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Florida Grappling with Flash Flooding Emergencies

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To say it has been a wet week in Florida has been an understatement. South Florida has taken the brunt of the tropical rainstorm that sent over 20 inches of rain to some communities in a period of just 24 hours. Here is the latest on this tropical weather maker.

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State of Emergency for Several Counties in Florida After Flooding Rainfall

A state of emergency was declared for parts of South Florida after almost two feet of rain fell over one day. This emergency covers the counties of Broward, Collier, Lee, Miami-Dade, and Sarasota. The immense moisture coming in from the tropics disrupted travel and wreaked havoc over much of the Sunshine State.

Motorists in Miami and Fort Lauderdale were left stranded after the deluge of rain transformed roadways into flowing rivers of water. The region north of Miami was the hardest hit, prompting the National Weather Service (NWS) to call a flash flood emergency just in time for the Wednesday evening commute.


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