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Florida mops up after floods close Fort Lauderdale airport

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — South Florida is keeping a wary eye on a forecast that calls for rain a day after nearly a foot fell in a matter of hours.

The rains caused widespread flooding, closed the Fort Lauderdale airport and turned thoroughfares into rivers. Fort Lauderdale issued a state of emergency as flood conditions continued through many areas. Emergency crews worked through the night to attend rescue calls, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or deaths. The rains started Monday, with the heaviest downpours coming Wednesday afternoon and evening.

The Red Cross arrived Thursday morning to help residents whose homes were flooded and help reunite families.

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