With the arrival of April comes spring showers.
A flood watch is in effect across parts of Miami-Dade and Broward as heavy rains descend on South Florida, leaving streets impassible and drivers’ cars submerged.
According to the National Weather Service (NWS), “Previous rainfall combined with current and additional heavy rainfall could result in flooding across these urban areas.”
The flood watch has been issued from Deerfield Beach down to Florida City, until at least 8 p.m. Wednesday.
City of Miami officials are pumping out waters at locations in Mary Brickell Village, Edgewater, Morningside, and more.
And the Miami-Dade County Water and Sewer Department (WASD) is installing temporary dams around pump stations in vulnerable areas and preparing vacuum trucks to deploy as needed, according to a press release issued last night.
The downpour is expected to continue for the next couple of days, with weather conditions likely to improve slightly on Thursday and then going into the weekend with the driest days.
Stay safe out there Miami, and as always, check out all the latest weather updates and advisories on the NWS Miami-South Florida website. And for flood safety tips if you’re a Dade County resident, click here. For Broward residents, flood zone maps can be found here.