Florida is facing the effects of a tropical storm. In Miami, heavy rains blocked the streets and emergency services had to help many people trapped in flooded cars.
Although Storm Tropical Alex did not have the strength to turn into a hurricane, seriously affecting the lives of the people of Florida. On Friday night, heavy rain flooded the streets of Miami and Fort Lauderdale, blocking traffic in some neighborhoods.
Part of the state is under water
According to the National Weather Service (NWS), the tropical storm brought winds and heavy rainfall of up to 64 kilometers per hour in Alex. According to local sources, more than 200 liters of rain per square meter have been reported off the coast of Miami.
Heavy rains also caused floods. Some streets ended up under water, and many residents were trapped inside their cars. The Miami Fire Department came to the rescue to help drivers get out of their vehicles safely.
Rainy night, sunny day
It took several hours to remove the impact of the rain. From many places, abandoned, flooded cars had to be towed – their owners left the cars in panic and crossed the waist-high water. No casualties were reported.
Sunday in Florida will be so much better. After heavy rain Weather forecasts In the south of the state, the temperature is expected to reach 30 degrees.
Reuters, NBC Miami, Acuweather
Main photo source: Reuters / Miami Fire-Rescue
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