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State Of Emergency As More Than 25 Inches Of Rain Slam South Florida

FLORIDA – Over 2 feet of torrential rain is flooding South Florida, forcing evacuations, canceling flights, and shutting down roads.

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FLORIDA – Over 2 feet of torrential rain is flooding South Florida, forcing evacuations, canceling flights, and shutting down roads.

Rain totals have hit 25 inches in collier county, 20 inches in North Miami, and 19 inches in Hollywood.

In Fort Lauderdale, Mayor Dean Trantalis says high-water vehicles are deployed and the Florida fish and wildlife commission is sending boats and buggies.

Residents are urged to stay off the roads.

Flood warnings continue from Miami to Fort Lauderdale, with 4 to 8 more inches of rain expected.

Flood watches are in effect until Thursday evening for Fort Myers, Naples, and Sarasota, and until Friday evening from Miami to West Palm Beach.

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