Due to an Unprecedented Storm, Fort Lauderdale is Experiencing 25 inches of Rain


Lorelai Parker

Fort Lauderdale’s airport is flooded with more than two feet of water in South Florida city. After flooded roads, swamping cars and stranding trees the airport is shut down for the second day.

After another round of rainfall, roads that were once clear are now flooded. The National Weather Service says this added an extra two to three inches of rain. No deaths have been reported after 900 hundred calls to the city’s fire department, with 600 people being taken into shelters.

The airport will be shut down until 9 a.m. Friday to restore runway functions and to do inspections. By 9 a.m. Thursday parts of the city saw up to 25.91 inches and rainfall with other areas being around 18 to 17 inches of rain.