Heavy Rain Causes Severe Flooding Across South Florida

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Heavy rain is causing severe flooding in parts of South Florida.

In Dania Beach, streets resembled rivers Sunday morning as parked cars sat in several inches of water. Video shows significant flooding in the area of SE 3rd Street and 3rd Avenue, specifically.

Workers with the City of Dania Beach are checking on residents and advising them to move their cars to higher ground. Crews will be arriving with water pumps in an effort to ease the flooding. 

Not far away, in Fort Lauderdale, more than five inches of rainfall was reported since midnight. Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, Coral Springs and other Broward cities also saw severe flooding Sunday.

Hallandale Beach Fire Rescue said crews are currently working on pumps as rain continues to saturate the region.

Authorities urge those walking or driving in areas under a flood watch or advisory to be aware of their surroundings. Deep puddles and standing water can be a driving hazard. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says as little as six inches of water can cause you to lose control of your vehicle.

Broward and Miami-Dade remained under a flood watch until 11 a.m. 

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