Broward County

Flood advisory canceled for western Broward County

The rain just won’t go away, but it may be getting a little better.

The National Weather Service canceled a flood advisory for parts of western Broward County it issued this morning, following strong storms that lashed the region all week. The advisory was supposed to last until 12:45 p.m. but was canceled early as heavy rains ended and the weather agency said flooding was “no longer expected to pose a threat.”

The area flagged by the advisory included the beleaguered Sawgrass Mills mall in Sunrise, which finally reopened its doors Saturday after three days of closure due to heavy flooding in the parking lots.

Fifteen inches of rain fell on the massive outlet mall starting Tuesday night, flooding the lots outside and forcing the shopping complex to shut down. The mall had to wait the remainder of the week for its lots to drain, and finally welcomed shoppers back this weekend.