Severe flooding in South Florida prompts Broward County Schools closures
Broward County Public Schools announced its closure on Thursday following severe flooding that engulfed South Florida. In response to inclement weather, the Broward County Public Schools and District offices will remain closed for the day. All after-school activities, events, and extracurricular activities have also been canceled until further notice. At this time, it remains uncertain whether schools will reopen on Friday.
In addition to the school closures, several Broward cities were placed under a flash flood emergency, a potentially life-threatening situation according to the National Weather Service. With over 200,000 residents advised to move immediately to higher ground and avoid flood waters, the area is taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of its residents.
Traveling through the area has also been impacted, with Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport temporarily shut down after extreme flooding. More than 20 inches of rainfall was recorded in a six-hour period just east of the airport, causing the airport to close its doors. While it is expected to reopen around noon on Thursday, travelers are advised to check with their airlines for updates.
As the situation continues to unfold, it is important to remain vigilant and take all necessary precautions to ensure safety during this inclement weather. We will keep you informed with updates as they become available.