Speaking of flood insurance…

May 16, 2006

there's a flood watch up for metropolitan Broward and Dade counties:

* A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER THE SOUTHEAST GULF OF MEXICO
  CONTINUES TO MOVE TOWARD SOUTH FLORIDA. A COLD FRONT IS ALSO
  MOVING TOWARD SOUTH FLORIDA FROM THE NORTH AND IS EXPECTED TO
  PUSH THROUGH THE AREA OVERNIGHT. WIDESPREAD RAIN AHEAD OF THESE
  SYSTEMS WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE
  DAY AND RAPIDLY SPREAD ACROSS SOUTH FLORIDA. THE RAIN IS
  EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH LATE TONIGHT. AREAS OF SOUTH
  FLORIDA HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED SEVERAL INCHES OF RAIN DUE TO
  STORMS ON MONDAY, ESPECIALLY OVER THE METRO AREAS OF BROWARD AND
  MIAMI-DADE COUNTIES. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL THIS AFTERNOON AND
  TONIGHT IS LIKELY TO REACH 2 TO 4 INCHES OVER MUCH OF SOUTHEAST
  FLORIDA WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS UP TO 5 INCHES OR MORE.

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON
CURRENT FORECASTS.

Miami International Airport recorded 4.07 inches yesterday, a record for that date. While the rains yesterday apparently missed the wildfires in south Florida, it appears that today's rains are giving a fair amount of rain to that area. Unfortunately, not so much is getting to the Volusia County fires.

LATER: The watch was cancelled later in the day. The rain caused trouble for people with homes still damaged from Wilma. As expected, the rain helped on the central Florida coast, but didn't quench the fire threat 

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One Response to “Speaking of flood insurance…”


  1. You should check out Yahoo’s keyword tool for “flood insurance” – the searches have gone through the roof. Sad really..


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