Fire Chief Mike Beadle.

Firefighters spent the night helping people out of stuck vehicles. Other neighbors parked their cars along Pine Lakes Parkway and walked home.

"We heard what New Smyrna had floods a couple of days ago and I said, 'Well, we don't get it, we're lucky,' but we got it today," said Bob Agnes.

Flash-flood warnings were in effect Friday night, and heavy rain and thunderstorms remain in the forecast for much of Florida through Sunday.