- Flooding leaves Miami, Florida under water.
- Heavy rains trapped residents.
- Rescuers take to the streets to save people from the flooding.
Powerful images show the result of torrential rains that hit Miami, Florida over the weekend. The water has reached up to 12 inches in some places and cars have been seen floating in an episode of severe weather that does not seem to be passing soon, according to The Sun and EFE agency.
Emergency services have taken to the streets with vehicles and special equipment to rescue people who were trapped in the torrential rain that hit the area on Friday night and early Saturday, authorities reported.
WHAT HAVE THE RAINS LEFT IN THEIR WAKE?
The heavy rains left by the potential tropical storm that made landfall this Saturday on the Florida peninsula has caused significant flooding in the southern part of the state, especially in downtown Miami, where images show cars floating through the streets.
Located in the “dirty” part of the system, where more rains and winds occur, the southeastern area of Florida has registered strong and persistent rainfall in recent hours due to the storm that crossed the peninsula Saturday. This is the flood report in Miami, Fl.
WERE THERE FATALITIES?
The storms have already left at least three dead, one missing and thousands of evacuees in Cuba. It is the product of the remnants of Hurricane Agatha, which left at least nine dead in Mexico a few days ago and also left thousands of people homeless.
In its bulletin at 8:00 a.m. local time (12:00 GMT), the US National Hurricane Center, based in Miami, warned that the storm could leave up to 15 inches (38 centimeters) of water accumulation in some points of South Florida. They warned this could cause “considerable flooding” in urban areas. Filed Under: Miami Florida Floods
MANY WERE TRAPPED
Local media images show a good number of cars in the middle of completely flooded streets in Downtown and Brickell, the financial center of Miami. A similar situation is happening on the streets of Miami Beach, where several vehicles were abandoned by their owners during the night when they were unable to continue driving through the water.
Heavy rains tonight coincided with high tide and a storm surge, hampering the sewer system’s ability to drain lower-lying areas of cities in the region. To the rain, the main threat that this potential tropical storm brings, experts add the warning that tornadoes can occur in the southern part of the state in the next few hours. Filed Under: Miami Florida Floods