Can’t stop the rain: So why can’t somebody figure out how to keep our roads from flooding?

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Can’t stop the rain: So why can’t somebody figure out how to keep our roads from flooding?


The houses that line Edison Avenue in South Tampa, down by where the street meets Bayshore Boulevard, are lofty, old and mostly worth well north of a million dollars. But bubbling up beneath the gently sloping street is a water flow that’s nearly constant during the rainy season. The sidewalk is soggy and the cattails shooting out of the ground near one driveway are more evocative of a wetland than a quiet, upscale Hyde Park side street.