Flash flood warning in effect: South Floridians deal with rainfall, tornado, dangerous roads

MIAMI – A flash flood warning remains in effect in Miami-Dade County until early Tuesday morning. Rainfall during Memorial Day created hazards for drivers and damaged cars. There was also a tornado reported in the Redlands.

Streets flooded on Monday afternoon in streets in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. A few drivers were stuck in the water in areas of Aventura. Pedestrians braved flooded streets in areas of Miami Beach. Alton Road in South Beach wasn’t safe.

In Miami, Brickell Avenue in the Financial District looked like a canal. In Edgewater, several parked cars were damaged.

A man whose home is located on Moffit Street, east of U.S. 1, said the flooding was so bad that wake water was being pushed into his neighbor’s home by trucks traveling down the street.

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Flooding on Moffit Street in Hollywood.

In Hallandale Beach, one family told Local 10 News reporter Saira Anwer that they woke up to find their ceiling crumbling in a bedroom.

“All I saw was, like, pieces of the ceiling all over the floor and the bed, and just hanging and stuff,” Sanecia Brown said.

Brown said her younger sister was sleeping in the bedroom when the roof collapsed after heavy rain overnight.

Thankfully, no one was seriously injured.

Another partial roof collapse was reported just a half-mile away in Hollywood.

An elderly woman who owns the home said she has been trying to repair the already damaged roof for over a month.

The heavy rainfall for several days has caused scary situations in homes and roadways, as some traffic lanes have been flooded.

Miramar Parkway was flooded Monday morning. (WPLG)

Authorities responded to the scene of a car crash Monday morning on Miramar Parkway, where the weather was likely a contributing factor in the collision. Crews redirected traffic around the impacted area as water continued to gush through the street.

The National Weather Service warns that excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of canals and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses, as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots.

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A weak EF-0 tornado touched down around 1:30 a.m. east of Krome Avenue, the National Weather Service confirmed.

The tornado very quickly moved into the Everglades.

The majority of the damage was limited to trees and fencing.

Widespread rain has continued to fall Monday and is causing major issues for South Florida.

About the Authors:

Liane Morejon is an Emmy-winning reporter who joined the Local 10 News family in January 2010. Born and raised in Coral Gables, Liane has a unique perspective on covering news in her own backyard.

Janine Stanwood joined Local 10 News in February 2004 as an assignment editor. She is now a general assignment reporter. Before moving to South Florida from her Washington home, Janine was the senior legislative correspondent for a United States senator on Capitol Hill.