IN PICTURES: 255+ mm of rain, flooding: Florida hit hard

Editorial department

Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. – A tropical system has created chaos on the south coast of Florida. Floods are caused by heavy rains and victims are to be deplored.

The feet in water

Since Friday, tropical storm warnings have been issued for southeastern Mexico, Cuba and Florida. Heavy rains hit the Cuban capital and several provinces. Three people have died, thousands of residents are without electricity and numerous housing collapses have been recorded. According to CatNatwestern Cuba must have received a total of 150 to 250 mm and up to 355 mm in places.

Tropical rains create chaos in Florida

Early this Saturday morning, flooding swamped streets and cars in Miami. In 72 hours, 255 mm of rain fell there, and 245 mm on the Fort Lauderdale side. Up to 300 mm were even expected for certain sectors. The June normal is 267 mm. Miami therefore received almost a month of rain with this system. The inhabitants had water up to their waists. Consequences of this tropical rainstorm: flights are canceled and many delays are to be expected.

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A first tropical storm in the Atlantic?

On the anticipated track, the system should then cross the southwest Atlantic, northwest of the Bahamas on Saturday evening and Sunday. The system is expected to become a tropical storm by tomorrow morning. It will be necessary to monitor the formation of Alex, the very first storm of the year in the Atlantic basin. This disruption would kick off a particularly active hurricane season, according to forecasts from the NOAA.

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