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Flash flood warning issued for parts of Miami-Dade

How rotten is the weather today?

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for the Richmond Heights area of South Miami-Dade just after 3:15 p.m. and it’s in effect for two hours to 5:16 p.m.

Not just a flood warning, but a flash flood.

According to the National Weather Service in Miami, “a flash flood is a sudden violent flood that can take from minutes to hours to develop.”

A flash flood can even occur in an area that isn’t even getting any rain — although that is not the case in South Florida these days.

“A flash flood warning is issued when a flash flood is imminent or occurring.”

The weather service suggests seeking high ground.

A strong cluster of thunderstorms is currently moving across Miami-Dade, southern Broward, mainland Monroe, and eastern Collier counties, moving northeast at 20 mph, the weather service said.

Winds at 45 mph and more are possible.

Areas affected include: Miami, Hialeah, Pembroke Pines, Miramar, Davie, Miami Beach, Homestead, Coral Gables, Key Biscayne, South Miami, Surfside, Homestead General Airport, Miami Gardens, Virginia Key, Homestead Miami Speedway, Black Point, The Redland, Kendall, Weston and North Miami.

Miami Herald Real Time/Breaking News reporter Howard Cohen, a 2017 Media Excellence Awards winner, has covered pop music, theater, health and fitness, obituaries, municipal government and general assignment. He started his career in the Features department at the Miami Herald in 1991.
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