Nearly 400 flights at Miami International Airport were affected by heavy rain and flooding

Nearly 400 flights at Miami International Airport were affected by heavy rain and flooding
Nearly 400 flights at Miami International Airport were affected by heavy rain and flooding

Almost 400 flights at Miami International Airport were affected by heavy rains and flooding (PHOTO: OPY MORALES)

The county of Miami-Dade is under the impact of strong thunderstorms, which has caused significant disruptions to the Miami International Airport (MIA).

According to information from the chain Telemundo 51until 4:50 pm this Wednesday, 221 flights have been canceled and others 165 flights have suffered delays, thus affecting 53% of the total flights scheduled for the day.

Authorities urge passengers to check the status of their flights with airlines before heading to the airport. This call seeks to avoid further congestion and exposure to adverse weather conditions both at the airport and in its surroundings.

Additionally, a flood alert for all southern counties Florida, due to the intensity of the rains. Local authorities, including county emergency responders Miami-Dadeare constantly monitoring the situation and preparing responses to possible floods.

Likewise, the population is advised to move towards the Miami International Airport to avoid driving through flood-prone areas. Authorities stress the importance of taking precautions and driving carefully during heavy rain to ensure safety on the roads.

Rains Miami floods (CREDIT: Telemundo 51 Miami)

South Florida faces torrential rains that will last until Saturday and that have caused floods, tornadoes, highway closures, suspension of classes and cancellations of nearly 300 flights, especially the airport in Fort Lauderdalewithout causing any victims so far.

The threat of more rainfall, which has reached up to 1.2 meters in some sectors, is combined with the possibility of the development of a Tropical depression in the west of Gulf of Mexico next week, which if it occurs will also affect Texas and other states, according to meteorological authorities.

The rains have mainly affected the counties of Miami-Dade and Browardin southeast Florida.

In these counties several universities have announced the closure of classes.

Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, declared on Wednesday night a local state of emergency, with immediate effect, in response to inclement weather.

“As our departments work to keep residents and businesses safe, this is a necessary step to protect the health, safety and well-being of our entire community,” the mayor said on the X social media account.

Rains Miami floods

Local television stations in both affected counties have shown scenes of cars stranded in water, frustrated travelers at airports and fallen trees, including streets in the tourist area. Miami Beachwhich despite the elevation of several of its streets is still the epicenter of flooding.

The flooding of a house in north Miami, where the water reached 1.20 meters, led firefighters to rescue its residents.

Likewise, some sections of the interstate 95 in Broward and Miami-Dade they had to be temporarily closed.

A possible tornado downed trees in Hobe Sound, cutting off Jupiter Island.

Florida’s southeast coast has also been affected since Tuesday with flooding in Sarasota.

(With information from EFE)

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