In pictures: Over 255mm of rain and flooding: Florida hit hard

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Saturday, June 4, 2022 6:30 p.m. – A tropical system has created chaos on the south coast of Florida. The floods caused torrential rains, and the victims should be denounced.

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Since Friday, tropical storm warnings have been issued for southeastern Mexico, Cuba and Florida. Heavy rains hit the Cuban capital and a number of provinces. Three people were killed, thousands of residents were without electricity, and many collapses of housing were recorded. According to CatNat, western Cuba should have received a total of 150 to 250 mm of rain and as much as 355 mm in some places.

Tropical rain is creating chaos in Florida.

Early on Saturday morning, water flooded streets and cars in Miami. 255 mm of rain fell in 72 hours and 245 mm fell on the Fort Lauderdale side. Up to 300 mm is planned for certain sectors. The normal for June is 267 mm. So Miami received nearly a month of rain with this system. The inhabitants had water up to their waists. Consequences of this tropical rainstorm: Flights have been canceled and many delays are expected.

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The first tropical storm in the Atlantic?

On the forecast path, the system should then cross the southwest Atlantic, northwest the Bahamas on Saturday and Sunday evenings. The system is expected to become a tropical storm by tomorrow morning. It will be necessary to monitor the formation of Alex, the first storm of the year in the Atlantic basin. The disruption will trigger a particularly active hurricane season, according to forecasts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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