Flood Watch Extended For Broward As Rain Refuses To Let Up In South Florida
Unceasing rain on Sunday — especially in parts of Broward where more than a foot of rain fell — flooded roads, stalled cars and even cut off power across South Florida.
And it's not over yet.
"I know everyone is tired of dealing with the rain, but its going to stick around a little longer," said Barry Baxter, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
The deluge sparked flood watches Sunday as streets in flood-prone areas including Hollywood and Lauderhill were overtaken by water. Baxter said he wouldn't be surprised if more watches are issued. Late Sunday, the National Weather Service extended the flood watch for Broward County through Noon Monday.
5/21: Flood Watch in effect until noon for Broward County. Locally heavy rainfall amounts of up to 2 inches are possible, which would cause additional flood problems throughout the #FortLauderdale metropolitan area. There is also a High Risk of #RipCurrents on Atlantic beaches. pic.twitter.com/odXITeDfxE— NWS Miami (@NWSMiami) May 21, 2018
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