Floods in Palm Beach County, Florida

As much as 5 inches (12.7cm) of rain on Wednesday 5 March fell in parts of Palm Beach County, Florida. Wide areas of the north eastern parts of the county were left flooded. More rain was forecast for today, Thursday 6 March, most likely to begin during the afternoon.

Jupiter, Palm Beach County, was one of the worst hit areas. The town has a population of around 55,000 and is one of the northernmost suburbs of the Miami metropolitan area. The flooding caused problems for drivers and according to local media

Police closed parts of Old Dixie Highway at Alt. A1A due to flooding…[and] areas just west of US-1 and Riverside Drive.

There was flooding reported in Indiantown Road and Military Trail areas. The small town of Tequesta, just north of Jupiter, also saw heavy rain and some flooding.

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The area suffered from flooding after heavy rainfall in January this year. Two people died in floods in Palm Beach county after huge amounts of rain hit the area, leaving some places under 2 feet of flood water. St Lucie county was also badly hit at that time. Some residents of the state have been making the headlines as a result of some huge price hikes in flood insurance in Florida over the last few months.

Sources: CBS12; Palm Beach Post