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Mon Nov 9, 2020, 10:54 AM

Already flooded, South Florida feeling wrath of Eta

(ABC News) Tropical Storm Eta is posing serious threat to South Florida, where torrential rains are falling on already saturated areas and the water has no place to go .

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -Torrential rain from Tropical Storm Eta caused dangerous flooding across Florida's most densely populated urban areas on Monday after it made landfall in the Florida Keys. Cars were stranded and entire neighborhoods were swamped as flash floods rose in areas where the water had no place to drain.

The system’s wide reach and heavy rains posed a serious threat across South Florida, an area already drenched from more than 14 inches (350 millimeters) of rain last month. Eta could dump an additional 6 to 12 inches (150 to 300 millimeters), forecasters said. “In some areas, the water isn’t pumping out as fast as it’s coming in,” warned Miami Dade Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz. Eta’s center hit land late Sunday as it blew over Lower Matecumbe, in the middle of the chain of small islands that form the Florida Keys. It was moving into the Gulf of Mexico early Monday near where the Everglades meet the sea, with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph (100 kph). It was centered south of Naples, moving west-northwest at 13 mph (20 kph).

Forecasters said it could re-intensify into a minimal hurricane as it slowly moves up the southwest Gulf Coast, centered just far enough offshore to maintain its strength while dumping vast amounts of water across the lower third of the Florida peninsula.

Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis called it a 100-year rain event, drenching already saturated streets. City officials dispatched some 24 tanker trucks with giant vacuums to soak up water from the past few weeks, but many were being pulled off the roads as conditions worsened overnight.

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Reply Already flooded, South Florida feeling wrath of Eta (Original post)
FM123 Nov 2020 OP
Clearly fogged in Nov 2020 #1
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Clearly fogged in Nov 2020 #3
snowybirdie Nov 2020 #4
Clearly fogged in Nov 2020 #5
Mazeltov Cocktail Nov 2020 #6

Response to FM123 (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 11:12 AM

1. OMG - another 100 year, rain event this time

This storm is a strange one, so it's a 100 year something. Rain event it is. Curious as to where the Everglades meet the sea though. Other than that it started Friday afternoon in this area, now it's a steady solid rain, good run off. This is collier near ave Maria.

Anyone?

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Response to Clearly fogged in (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 11:18 AM

2. Our rain has finally stopped (out in West Broward County)

but roads are flooded in parts of our neighborhood - not safe to drive out in the streets, Still, it is not as bad for us as those out east.
Stay safe everyone!

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Response to FM123 (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 11:23 AM

3. and dry. safe and dry.

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Response to Clearly fogged in (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 11:39 AM

4. No real flooding

Just some standing ground water. No wind at all near I75 and Davis

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Response to snowybirdie (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 11:54 AM

5. Yeah, that area is pretty good

Irma's winds wreaked havoc near the overpass. Were you okay?

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 04:08 PM

6. God's wrath for something or another 😷

It's raining here, going on two days, no flooding but it is 86 degrees in November so there's that...

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