THE shocking effects of Miami’s recent flooding are revealed in new images showing cars floating in 12 inches of water.
First responders deployed flood rescue vehicles to get people to safety after rainstorms battered South Florida Friday night and Saturday.
The Miami Fire Department shared a video Twitter of the event and urged people not to drive or walk through standing water.
“Please stay off the road and do not drive through flooding,” the Public Information Office said after it said it would respond to multiple emergency calls.
Firefighters deployed their six flood vehicles to begin rescue early Saturday morning, the Weather Channel reported.
Storm System Potential Tropical Cyclone One brought about 12 inches of rain to downtown Miami and over 9.5 inches to South Miami.
The system is expected to become Tropical Storm Alex as it moves into the Atlantic and away from Florida.
Officials said Miami residents can call the police department’s non-emergency number to locate a stranded vehicle.
This comes after at least two people died in Cuba on Friday due to flooding and landslides following heavy rains, the AP reported.
The crew of a Carnival cruise ship also rescued a small ship stranded in the open sea near Cuba, Carnival said in a statement.
Sixteen people were taken on board after being located in rough waters the day before the Carnival ship returned to its homeport in Port Canaveral, Fla.
All occupants were later transferred to a Coast Guard cutter.
These storms come a few days after the hurricane season officially begins.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has predicted this season will be “above average” and expects 14 to 21 named storms.
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https://www.the-sun.com/news/5491232/miami-florida-flooding-rain-storms-coastal-hurricane/ Shock images show flooding in Miami and cars floating in up to 12 inches of water as rainstorms batter the city