25 Inches Of Rain Pours Down On Florida, Shuts Airport And Roads

South Florida was under siege and under water Thursday amid a storm that dumped 25 inches of rain over some coastal areas, flooding homes and highways and forcing shut down of a major airport.

Fort Lauderdale was slammed with 25.95 inches of rainfall over the last two days and nearby Dania Beach recorded 21.42 inches, AccuWeather reported. Some areas received 20 inches of rain in six hours. Hollywood and South Miami received at least 9 inches of rain.

Sections of I-95, the state’s main north-south traffic artery, were overwhelmed by water for several hours. Fort Lauderdale Fire Chief Stephen Gollan warned of “severe flooding in multiple areas” of the city of 180,000 residents.