Heavy Rain Causes Severe Flooding, Flight Delays Across South Florida

Heavy rain is causing severe flooding and some flight delays across South Florida.

A flood watch for Broward County is in effect until 8 p.m. Sunday. Miami-Dade County is also experiencing on-and-off showers and storms as the muggy day continues. 

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport advised those flying to check with their airline about flight status before coming to the airport.

"FLL is experiencing delays due to severe weather," the airport said. "Please use the main entrance to the airport and avoid East Perimeter Road due to flooding." 

In Dania Beach, streets resembled rivers Sunday morning as parked cars sat in several inches of water. Video shows significant flooding in the area of SE 3rd Street and 3rd Avenue, specifically.

Workers with the City of Dania Beach are checking on residents and advising them to move their cars to higher ground. Crews will be arriving with water pumps in an effort to ease the flooding. 

Not far away, in Fort Lauderdale, more than five inches of rainfall was reported since midnight. Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, Coral Springs and other Broward cities also saw severe flooding Sunday.

"Our area has seen record rainfall since midnight (over 5")," the Coral Springs - Parkland Fire Department said on Twitter. "Don't go out onto the roads unless absolutely necessary. Conditions are very dangerous."

Hallandale Beach Fire Rescue said crews are currently working on pumps as rain continues to saturate the region.

Authorities urge those walking or driving in areas under a flood watch or advisory to be aware of their surroundings. Deep puddles and standing water can be a driving hazard. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says as little as six inches of water can cause you to lose control of your vehicle.

The City of Hollywood also noted that the levels of water can be deceptive.

"Avoid driving through flood waters - there is no way of telling how deep it is just by looking and you don't wawnt to get stuck," the City said. 

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