Rain Water Damage South Florida
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Into every life, a little rain must fall. Or in the case of South Florida residents right now, A LOT of rain. Record-breaking waves of rainfall drenched South Florida this morning as flooded neighborhoods kept people in their homes and slowed traffic during the early commute. That was after a very rainy weekend and start to the week. So far, it looks like June doesn’t realize this is the sunshine state, and many property owners could be experiencing rain water damage South Florida.
The National Weather Service issued a flood watch for Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, Collier and Hendry counties until 8 p.m. today (Wednesday). A flood warning also was in effect this morning for northeastern Broward, and a flood advisory was issued until the afternoon for Miami-Dade.
Rainfall totals in several areas broke records, according to the National Weather Service, and rain is expected to continue. Fort Lauderdale broke its past record of just under 2 inches of rain with 4.78 inches of rainfall Tuesday, and West Palm Beach sailed past a 3-inch record set in 1904 with 4.18 inches of rainfall. Miami nearly tied its prior record for rainfall on Tuesday, coming in just shy of the 2.16 inch record set in 1964.
According to ABC News and officials at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, all that rain resulted in 298 flight delays and 11 cancellations on Tuesday. Miami International had 37 delays and five cancellations. In addition, the Sawgrass Mills Mall was closed today due to flooding. The weather service reported that as of 9 a.m., 10.23 inches (26 centimeters) of rain had fallen over the previous 48 hours in Sunrise, where the mall is located.
We, at Joe Taylor Restoration, can’t help with a delayed flight, unfortunately. But we can help if you are one of the property owners currently faced with rain water damage South Florida. If the deluge of rain has begun to leak through your roof, you have water coming in your front door, or water’s invading in some other manner, contact us immediately. We are well staffed, geared up, and ready to help with your water emergency.