Heavy rains, flooding in South Florida

  • Jonathan Fernandez gets a kiss from Amy Ruiz as he walks Ruiz back to her office after a rainy day lunch break in Coral Gables on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Benjy Sherman, 5, runs through the water in her rain boots on flooded Waverly Road in Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. Out for a walk with her mother, Benjy took advantage of the break in the rain to get some outdoor play time. CHARLES TRAINOR JR / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • An emergency vehicle plows through standing water westbound on the Gratigny expressway at Northwest 34th Avenue as commuters sit in traffic in the eastbound lanes on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Wet roads in Miami has the Gratigny Expressway at Northwest 33rd Avenue flooded on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Heavy rains in Miami flood the Gratigny Expressway at Northwest 33rd Avenue on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Heavy rains in Miami flood the Gratigny Expressway at Northwest 33rd Avenue on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Drivers navigate flooded roads on Northwest 36th Street in Miami on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • South Florida gets soaked with flooding on Northwest 36th Street in Miami as a man decides whether to cross the street on his bike. He turned around. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Drivers navigate flooded roads on Northwest 36th Street in Miami on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A man makes his way westbound on 36th Street on his bicycle in Miami on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A dog walks through the water on Northwest 36th Street in Miami on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • The city of Doral passed out bags of sand at the JC Bermudez park on 3000 NW 87th Ave. due to flooding. ALEX M. SANCHEZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A car splashes through a flooded road in Oakland Park on Northeast 6th Avenue north of 38th Street on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. JOE RIMKUS JR. / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Drivers ignore signs that warn of flooded roads on Northeast 6th Avenue in Oakland Park on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. JOE RIMKUS JR. / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A bicyclist rides in the rain in Oakland Park on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. JOE RIMKUS JR. / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A Corvette negotiates a flooded Northeast 10th Avenue at 40th Street in Oakland Park on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. JOE RIMKUS JR. / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Broward County Public works trucks vacuum up water on Northeast 6th Avenue north of 44th Street after flooding in Oakland Park on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. JOE RIMKUS JR. / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Three girls from Marseille, France, here on vacation got caught in the rain Wednesday, on South Beach, 8th Street & Michigan Ave., from the left they are, Marine Hennion, Virginie Mounier, and Johanna Guidotti. They are waiting for a friend to pick them up and ran for cover under the overhang. The heavy rains cause some flooding on South Beach, July 17, 2013. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A woman walks in the rain in Sunrise on Weston Road on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. JOE RIMKUS JR. / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Harvey and Nancy Zumba, vacationing from New York City, stop at Hollywood Beach to snap a photo. The winds kicked up the waves and heavy rains cause some flooding Wednesday, July 17, 2013. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF