"South Florida Storm Dumps More Than A Foot Of Rain"

"A fierce storm packing hurricane-force wind gusts dumped more than a foot (30.5 cm) of rain on parts of South Florida on Thursday, flooding homes and streets, downing power lines and trees and leaving tens of thousands of homes and business without power.

The storm, which started on Wednesday, dropped almost 14 inches of rain from Key Largo to Fort Lauderdale while wind gusts topped out at 86 mph (136 kph), the U.S. National Service said on Thursday.

More than 86,000 homes and businesses remained without electricity early on Thursday afternoon across Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, according to the tracking site poweroutage.us, as the storm crawled north.

The number of outages topped out at more than 100,000 late on Wednesday."

Rich Mckay reports for Reuters November 16, 2023.


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Source: Reuters, 11/17/2023