Parts of South Florida was hit with heavy rain, local flooding and wind like a storm on Saturday system that had previously hit Mexico moved across the state.
Officials in Miami warned drivers about the road conditions as many cars got stuck on flooded streets.
“This is a dangerous and life-threatening situation. Traveling in such conditions is not recommended. Better to wait. city of Miami tweeted.
city towed aground vehicles from flooded roads. Least one tree fell over a house in Pompano Beach, displacing its inhabitants, according to.
National Hurricane Center in Miami said the storm once known asin The Pacific, will be known as Alex in the Atlantic Ocean basin if it reaches tropical storm status.
As of At 11:00 pm ET, the center of the storm was about 145 miles east-northeast. of Fort Pierce, Florida and approximately 840 miles west-southwest of Bermuda. It was moving northeast at 20 miles per hour with maximum steady winds of According to the National Hurricane Center, the speed is 45 miles per hour.
The storm is expected to reach tropical or subtropical storm strength. on Sunday, the NHC said. Further strengthening was possibleNHC noted but said gradual easing of in system expected early next a week.”
In Cuba, the hurricane claimed the lives of three people peopledamaged dozens of homes in Havana and cut off electricity in some areas, according to authorities. Heavy rains continue on Saturday, but decreased as weather system moved away from the island.
Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levin Kawa said the most government services, such as bus routes and trains, which are planned to be used as usual over weekends. Channel levels in South Florida was lowered to minimize flooding from heavy rains.
The Atlantic hurricane season officially began on Tuesday. It’s unusually early start to the season of storms, but not unprecedented for Florida.
The National Hurricane Center predicts rainfall up up to 10 inches (25 centimeters) possible in South Florida, including the Florida Keys. The storm is not expected to generate high winds or strong storm surge. But local flooding is possible.