Residents of South Florida couldn’t enjoy the reopening of restaurants which opened after two months in the wake of Coronavirus pandemic when severe rain for straight three days cause flooding in Miami and other cities.
The residents of Florida received warnings of severe storms and tornadoes since Sunday. Streets were turned into rivers and also causes electricity breakdown.
Images of cars flooded up to their windows have circulated on social media, as well as photos of people kayaking through the streets of Miami. Some people were even surfing, towed along by a rope attached to an SUV.
“This is epic. Never had this much rain in 3 consecutive days in 8 years of living here. 10.58” and counting… will be over a foot easily,” tweeted a hurricane and climatology expert at the University of Miami.
The weekend was almost ruined by the rain and prevented crowds from forming at the recently reopened restaurants and beaches in Broward County, north of Miami, after their opening.
The weather also puts at risk the launch, planned for Wednesday, of a rocket with two astronauts on board from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, in the centre of the state.
According to the National Hurricane Center, the storms have a 30% chance of becoming a tropical cyclone.
Hurricane season officially begins June 1, but this year it was pushed forward by Tropical Storm Arthur, which formed two weeks ago in the Atlantic Ocean and passed by the coast of Florida and the Carolinas.