South Florida storms cause public offices to close; delays and cancellations at MIA and FLL continue – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

South Florida storms cause public offices to close;  delays and cancellations at MIA and FLL continue – WSVN 7News |  Miami News, Weather, Sports

MIAMI (WSVN) – For the third day in a row, two of the state’s major airports, Miami International Airport (MIA) and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), experienced significant delays of travel due to heavy rain and severe thunderstorms. the region.

On Wednesday, MIA and FLL experienced more than 1,200 air travel disruptions, leading the country to first place in canceled and delayed flights.

Some sunshine appeared Thursday morning, allowing flights to depart and enter South Florida, but widespread showers and flash flooding are still expected throughout the day.

The threat to air travel remains and is expected to continue for the rest of the week.

Travelers are strongly advised to confirm their flights with their airline before traveling to either airport.

MIA authorities say 47 flights were delayed and 187 canceled. The area is currently under flood watch and authorities are stressing the importance of not using flooded roads and constantly checking the status of your flight.

At FLL, airport traffic and delays are a little lighter as planes were seen taking off this morning. Officials say they expect 29 delays, including departures and arrivals, and about 77 cancellations in total.

In addition to the flight disruptions, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava also declared a state of emergency for Broward County and Miami-Dade County.

The city of Miami Beach declared a state of emergency Thursday due to flooding and more rounds of thunderstorms and rain.

Due to inclement weather, Broward County’s 17th Judicial Circuit is closed Thursday and is expected to resume Friday. Shelter hearings and juvenile detention hearings are being conducted via Zoom. The first appearances take place on weekends.

We should get an update on how officials plan to move forward for the rest of the week.

Broward College announced the cancellation of classes and closure of its offices Thursday evening. Normal operations are expected to resume at 8 a.m. Friday.

Heavy downpours and flooding remain a major concern across much of South Florida Thursday evening and Friday. Storm-causing moisture is expected to slowly move out of the area by Friday and could extend into the weekend, with several locations receiving scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Travelers and residents are urged to stay off the water, stay informed of weather updates, and heed all advisories to safely navigate severe weather conditions.

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