Historic Flood in Florida Due to Heavy Rain Closed Schools and Fort Lauderdale’s Airport!

After heavy downpours submerged maximum parts of South Florida and Fort Lauderdale in a 1-in-1,000-year rainfall event, a flash flood emergency in Broward County declared. Flood in Florida resulted in all that was required for emergency rescues like forced drivers to abandon their cars, closed schools, and shut down the airport through Thursday morning. More rain is predicted in coming days according to weather service.

Although the quantity of rain on Thursday did not appear to be nearly as much as it was on Wednesday. However, it will still be problematic and lead to more flooding, according to the National Weather Service. There is a chance of strong gusts, minor hail, and perhaps solitary tornadoes.

A Thursday morning update from the National Weather Service office in Miami stated that since Wednesday afternoon, the greater Fort Lauderdale metro region has received between 14 and 20 inches of rain. The deluge is the “most severe flooding that I’ve ever seen,” one mayor said.

As the possibility of thunderstorms persisted across the region, the National Weather Service at one point issued a flash flood emergency for Fort Lauderdale and adjacent regions, stating it as a life-threatening situation. Now, look for greater elevation.

According to a local news source, Florida had more than 22,000 consumers without electricity and other utilities on Wednesday night. On Thursday morning, approximately 3,000 people left with no electricity due to severe flood in Florida.

According to a tweet from the district, all Broward County Public Schools were asked to be closed on Thursday and “all afterschool activities, events, and extracurricular activities were also cancelled for the next day. One of the major school districts in the country is Broward.

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, one of the biggest in the area, suspended incoming and outgoing flights on Wednesday due to the continuing downpours, the airport tweeted at around 4:15 p.m.

There were no reports of injuries or fatalities right away. Numerous cars were buried in downtown Fort Lauderdale, as seen in drone video: