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Torrential rains in Florida cause the closure of an international airport

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Torrential rains in Florida caused flooding today in metropolitan Miami, forcing authorities to close schools and, at least until tomorrow morning, Fort Lauderdale International Airport.

More than 635 millimeters of water fell in 24 hours on Fort Lauderdale, a city of 180,000 people located north of Miami, according to the US weather service. A figure higher than the April 1979 record of 370mm.

Torrential rains caused many traffic jams, flooded airport access roads and canceled several flights.

"Unfortunate. !&quot?, Rob Gulley, a tourist who was about to leave with his wife for the Bahamas, told the local Sun Sentinel newspaper. "This is the first time my wife and I would be flying together since Covid and here's what's happening,'' he said.

Authorities initially hoped that air traffic could be restored from today but had to postpone reopening the airport tomorrow to clear the runways.

Coastal areas of the city of Miami remain on flood alert, with waterlogged grounds and more rain expected.

Source: RES-MPE

Source: www.sigmalive.com

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