JACKSONVILLE BEACH Fla.-- Jacksonville Beach streets became rivers, construction cones turned into buoys and families got all wet trying to get home.
"It was all the way up to my knees," said neighbor, Adam Francisco.
Action News has learned floods near the intersection of 9th Ave N and 2nd St. could have been prevented if a brand new drainage pump did what it was supposed to do.
"Those hose pump systems for some reason they failed to start because the electric breaker tripped out," said Jacksonville Beach City Manager George Forbes.
Forbes says public works had to jump start the system.
"Certainly made the area around Second Street probably worse than it might have otherwise been," he said.
Action News wanted to know what the city plans to do to prevent a glitch from happening in the future.
"Well I don't know if we can prevent any glitches from happening in the future," said Forbes. "We're analyzing the station to find out what happened for that breaker to trip out so hopefully it won't happen again," he said.
Forbes blames the heavy rains in a short period of time for the breakdown, but longtime neighbors like Francisco said that can't be possible. He said he has watched stronger storms hit and the pump did what it was supposed to.
"It seemed like a little bit of rain and all of a sudden it's the highest it has been," he said.