State of emergency declared in Fort Lauderdale as heavy rain drenches Florida

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South Florida was hit by a slow-moving storm on Wednesday, resulting in over two feet of rainfall in Fort Lauderdale.

The heavy downpour caused major roadways to flood, prompting a flash flood emergency and necessitating a state of emergency to be declared on Thursday, Accuweather reported.

Even after a day, numerous roadways in the region remained inundated, and the city’s airport was still shut down.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood emergency for Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, and Dania Beach late Wednesday evening.

Earlier in the day, a flash flood warning was in effect throughout Broward County.

As of Thursday morning, Miami-Dade County and Broward County were still under a flood watch that was slated to conclude at 8 p.m. on Thursday.

On Thursday, the Fort Lauderdale authorities declared a state of emergency due to the flash flooding.

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