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South Florida Wrings Itself After Deluge
While the region was spared from any direct landfall from Hurricane Rina, they were not spared from its heavy rains.
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Cheryl Wriley reacts as she and Lisa Johnson, right, walk through their Fort Lauderdale, Fla., neighborhood, Monday, Oct. 31, 2011. A weekend of heavy rain caused by a stalled tropical weather system flooded low-lying areas. 

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Mark Phillip, left, and Boosie Thomas along with their dog sit outside their drying Fort Lauderdale, Fla. home Monday, Oct, 31, 2011 as flood waters go down slowly. Broward County health officials warned residents to be careful because flood waters may contain fecal material, bacteria and viruses. 

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Eva Marie Sulzinski reacts as a car passes while she pushes her stalled car out of a flooded Fort Lauderdale, Fla. street Monday, Oct, 31, 2011. The weather service reports up to 12 inches of rain has fallen in Fort Lauderdale since in the past three days. 

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Dennis Williams stands in the flood water that got into his Fort Lauderdale, Fla. home Monday, Oct. 31, 2011. He said the water was going down slowly. 

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Kiara Thompson sits outside her Fort Lauderdale, Fla. home after flood waters got up to one foot deep early Monday, Oct. 31, 2011. 

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Dule Williams check flood water near his Fort Lauderdale, Fla. property, Monday, Oct. 31, 2011 after heavy rains flooded his home. 

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A car makes its way through a flooded street in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Monday, Oct. 31, 2011. 

(AP2011)

South Florida Wrings Itself After Deluge

While the region was spared from any direct landfall from Hurricane Rina, they were not spared from its heavy rains.

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