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A weather system resembling a tropical storm is battering Florida, causing coastal flooding, strong winds, and intense rainfall

Sunday, December 17, 2023

Primary Blog/Flood/A weather system resembling a tropical storm is battering Florida, causing coastal flooding, strong winds, and intense rainfall

Sunday, December 17, 2023

Florida experienced the impact of a potent weather system on Saturday, resembling a tropical storm and bringing coastal flooding, strong winds, and heavy rain to the region. Fortunately, there have been no widespread reports of damage. The FOX Forecast Center noted the rapid organization of a low-pressure area as it approached the state, resulting in wind gusts of up to 60 mph and the potential for severe weather.

Wind advisories continue along Florida's Atlantic coast on Sunday, with expected gusts between 35 and 45 mph throughout the day. The gusty winds led to more than 25,000 power outages at the storm's peak, a situation Florida Power & Light, the state's major utility provider, claimed to be ready for.

Emergency managers expressed concern about beach erosion and coastal flooding, particularly in areas previously affected by Hurricanes Ian and Nicole. The state activated the Florida State Guard to address potential impacts. In Fort Lauderdale, holiday decorations succumbed to the forces of nature, scattered around the wharf area before the worst of the weather hit. Numerous public Christmas events across the Florida Peninsula were canceled as communities braced for the impending conditions.

Apart from flooding, the powerful system posed additional risks, with High Surf Advisories covering the entire Atlantic coastline in Florida and extending into coastal communities in Georgia. The National Weather Service office in Melbourne, Florida, issued warnings about waves reaching up to 13 feet, leading to substantial beach erosion and coastal flooding.

Conditions along the coast are expected to gradually improve, with Florida drying out from south to north on Sunday. As the storm progresses up the Eastern Seaboard, the threats of wind, rain, and flooding will shift towards the mid-Atlantic and eventually the Northeast.

Inspiration for this Article: FOX Weather

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