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Tropical Storm Emily is expected to hit Central Florida Friday afternoon. What does that mean for South Florida?
Rain. Lots of it.
Forecasters say Emily will dump between two and four inches of rain along its path, also bringing thunderstorms and gusty winds to the region.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared an emergency in 31 counties in anticipation of Emily’s heavy rain.
“I have declared a state of emergency across 31 counties to ensure that every community has the resources they need, and that state, regional and local agencies can easily work together to keep people prepared during Tropical Storm Emily,” Scott said in a statement.
The heavy rainfall and subsequent flooding make for dangerous driving conditions, National Weather Service Meteorologist Larry Kelly said.
Here’s what officials suggest to do if you hit flooded streets on your afternoon commute: