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Deadly Flash Flooding Strikes Palm Beach County in Florida

By Chris Dolce
Published: January 10, 2014

Portions of Palm Beach County in Florida were soaked by 12 to 23 inches of rain late Thursday into early Friday, resulting in significant flash flooding and two deaths.

A woman died after her car was submerged Friday morning and a man passed away after drowning in a flooded ditch, both in Delray Beach, according to a WPTV-TV report.

The National Weather Service in Miami says that many roads were closed and water entered homes and businesses. The flooding has forced the closure of Palm Beach County schools Friday.

A section of I-95 in Palm Beach County was also closed at one point Friday morning due to the flooding.

The heaviest rain fell in a corridor from Delray to Hypoluxo. An incredible 22.21 inches of rain was recorded at a Weather Underground weather station near Hypoluxo. Boynton Beach saw an impressive 17.72 inches of rain.

According to The Associated Press, Martin County Fire Rescue officials say a possible tornado in Hobe Sound damaged 30 homes. No injuries were reported, but officials say there were multiple downed power lines.

 


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