Unrelenting rain puts South Florida at risk of ‘life-threatening’ flooding

Gov. Ron DeSantis and Division of Emergency Management Director Kevin Guthrie were at GatorÕs Portside Port Canaveral Tuesday morning for a press conference signing a bill for tax breaks for school supplies and hurricane supplies.

A person rides on a canoe through a flooded street Wednesday, in Hallandale Beach, FL, in this screen grab taken from a social media video. (George Quinn/via REUTERS)

More torrential downpours deluged South Florida on Thursday, adding to more than a foot (30 cm) of rain that fell on parts of the state this week and leading forecasters to issue flood watches or warnings for an area where 8 million people reside.