Flooding rain hit components of South Florida on Saturday as a storm moved throughout the state, the Nationwide Hurricane Middle mentioned.
A possible tropical cyclone introduced “appreciable flash and concrete flooding,” the middle mentioned in a tweet. Flash flooding can also be anticipated throughout the Florida Keys and the northwestern Bahamas.
Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava and Miami-Dade County Emergency Administration urged drivers to keep away from flooded roads.
“Be careful for water of an unknown depth — it solely takes 6 inches of flowing water to knock over an individual,” the company mentioned in a tweet. “For those who can’t see the highway: #TurnAroundDontDrown! #StormReadySoFla.”
As of about 11 p.m. Saturday, the storm was centered about 145 miles east-northeast of Fort Pierce, Florida. Most sustained winds had been clocked close to 45 mph with greater gusts.
A tropical storm watch was in impact for Bermuda.
The storm is anticipated to succeed in tropical storm energy off Florida’s east coast by Saturday night time and to strengthen via Monday because it strikes away from Florida and into the Atlantic Ocean.
The storm killed three individuals in Cuba, broken dozens of houses in Havana and reduce off electrical energy in some areas, in line with authorities.
The Related Press contributed.