Twitter and YouTube are showing videos of stranded Corvettes while others drove their Vettes through flooded roads following a tropical storm that dumped more than a foot of rain on South Florida.
Florida motorists would have been sensible this weekend to recollect the outdated adage: “Flip round, don’t drown” as Potential Tropical Cyclone One dumped greater than a foot of rainfall in some areas because it marched throughout the southern tip of the state.
Twitter was abuzz with movies of the storm taken in Miami, together with one which reveals a silver C7 Corvette coupe making its means like a snowplow by means of a flooded road Friday evening – and apparently making it by means of to the opposite aspect.
One other tweet, nonetheless, reveals a crimson C7 coupe stopped and resting at an angle in stormwater virtually as much as the highest of the entrance wheel and almost to the highest of the rear tire.
The mayhem wasn’t restricted to only Corvette drivers, nonetheless, as former 10 Tampa Bay reporter Jonathan Petramala, now of Local weather Productions LLC, captured a video of a younger girl within the Brickell neighborhood pressured to climb out of her sunroof earlier than making an attempt to push the automobile out of knee-deep water.
“Simply an absolute catastrophe,” Petramala stated. “I noticed issues I’d by no means seen earlier than.”
To find your stranded car, name thenon-emergency quantity at 305-579-6111. Please have the make and mannequin of the car and the placement the place it was left.
— Metropolis of Miami (@CityofMiami)
The scenario was so dire that the Metropolis of Miami even tweeted the next advisory: “To find your stranded car, name the @MiamiPD non-emergency quantity at 305-579-6111. Please have the make and mannequin of the car and the placement the place it was left.”
CBS Miami reported the downtown area was battling drainage issues attributable to rising water ranges within the river and bay, together with trash clogging pipes and backing up water.
The hearth division despatched out at the least six high-water automobiles to answer stories of people that wanted to be rescued from their automobiles.
Vehicles weren’t the one victims of the storm, nonetheless, as FlightAware, an airline monitoring firm, stated a few third of the 515 flights canceled throughout the U.S. within the final 24 hours had been from Florida airports, together with Miami and Ft. Lauderdale.
Some areas of southern Florida could get as a lot as 15 inches of rain by the point the storm exits, in line with Bob Oravec, a senior department forecaster with the U.S. Climate Prediction Heart.
The storm is predicted to float east throughout the Atlantic Ocean, passing simply north of Bermuda by the start of the week.
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