Ft. Lauderdale Hammered with 1 in 1,000 Year Flash Flooding Event
Ft. Lauderdale is experiencing a flooding event that no one has seen in this lifetime. What has been described as a 1 in 1,000 year flash flooding event, some parts of Florida are seeing upwards of 2 feet of rain.
The National Weather Service summary of what's happening in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida is daunting. The airport is flooded. One truck was spotted driving down the tarmac and one man was seen swimming down a street.
This was the sight out of a Ft. Lauderdale, Florida law office as one man swam his way across.
The National Weather Service is reporting that some parts of Ft. Lauderdale experienced 25 inches of rain in a remarkable 6 hour period. The rain has not completely ended either. As of this writing, there are more forecasts for rain extending into Thursday night. The Ft. Lauderdale airport remains closed due to the ongoing flood conditions.