Tropical storm Alex, the first-named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, rained parts of Florida towards Bermuda on Sunday and flooded some roads.
Alex reached the power of the tropical storm after strengthening the east coast of Florida early Sunday morning.
National Hurricane Center forecasters said that at 8 a.m. (1200 GMT) Alex was blowing at a maximum speed of 50 mph (80 kph) and centered 635 miles (1,020 km) west-southwest of Bermuda.
It was moving northeast at 22 mph (35 kph) and was expected to pass near or north of Bermuda on Monday and a tropical storm warning was in effect.
Heavy rains and winds inundated parts of South Florida Saturday, flooding the road. Authorities in Miami have warned drivers about road conditions as several cars were stranded on flooded streets.
“This is a dangerous and life-threatening situation. Traveling in this situation is not recommended. It’s good to wait. Come back, do not drown,” said Miami City. Tweeted.
The city dragged stranded vehicles off the flooded roads.
Miami Beach Mayor Dan Kelber said the storm tested the recently installed drainage system in the city because climate change has increasingly complicated flooding in the low-lying area.
“We moved the water very fast, but in some areas, apparently, it was very challenging,” Kelber said. “There were some problems getting through some of the streets, one of the main arteries was impassable, but the big water was scattering.”
Alex Agatha emerged somewhat from the remnants of Hurricane At least nine people have been killed and at least five are missing after a boat capsized off Mexico’s Pacific coast last week.
In Cuba, the storm killed three people, damaged dozens of homes in Havana and cut off electricity in some areas, officials said. Heavy rain continued Saturday, but continued to subside as the weather system moved away from the island.
The Atlantic hurricane season officially began on Tuesday. This is the beginning of an unusual storm season but unprecedented for Florida.
The National Hurricane Center forecast up to 10 inches (25 centimeters) of rain in southern Florida, including the Florida Keys.
This storm corrects the fact that it formed over the Atlantic, not the Gulf of Mexico, and reduced the official death toll in Mexico to nine.
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