The city of Fort Lauderdale, in the southern state of Florida, has declared a state of emergency due to the risk of flooding caused by heavy rainfall in the region. In the city, where heavy rain was effective, some schools and official buildings were closed.
“Please stay away from the roads. There are several main roads with faulty cars and tow trucks continue to remove them to improve traffic flow,” the city government said in a statement. statements were included.
“This is a life threatening situation”
While Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport officials announced on Twitter that flights were canceled due to the strong winds that continued to affect the south of the state, passengers had to spend the night at the airport.
The National Weather Service (NWS), which shared weather reports, also urged residents to seek shelter in higher elevations, saying, “This is a life-threatening situation.” warned.
NWS shared the information that the heavy rain that started yesterday is still effective today, can cause new flood disasters and strong winds can turn into individual tornadoes.