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FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami/AP) – Portions of Vero Beach are flooded due to torrential rain.
More than 9 inches of rain fell on the city Tuesday, making it the wettest day in the city’s history. Meteorologists say they received about two months of rain in one day.
Some neighborhoods and streets had about a foot of water, flooding many homes and creating hazardous driving conditions.
Towing companies around the city worked throughout the day after cars had stalled in high water. Raymond Wood, a driver with Mike’s Wrecker Service, says the company pulled about 15 cars throughout the day.
Classes were canceled at Vero Beach High School on Wednesday due to flooding.
In Fort Pierce, severe weather spawned a funnel cloud that caused major damage to homes.
The strong winds smashed windows and ripped apart the roof of one home.
One homeowner said wind gusts picked up a backyard shed and tossed it onto her roof.
According to the National Weather Service, a flood warning is in effect for Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin and Okeechobee counties through Wednesday night.
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