Chiefs Get a Long Weekend

Flooded+driveway.

Courtesy of junior Mohammad Saadeh

Flooded driveway.

This week has been the epitome of “Floridian weather.” From below normal temperatures  to the usual humidity and rain, Florida has had one of its wackiest weather weeks that has ended with a big splash.

Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties have been experiencing heavy flooding since Thursday night, reaching up to 12-23 inches of rain. The School District of Palm Beach County announced on their website early  on Friday morning that all Palm Beach County public schools, along with a few private schools were to be closed on Friday, January 10th due to the heavy flooding. St. Lucie County schools were also closed.

Major roads like  the I-95  had been closed earlier in the morning but were reopened between 6:30-7:45 a.m.

The National Weather Service sent out a flash flood warning alert from Thursday night which was extended to 4:15 p.m. EST on Friday, advising everyone to stay off of the roads, unless necessary and to be wary of driving through flooded roads. Though the rain has ended, many roads and neighborhoods have not been cleared of the deep standing water.