South Florida braced for ‘life-threatening’ floods after days of rain

Friday, Jun 14, 2024

WASHINGTON: More torrential downpours deluged South Florida on Thursday, adding to more than a foot of rain that fell on parts of the state this week and leading forecasters to issue flood watches or warnings for an area where 8 million people reside.

Some areas, including portions of Broward and Miami-Dade counties, are threatened with “life-threatening flooding,” the National Weather Service said. A few spots have reported up to 18-to-25 inches of rain since Monday, said Bob Oravec, a forecaster with the service’s Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland.