Flooding blocked roads and flights were suspended; Governor Ron DeSantis declares a state of emergency

Heavy rains hit southern Florida, in the United States, this Thursday (June 13, 2024), causing flooding that affected roads, airports and schools. In response to the forecast of more precipitation, Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency in the region.

The National Weather Service warned of the risk of “life-threatening floods”, with flooding in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Flood warnings have also been issued for parts of Broward, Miami-Dade, Collier and Hendry counties, expected to be in effect until Friday (June 14).

DeSantis said heavy rains affected the “operational capacity of critical infrastructure”including main highways, urban roads, schools and airports.

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This Thursday (June 13), 7 million people in south Florida remain on alert for flooding, given the forecast of a third day of intense rain. The National Weather Service in Miami warned that even short periods of heavy rain could cause more flooding. “sudden”.

At least 6 weather stations, from Miami to Fort Lauderdale, recorded more than 25 centimeters of rain. The largest accumulation was approximately 35.46 centimeters in Hialeah and 32.18 centimeters in the Hollywood/Hallandale Beach area.

Adding to the rain on Tuesday (June 11), some areas of southern Florida received more than 50 centimeters of rain in just 2 days.

Source: https://www.poder360.com.br/internacional/sul-da-florida-volta-a-registrar-fortes-chuvas-e-inundacoes/

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