Heavy rains sweep Broward, Miami-Dade Counties



Heavy rains swept across Broward and Miami-Dade Counties Saturday afternoon and evening, flooding low-lying areas and delaying flights at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport for up to three hours.

The National Weather Service in Miami issued an urban flood advisory for areas of eastern Broward County. It will remain in effect until 9 p.m.

The areas affected are: Tamarac, Sunrise, Pompano Beach, Plantation, Pembroke Pines, Miramar, Hollywood, Hallandale, Fort Lauderdale and Davie.

Heavy rain and wind led Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to suspend all inbound and outbound flights from about 6-6:45 p.m.

Weather-related delays held up several dozen flights for up to three hours, said Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport spokesman Greg Meyer.


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