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Storms in Florida leave southern cities underwater

A strong storm with hurricane-force wind gusts dumped more than 30.5 cm of rain in parts of south Florida this Thursday (16).

The water flooded houses and flooded streets. Falling trees caused power outages in the region.

“In the 20 years I’ve been in Miami, this is the first time I’ve seen a situation like this… if it was a stronger storm, there wouldn’t be anyone left,” said a resident of the Hileah neighborhood.

On Wednesday (15), when the storm began, more than 35 centimeters of rain were recorded in the region that runs from Key Largo to Fort Lauderdale, a strip of around 150 kilometers. According to the National Weather Service, on Thursday, the wind reached 136 kilometers per hour.

More than 86,000 homes and businesses remained without power as of early Thursday afternoon in the Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach regions, according to the tracking website poweroutage.us. On Wednesday, the number of places without power exceeded 100 thousand.

The storm is now moving north.

Source: CNN Brasil

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