MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. (WSVN) — Excessive rainfall caused flooding and damaged power lines in South Florida.

On Tuesday morning, Miami-Dade was left with a soggy mess after the county was hit with a downpour after clouds drifted past the area.

Video from North Bay Village showed pools of water already forming on residential streets.

As morning commuters drove in rush hour traffic, some didn’t make it too far in the rain.

“I was so close and of course, this happened!” said Sam Thomas.

She was driving to the first day of her internship at the Frost Science Museum.

The University of Miami student, originally from Utah, didn’t know this area along Biscayne Boulevard near Northeast 11th Street floods during storms.

Low-lying and poor-drainage neighborhoods are expected to experience minor flooding.

Roads resembled rivers throughout the morning and drivers risked their cars as they entered Interstate 395 downtown.

Meanwhile, cars on side streets along Biscayne Boulevard created waves as they rode through inches of water.

On 23rd Street near Biscayne Boulevard in Edgewater, a 7News viewer took a video of the flooding as they mentioned that this happens every rainy season.

After the rain stopped for a few moments, police officers patrolled the submerged areas.

Power was also cut off in part of the county as the weather brought down power lines and likely caused a house fire in Pembroke Pines.

On the 9200 block of Northwest Seventh Avenue, police officers guided traffic as street lights lost power due to the rainfall. Crews worked quickly to get power back online just before noon.

High winds caused outages on the 1900 block of Northwest 111th Street. A local resident spoke out after he noticed his power went out.

“I went out to go see what happened,” said Jacob Louis. “Then I saw the tree on top of the power line.”

Officials said between one and two inches of rain has already fallen. An additional inch is expected to rain over the county.

As a result of the heavy rain, the National Weather Services has issued a street flood advisory in Miami Beach, Surfside, North Bay Village North Miami, Harbor Islands, and Bal Harbour until 1 p.m., Tuesday.

Experts urge residents to be aware of their surroundings and turn around in their vehicles if they encounter flooded roads as most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

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