If you were looking for one more thing to blame on Tropical Storm Debby and it’s drenching rains, complain about the scallops. With the start of the season coming up, Debby’s aftermath if making the little animals hard to find.
If you think South Florida was spared for the most part by Tropical Storm Debby, think again. The National Weather Service says the drenching tropical system produced 10 tornadoes over the southern part of Florida, tying a record set almost half a century ago.
The morning commute was a soggy mess Monday as an annoying persistent low pressure system continued to pump rain into South Florida, drenching Miami-Dade with record rainfall Sunday, sparking a flood watch Monday, and rocking the Keys with thunderstorms. Forecasters say don’t look for change today.
The recent rainfall has sent Lake Okeechobee up by three feet and nearly two feet of rain fell in some parts of the Everglades last month, erasing a bone-dry summer.
While the dry season officially started in October, the rainy season wouldn’t go away without one final month of record rainfall.
While many South Floridians cursed the recent heavy storms for ruining their weekend, officials with the Water Management District couldn’t be more thrilled.
South Florida farmers whose crops were withered by drought and fried by the heat may soon get some help, after Broward and Palm Beach counties were included in a disaster declaration by the US Department of Agriculture covering 27 Florida counties.
After getting some much needed rain across South Florida, the weather forecast for the coming days will feature near record high temperatures and strong afternoon thunderstorms.
The driest spell in nearly 80 years comes to a close for 16 counties in The Sunshine State.
The CBS4 I-Team has discovered that thousands of residents are paying for mandatory flood insurance even though they’re living in the highest elevations in South Florida.