State Emergency Issued in Florida Over Severe Flooding

Aerial view of flooded street after hurricane rainfall with driving cars in Florida residential area. Consequences of natural disaster.

Following heavy rains and floods that hit a large area of Florida on Wednesday, June 12th, Governor Ron DeSantis declared an emergency in five counties. Broward, Collier, Lee, and Miami-Dade are impacted by the order.

An area of low pressure caused severe weather, including widespread heavy rains of 10 to 15 inches and related flooding over South Florida on Wednesday.

Important transportation routes, educational institutions, and airports are all vulnerable to weather-related disruptions. In the directive, he said that the afflicted districts should brace themselves for further severe flooding in the days ahead.

On Wednesday afternoon, the National Weather Service (NWS) in Miami issued a warning about the area’s possibly deadly flooding. During that time, the agency asked people to stay off the streets and go to higher ground.

According to the Florida Division of Emergency Management, the counties of Miami-Dade and Broward were under a flood watch that evening.

In a social media statement, the division emphasized the need to follow all directions from local authorities and provided numerous methods for receiving emergency notifications.

The NWS claimed that between midnight and 6 p.m. on Wednesday, the districts of Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, and Aventura received up to 15 inches of rain. There had been delays at the local airports, and several individuals were left stranded in their vehicles as they traveled on flooded highways.

According to the National Weather Service, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, and Aventura were pounded by 10 to 15 inches of rain on Wednesday and it rained 10 inches in Fort Lauderdale. The weather service predicted that a few more inches of rain could fall by Thursday.

Broward Emergency Services received a deluge of complaints about flooding, including reports of stranded automobiles, fallen power lines, and water seeping into houses and businesses. Parts of Interstate 95 were blocked due to the rain, and flights were delayed as a result.