While we await signs of the sun’s existence, dreary South Florida continues to get hammered with rain and, in many areas, extreme flooding.
Rainfall records were crushed in several cities, reports the National Weather Service.
Fort Lauderdale recorded 4.78 inches of rain on Tuesday, shattering a previous record of two inches in 1926, while West Palm Beach broke a three-inch record set in 1904, with just under 4.2 inches. It wasn’t quite as severe in Miami, where Tuesday rainfall was 2.15 inches, nearly tying a 2.16-inch record from 1964.
Parts of Broward registered an astounding 12-plus inches of rain over the last 48 hours.
6/7: Plenty of rain across South Florida the past 48-hours. Here is a map of some of the rainfall totals. How much rain did you get? #FLwx pic.twitter.com/6PW3UeNhCl— NWS Miami (@NWSMiami) June 7, 2017
And it got so bad in Sunrise, Sawgrass Mills had to close on Wednesday...
We reported on flooding in the Sawgrass Mills parking lot yesterday. @SunrisePoliceFL have announced the mall is closed today because of it. pic.twitter.com/4tiAITe2H3— Ari Odzer (@ariodzernbc6) June 7, 2017
Making it tough to distinguish canals from roads.
Garages are lakes.
@wsvn Water covering entire street at Mary Brickell Village pic.twitter.com/pVPkWmQkAQ— EmpressK (@EmpressK0304) June 7, 2017
Couple pictures of street flooding from a friend (R. Amezquita) in the Shenandoah & Vista Filare neighborhoods of Davie. #Broward @NWSMiami pic.twitter.com/PTJPyCA5DT— Daniel Brown (@DBrownie23) June 7, 2017
More of the flooding in Davie this morning. @wsvn pic.twitter.com/LZSAhRleEl— Andrew Scheinthal (@AScheinthalWSVN) June 7, 2017
Almost 10" in coral.springs! @WPLGLocal10 @wsvn @CBSMiami @nbc6 pic.twitter.com/Xr6422ZBMl— Cinderella (@realCindyLevine) June 7, 2017
@JohnMoralesNBC6 in Weston pic.twitter.com/IAYtQ4dcc2— V (@ValeeRo) June 7, 2017
Plantation was among the hardest hit areas.
Fish are even swimming over grass in Coconut Creek.
Massive fish swimming under the no fishing sign! pic.twitter.com/Blv4SVawu7— Adam Beasley (@AdamHBeasley) June 6, 2017
Stay safe—and dry—out there as the heavy rain is expected to continue.
Additional rainfall forecast by @NWSMiami between today and Friday. This on top of 6 to 10 inches in west & north Broward and into PalmBeach pic.twitter.com/3dvKpNXKjK— John Morales (@JohnMoralesNBC6) June 7, 2017