New flood maps would require thousands in Broward County to buy insurance
The Federal Emergency Management Agency released maps that enlarge flood zones in Broward County, especially in the south, using new data on hurricanes, sea level, land elevation and storm surge. The largest number of properties added to flood zones would be in Miramar, Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines and Pompano Beach.sun-sentinel.com
Michigan governor declares state of emergency over "extraordinary flooding"
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) declared a state of emergency Saturday over what she called "extraordinary flooding," which caused power outages, sewer backups and left dozens of drivers stranded.Driving the news: Flood watches were in place through Sunday, after up to 7 inches of rain fell in some parts of the state over the past few days, per the National Weather Service. Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeThe big picture: More than 47news.yahoo.com
Heavy rain brings another flood threat to South Florida
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Rounds of heavy downpours are ongoing across South Florida on Thursday. The rain is falling on already saturated ground, with some places in Broward County measuring more than five inches of rain since Wednesday morning. As the storm moves from the Yucatan Peninsula to the northern Gulf of Mexico coastline, it will drag a swath of heavy rain far to its east. There is still some uncertainty as to how far east this heavy rain zone will get, whether it will reach South Florida or stay in the Gulf. Tropical moisture pulled north from Cristobal will extend far east from the center of the storm.
Steady downpours bring costly flooding across South Florida
Hialeah Fire Rescue said several people had to be pulled to safety after being trapped inside their vehicles. No serious injuries reported but Tuesday's flooding no doubt will be costly for many, not to mention the clean up ahead in many of those Hialeah neighborhoods, once the water recedes. In North Miami, Ashley Reyes showed Local 10 News the water that crept inside her home during Tuesday's downpour. Outside, it looked like a lake had consumed her block on Northeast 143rd Street, near 11th Avenue, in North Miami. Pounding rain created major flooding problems in other parts of North Miami, as swollen canals pushed water out through drains and inundated streets in El Portal.
Heavy rains leave residents to navigate Memorial Day floods
Edgewater resident Opal Lords looked on as the water rose outside along Northeast 23rd Street near Fourth Avenue. The street had flooding due to heavy rains, leaving cars sitting in several inches of water. “You know, ah, one gentleman started his Mercedes (and it) took another guy (to help),” Letki said. “We pushed him out.”In Brickell, residents said they hadn’t seen flooding this bad since Hurricane Irma in 2017. The water level was high on Brickell Avenue, with one driver needing help to move his car.
Mother’s Day washout with significant rainfall for parts of South Florida
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – The wet Mother’s Day many were fearing arrived, in full-force. Sunday saw rainfall in parts of the Florida Keys surpass three inches, and it came with Flood Advisories. More rain will spread across the area tonight, with again the highest amounts likely for the Keys. While the rain made a washout for Mother’s Day, the area is in desperate need of it. Severe drought has spread from the Everglades into Miami-Dade County with no rainfall reported until this recent storm system.
Mother’s Day washout comes with flood threat in areas of South Florida
This Mother’s Day weekend will start out nicely. A stationary front will sit over South Florida, sparking widespread steady rain Sunday. Here's a 40 second update with a timeline of the weekend flooding threat across South Florida. areas that receive close to 6 inches of rain, flooding will be possible. After the ground becomes saturated, another flooding threat could develop.
At least five killed as flooding continues in South
Days of torrential rainfall have triggered flooding in the lower Mississippi Valley. Some rivers are expected to crest Saturday, adding to the trouble. At least three weather-related deaths have been reported and hundreds of rescues have taken place. David Begnaud reports from Bossier City, Louisiana.cbsnews.com