Northeast Broward soaked after heavy rains
More rain expected Friday afternoon
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Heavy rain impacted much of northeast Broward County early Thursday evening and left several roadways flooded.
About 4 inches of rain were reported in Coral Springs, Pompano Beach, Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, Boynton Beach and Tamarac.
The same area remained under a flood advisory until 1:30 a.m. Friday.
The strongest winds hit the southern end of Deerfield Beach, near Southwest 10th Street stretching south to Northeast 48th Street near Pompano Beach Highlands.
In Coral Springs, streets and parking lots were flooded following the heavy rain, and some drivers were left with nowhere to go.
"Thunder, lightening, pouring down rain," Rhonda Culligan, Coral Springs resident, said while describing the storm that swept through the area Thursday night.
She said she'd never see anything like it.
Mindy Pierce, who also lives in Coral Springs, agrees.
"It looked like a lake," she said. "You just couldn't see any of the sidewalks or the streets. It looked just all covered with water."
Floods made some roadways almost impossible to drive, such as on Federal Highway in Boca Raton, where several cars where disabled due to the water.
Drivers in Coral Springs had the same problem.
"People were just having to get out of their cars and walk to their homes, and it was a mess," Pierce said.
A friend of Pierce told Local 10 News that she'll likely need a new engine because of water damage.
"She just dropped my daughter off," Pierce said. "She was bringing her home, and then she couldn't get out of the neighborhood."
Meanwhile, emergency auto technicians like Kevin Mullins were out in full force Thursday helping drivers recover their vehicles.
Much of northeast Broward County was under a tornado warning Thursday, but there weren't any confirmed touchdowns.
Parts of South Florida could experience strong storms again Friday afternoon.
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