Heavy downpours, strong winds in parts of South Florida cause flooding, downed tree – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports
MIAMI (WSVN) – Heavy downpours and strong winds wreaked havoc in parts of South Florida, resulting in flooded roadways and downed bushes.
Dark clouds hovered above downtown Miami as afternoon showers dampened rush hour commutes throughout Broward and Miami-Dade counties.
Friday’s inclement climate started with thunderstorm exercise in parts of Broward in the early morning hours.
Cellphone video captured drivers making their approach by means of a flooded street in Miami on Friday morning.
“Oh, my gosh,” a lady is heard saying in the video.
7News cameras captured flooding alongside Biscayne Boulevard, close to Northeast thirteenth Street.
Nearby building difficult the already soggy site visitors circumstances.
City of Miami Fire Rescue officers stated the storms precipitated half of the roof of a laundromat alongside the 4700 block of West Flagler Street and Seventh Avenue to break down simply earlier than 4 a.m.
“As soon as I opened the door, the whole water started coming out,” stated the business proprietor. “I don’t know how long it will be before we open again, but it’s closed.”
Down in Palmetto Bay, a tree got here crashing down, crushing pickup truck, trailer and different tree trimming gear.
“I’m just in shock. Unfortunately, this morning is when I’ve seen everything, the damage that occurred,” he stated.
In Biscayne Bay, deserted boats had been shoved onto rocks simply off the 79th Street Causeway.
The rainfall abated in the late morning however intermittent showers resumed in the afternoon. Storms impacted Broward and Northeastern Miami-Dade, prompting a slew of climate advisories.
A avenue flood advisory is in place extending from Southeastern Palm Beach County by means of Sortheastern Miami-Dade. Another avenue flood advisory was issued for Western Broward till 5:30 p.m.
The National Weather Service additionally issued a particular climate assertion that utilized to an space in Western Broward with the potential for funnel clouds and hail. It expired at 4:30 p.m.
In Miami-Dade, strong thunderstorms developed from the coast at round 3:30 p.m. and headed as far west as Doral and Hialeah. A waterspout was noticed off shore however rapidly dissipated.
Thunderstorms lingered west of Interstate 95 in Pembroke Pines, Davie, Deerfield Beach, Sunrise and in different parts of western and northern Broward.
Drivers are cautioned to be careful for standing water through the night commute.
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