Thousands Without Power, Schools Closed"

Severe Weather

South Florida has been hit by violent rain and winds, causing power outages and school closures.

 Flood Warnings

Overnight flash flood warnings have expired, but moderate rainfall is forecast throughout the day, especially along the East Coast.

High Wind Alerts

Millions of flood watches have expired, but 1.5 million in eastern Florida remain. High wind advisories with 60-mph gusts increase risks.

Power Outages

Over 125,000 homes and businesses in Florida are without power as of 7 a.m. Thursday, with Miami-Dade County most hit.

 Drainage Issues

Even when the greatest rainfall goes off the southeastern coast, saturated soil makes drainage difficult, especially in coastal locations owing to high tide.

Record Rainfall

 The 1-in-1,000-year rain event in Fort Lauderdale on April 12, 2023, caused record rainfall and major inconveniences.


Southeast Florida could receive 10 inches of rain in 48 hours in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and the Florida Keys.

Flashback to April 12

Recalling April 12, when tremendous rains caused flash floods, school closures, and other disruptions in Fort Lauderdale.

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