DEVELOPING STORY: More than a foot of rainfall has flooded most of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Hundreds of motorists are stranded across the city and the international airport has been shut down. Several runways are underwater.
“This is a PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION,” the NWS warned. “Move to higher ground now! This is an extremely dangerous and life-threatening situation. Do not attempt to travel unless you are fleeing an area subject to flooding or under an evacuation order.”
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Fort Lauderdale Airport (pics from a friend of a friend) @NWSMiami pic.twitter.com/qnqGHs0EWh— Brooke Silverang (@WPBF_BROOKE) April 13, 2023
So much rain in fowntown Fort Lauderdale. We got a swimmer at rush hour on Broward Boulevard @wsvn @nbc6 @SunSentinel @WPLGLocal10 @Susannah_Bryan pic.twitter.com/RXg67i3yrt— Adam Horowitz (@AHorowitzLaw) April 12, 2023
Buckets and buckets of rain fell in Fort Lauderdale in such a short amount of time today that flash flooding happened all across the city. Just look at how insane the #flooding was. #FLwx pic.twitter.com/LGR0bUuPx3— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) April 13, 2023
Severe storms across Miami & Broward counties have caused streets,homes, & businesses to flood. Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport say it is closed until further notice to flights & roadway traffic due to the ongoing heavy rainfall. pic.twitter.com/w7FPspGd1x— WIL [ i.am. Mr. Wilson] SON (@WILSONEWS2023) April 12, 2023
#NEW: Multiple cars stalled and stranded near intersection of SW 17th Street and SW 1st Avenue in Fort Lauderdale.@nbc6 #FtLauderdale #Florida #Flooding pic.twitter.com/MEK7o0fh6b— Ryan Nelson (@RyanNelsonTV) April 13, 2023
Cars are floating down the road. Fort Lauderdale airport is closed – the runways are under water. All the roads going to the airport are closed. Rebook your flights. Don’t go to the airport! pic.twitter.com/2pBZfKs1iu— Kristi – Travel Blog (@TravelLoveFash) April 12, 2023