Florida | Heavy rains closed Fort Lauderdale Worldwide Airport

(Fort Lauderdale) Heavy rains in Florida triggered flooding Thursday within the metropolis of Miami, forcing authorities to shut faculties and, at the least till the following morning, Fort Lauderdale Worldwide Airport.

Greater than 635 millimeters of water fell in 24 hours in Fort Lauderdale, a metropolis of 180,000 individuals north of Miami, in line with the US Meteorological Providers. A determine larger than the document set in April 1979, which was 370 mm.

These heavy rains triggered many visitors jams, flooded entry roads to the airport and led to many flight cancellations.


“That is silly,” mentioned the native newspaper. Solar sentinel Rob Jolly, a vacationer who was going to go along with his spouse to the Bahamas. “It’s the primary time we’ve met my spouse since COVID-19 and that’s it…,” he lamented.

Authorities initially hoped they might resume air visitors on Thursday, however needed to delay reopening the airport till Friday to scrub up the runways.

Miami’s coastal areas stay on flood alert, with waterlogged soils and extra rain anticipated.