Governor of the US state of Florida Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency in many counties in the state, including (Broward, Collier, Lee, Miami-Dade, and Sarasota), due to the continued heavy rains falling in parts of south Florida.

The National Weather Service in Miami said parts of Broward and Miami-Dade counties, including Hallandale and Hollywood, were still experiencing life-threatening flooding affecting homes, companies and roads.

Both Broward and Miami-Dade counties recorded rainfall of up to seven inches, and several more inches are expected to fall.

Rainfall rates in the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood area reached ten centimeters on Wednesday, while Sarasota also saw a rainfall rate of about ten centimeters.

The state of Florida which has the longest coastline in the United States, and is a peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Florida Strait, witnesses rainfalls and hurricanes every year due to its geographical location. On August 29, 2023, it was exposed to Storm Idalia, which killed two people.