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South Florida residents told to steer clear of ‘life-threatening’ flooding

Florida is dealing with another day of rain and devastating flash flooding despite already reeling from historic rainfall that has left entire neighborhoods underwater.

Six million people remain under a flood watch through Friday evening across southern Florida, including metro areas of Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Fort Myers and Naples.  

Thus far, scattered showers and storms hit southern Florida Friday afternoon, but not as widespread or persistent as the last few days. 

Over 20 inches of rain has fallen in south Florida since Tuesday and an additional two to four inches will be possible through early Saturday. 

There’s a moderate risk for flash flooding across the areas under the flood watch as well, marking the fourth straight day of flood concerns for South Florida. 

The Miami to Fort Lauderdale corridor remains highly vulnerable to flash flooding — it could take only 0.25 inches of rain in just one hour to spark new flooding as the ground is still heavily saturated with little time for water to recede.

Respite, however, is around the corner with rain forecast to subside Saturday through the weekend. 

Over 2 feet of rainfall was recorded over the past 72 hours at Miami-Dade College – North Campus. Over 20 inches of rain was clocked at Miami-Dade College – Hialeah Campus, over 19 inches in the Everglades, over 18 inches at the University of Miami and 13.51 inches at Miami Beach. 

‘It’s a state emergency!’ Dramatic images show severe damage caused by flooding in Florida

Under the governor’s order, local agencies can access “sufficient funds” by “transferring and expending” money from the state’s Emergency Preparedness and Response Fund.

In addition to the severe flash floods, a confirmed tornado touched down in the Hobe Sound and Jupiter Island areas.

Here we take a look at the damage from rainy weather in South Florida and throughout the Sunshine State:

‘Catastrophic flash flooding possible’ with heavy rain falling on still-flooded South Florida

South Florida residents told to steer clear of ‘life-threatening’ flooding

NBC reporter pushes car out of water as severe flooding hits South Florida

The 2024 NBA Finals are currently underway, featuring the Boston Celtics against the Dallas Mavericks. As of now, the Celtics lead the series 3-0. Here’s a quick recap of the games so far:

  1. Game 1: Celtics won with a score of 107-89.
  2. Game 2: Celtics secured a victory with a score of 105-98.
  3. Game 3: The Mavericks put up a fight, but the Celtics emerged victorious with a score of 106-99

Celtics vs. Mavericks NBA Finals Game 4

DALLAS – Boston Celtics center Kristaps Porzingis will be available for Game 4 of the NBA Finals with a torn medial retinaculum allowing dislocation of the posterior tibialis tendon in his left leg.


However, Celtics coach Joe Mazzulla said Porzingis is “not quite there” but may use him in “specific instances if necessary.

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He sustained the injury in Game 2 in Boston and also missed Game 3 in Dallas.

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Porzingis missed 10 consecutive playoff games from the end of the first round through the Eastern Conference finals and returned in Game 1 against Dallas scoring 20 points, including 11 in the first quarter, and grabbing six rebounds.

The Celtics look to secure their 18th championship Friday, facing the Dallas Mavericks with a 3-0 lead.

A win Friday night in Dallas would break Boston’s tie with the Los Angeles Lakers for most titles in NBA history.

Jaylen Brown has been the Celtics’ leading scorer, averaging 24.3 points in these Finals. Mavericks star Luka Doncic is averaging 29.7 points in three games but fouled out of Dallas’ Game 3 loss that put the team on the brink of elimination.

  1. Luka Dončić (Dallas Mavericks): The young Slovenian sensation has been leading the charge for the Mavericks. His scoring ability, court vision, and clutch performances have been crucial.
  2. Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics): Tatum’s scoring versatility and defensive prowess have been pivotal for the Celtics. He’s a go-to option in crunch time.
  3. Kristaps Porziņģis (Dallas Mavericks): The Latvian big man has been a force inside and outside. His size and shooting touch create matchup problems.
  4. Jaylen Brown (Boston Celtics): Brown’s athleticism, scoring, and defensive intensity have been key for the Celtics. He’s a two-way threat.
  5. Kemba Walker (Boston Celtics): Walker’s leadership and playmaking have been vital. His experience in big games matters.
  6. Tim Hardaway Jr. (Dallas Mavericks): Hardaway’s three-point shooting and energy off the bench have impacted the series.

Remember, these players are just a snapshot of the talent on display. The Finals are full of surprises, and role players can step up at any moment! 🏀🔥

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