MIAMI (WSVN) – Flooding has occurred in certain areas of Miami-Dade County even on regular rainy days. Some areas are expected to flood again after a possible tropical storm hits this weekend.
South Florida may be known for its beautiful tropical weather, but when summer comes, so does hurricane season. With large amounts of rain expected, it is not the first time that areas in Miami-Dade have seen flooding in the streets.
Images and videos from recent years show cars driving through flooded streets, turning and being dragged into deep water. When the rain comes, many jammed cars tend to follow.
For example, there was severe flooding during the construction of Interstate 395 and the Arsht Center. People could be seen running away from their cars in knee-deep water.
Another nasty day came back in 2021 where 23rd Street got the worst of it with heavy rain east of Biscayne Boulevard along with power outages in places.
As the predicted active hurricane season and possible storm named South Florida approaches, the potential for flooding and getting wet is high.
Even earlier in the year, Brickell got a glimpse of what’s possible this season.
“Water is splashing against the door of the 7-Eleven,” Andrew Hagen said in a video.
It happened on January 11, in the low-lying area of Southwest Ninth Street in Brickell Plaza.
On Thursday, Broward County got its share of flooding, a projection of what is expected to happen Friday and Saturday.
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