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Flash Flood Warning Remains for Broward, Miami-Dade County After Eta's Landfall

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A Flash Flood Warning remains for both Broward and Miami-Dade counties as Tropical Storm Eta made landfall and continues to bring heavy rainfall to South Florida.

Warnings for Miami-Dade and Broward were extended until 11 a.m. Monday.

Eta made landfall at around 11 p.m. Sunday on Lower Matecumbe Key in the upper Florida Keys.

Street flooding was reported in portions of Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe counties throughout Sunday, as Eta was expected to bring between 6 and 12 inches of rain to the area, with isolated maximum storm totals of 18 inches, according to the National Hurricane Center.

A flood watch was in effect in South Florida until Tuesday.

A storm surge warning was in effect for the Florida Keys from Ocean Reef to the Dry Tortugas, including Florida Bay, while a storm surge watch was in effect for the Florida coast from Bonita Beach to Card Sound Bridge.

A car went into a canal as Tropical Storm Eta dumped heavy rain in parts of Broward County. NBC 6's Ari Odzer reports

In Lauderhill, rescue crews transported one person to Broward Health after the subject drove their vehicle into a canal. Authorities say the person is in critical condition.

Fire-rescue says the car hit the water and drifted 50 yards before sinking. Divers from Plantation fire-rescue searched the canal, fearing that another victim might be in the water, but nothing was found.

Officials with the South Florida Water management District said they had lowered canals, staffed pump stations and control rooms to manage water, adjusted flood protection gates and pumps, prepared to use projects and infrastructure to store excess stormwater and closed navigation locks for public safety.

In Miami-Dade, the county opened two evacuation centers for people who live in mobile homes or low-lying areas.

NBC 6's Carolina Peguero is at the scene in Little Haiti after Tropical Storm Eta caused chaos for one family that was able to make it out of their home alive late Sunday night.

City of Miami officials said portable pumps have been deployed in several locations throughout the city, and crews have been working to eliminate any obstructions in the city's stormwater drainage systems.

In Fort Lauderdale, Mayor Dean Trantalis said they have city trucks pumping water from low lying areas and crews pumping out storm drains. He said they would continue doing so until winds reached 35 mph.

RAW: Footage shows wet weather in Fort Lauderdale from eta.
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