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Flooding throughout South Florida

Posted by cat5shuttersllc on January 10, 2014

Flooding throughout South FloridaCertain areas received double digits amounts of rain, according to the National Weather Service. in Boynton Beach, 17.72 inches were recorded. “I couldn’t believe it when I woke up,” Boynton Beach resident Mary Weatherford said. “I tried to get to work, everyone around here’s got a day off I guess.”
Weatherford said she was using a kayak to go to the store and get milk.
The flooding had I-95 southbound lanes closed early Friday in Boynton Beach.
Officials were assisting residents who were flooded out of their homes in finding temporary shelter. Crews were also out late Thursday and early Friday helping motorists who became stranded in the flooding.
Footage showed several residents navigating the flood waters in kayaks and canoes.
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Schools in St. Lucie County were also closed as a result of the flooding.
Martin County Fire Rescue officials said a possible tornado in Hobe Sound damaged 30 homes. No injuries were reported, but officials say there were multiple downed power lines.
More rain is expected Friday before the weather clears for the weekend.
The South Florida Water Management District said it was coordinating with local drainage districts and local governments to move water out of low-lying areas. Water managers were expected to provide an update Friday afternoon.

Hopefully by the end of the weekend South Florida will dry up. Stay Safe!

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