MIAMI – A series of severe thunderstorms have hit Miami and Miami Beach.
Meteorologist Andy Tingler, with the National Weather Service, says South Beach got hit the worst, with an estimated 7-9 inches of rain in just a few hours Friday afternoon. The weather service has received reports of flooding and golf-ball-size hail. According to one report, cars were beginning to float down the street. Residents also reported that water was beginning to enter homes.
Besides the rain, excessive lightning had residents seeking shelter. In the area between Miami and Miami Beach, the weather service recorded about 100 lightning strikes in a five minute period.