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The floodwater from last month's storm in Doral has receded, but evidence of the damage is hard to miss around the city’s design district. Blas Garcia, the general manager of National Ceramics, told NBC 6 he plans to spend up to $30,000 in repairs.
The floodwater from last month's storm in Doral has receded, but evidence of the damage is hard to miss around the city’s design district.
"What we're dealing with now is mold, we've thrown out a lot of displays, we're just repairing a lot of the damage the flood caused," said Blas Garcia, the general manager of National Ceramics.
He said the flooding may cost him up to $30,000 in damages.
This week’s weather won’t bring residents relief. The flooding in the Doral Design District is considered minor, but not when it comes to sales.
"When it rains a lot, it affects us,” Garcia said. “It shuts us down immediately for the day, if not a couple days.”
On Wednesday, police officers had to direct traffic around flooded roads in Doral, and parking lots were left underwater at NW 34th Street and NW 78th Avenue.
"We're just frustrated,” the store manager said. “There's nothing else we can do, we've been down this road before.”
The South Florida Water Management District said it prepared for Wednesday's rainfall yesterday by lowering the levels in district canals and letting water flow out to the ocean.
“It’s always been an issue,” Garcia told NBC 6. “Honestly, we’ve grown accustomed to it. The area itself is just very low-lying, so when we get a lot of rain, it gets filled up with water.”