The National Weather Service says the Boynton Beach area received 22.21 inches of rain Thursday, sometimes at a rate of 5 inches an hour. Other areas in St. Lucie, Martin and Palm Beach counties also received a foot of rain or more.
South Florida Water Management District officials said Friday that the overnight rains fell at an “incredible rate.”
Martin County Fire Rescue officials say a possible tornado damaged 30 Hobe Sound homes. No injuries were reported.
A Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman tells The Palm Beach Post (http://bit.ly/KPtpKc ) that two people died in the overnight flooding in Delray Beach. She says one of the victims was pulled from a submerged car.
Source: Associated Press