BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Major thunderstorms are moving through Boca Raton this afternoon, and roads that were flooded yesterday are in worse shape today.
If you are out and about in a regular vehicle (non-suv), keep in mind that water is often deeper than it appears, and while it is unlikely you’ll drown, it is quite possible that you will flood your engine which can be a very expensive repair. SUVs should have no problem, however the water is so deep in some places that we have witnessed water up to the bumper of traditional SUVs.
Here is the latest Flood Advisory from the National Weather Service. As always, if you have photos of damage or flooding, send them to news(at)bocanewsnow.com. We will be thrilled to credit your work.
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
558 AM EDT TUE AUG 28 2012
BROWARD FL-PALM BEACH FL-
558 AM EDT TUE AUG 28 2012
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIAMI HAS EXTENDED THE
* FLOOD WARNING FOR…
EASTERN BROWARD COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST FLORIDA…
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…TAMARAC…SUNRISE…POMPANO BEACH…
LAUDERDALE…DEERFIELD BEACH…DAVIE…CORAL SPRINGS…
EASTERN PALM BEACH COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST FLORIDA…
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…WEST PALM BEACH…RIVIERA BEACH…
LAKE WORTH…JUPITER…DELRAY BEACH…BOYNTON BEACH…BOCA RATON…
* UNTIL 830 PM EDT TUESDAY
* FAR OUTER RAIN BANDS FROM ISAAC SHOULD DEVELOP OVER THE EAST
COAST METRO AREAS TODAY AND MOVE NORTHWARD WHICH CAN PRODUCE
LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL. ANY ADDITIONAL RAINFALL THAT DOES OCCUR
TODAY OVER BROWARD AND PALM BEACH COUNTIES WILL AGGRAVATE THE
FLOODING PROBLEMS. THEREFORE…THE FLOOD WARNING FOR EASTERN
BROWARD AND EASTERN PALM BEACH COUNTIES HAVE BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL
830 PM THIS EVENING. A FLOOD WATCH IS ALSO IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM
MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY
DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE…TURN AROUND…DONT DROWN.
EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF URBAN
AREAS…HIGHWAYS…STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER DRAINAGE
AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS. A FEW MAJOR ROADS WILL LIKELY BECOME
IMPASSABLE WITH ANY HEAVY RAINFALL TODAY. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE
INTO AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY! REMEMBER…TURN
A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. IF YOU
ARE IN THE WARNING AREA MOVE TO A SAFER LOCATION IMMEDIATELY.
REPORT FLOODING TO THE NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY OR YOUR COUNTY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT. THEY WILL RELAY YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE IN MIAMI. OR YOU CAN ALSO CALL THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIAMI DIRECTLY AT 305.229.4528 TO REPORT
LAT…LON 2600 8012 2600 8035 2696 8055 2697 8038
2696 8017 2697 8014 2697 8008 2681 8003
2681 8004 2680 8005 2663 8003 2660 8004
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