Gov. Rick Scott is advising Sens. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla., that action is needed to ward off “the potential impact to Florida’s economy” of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act.
The past few days have been soggy and cloudy across South Florida with serious flooding for many.
South Florida is used to heavy rain during the rainy season, but the amount of rain residents in the panhandle of Florida are seeing is almost unprecedented for a non-tropical system.
Keep that umbrella close by because some showers and storms are sweeping in across portions of South Florida Tuesday due to a weak tropical wave moving west from the Bahamas and into the Florida Straits.
The water is receding in Broward County but some are still feeling the effects of Friday’s floods.
With the start of hurricane season just days away, South Florida homeowners that are in the National Flood Insurance program should know that there are changes are on the way.
For the second time in four days, heavy rain pummeled Miami Beach, stopping traffic, inundating some businesses and forcing workers at least one hotel to mop up because of ground-floor flooding.
Hurricane Sandy is staying well offshore from South Florida, but that doesn’t mean the area is escaping the storm’s wrath, especially flooding.
While the weather in Miami-Dade County hasn’t gotten too bad with Hurricane Sandy just off the coast, there are already some problematic areas popping up due to the heavy rain.
Water levels in Lake Okeechobee, South Florida’s backup water supply, are still too high and that has the Army Corps of Engineers continuing to drain water from the lake, according to the Sun Sentinel.