Sawgrass Mills had to shut down in Sunrise
While we await signs of the sun’s existence, dreary South Florida continues to get hammered with rain and, in many parts, extreme flooding.
Rain records were broken across many areas, per the National Weather Service.
Fort Lauderdale recorded 4.78 inches of rainfall 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 Weston recorded up to 18 inches of water in some streets, per the Herald. And it got so bad in Sunrise, Sawgrass Mills had to close on Wednesday…
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Making it tough to distinguish canals from roads.
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Garages are lakes.
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Plantation was among the hardest hit areas.
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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.