Palm Beach Post/Associated Press Palm Beach, Florida (AP) Palm Beach is experiencing more storms and flooding this week, with nearly 100 more days of rain since a severe storm hit the U.S. earlier this month.
It’s still too early to say whether the state will experience more severe storms in the coming weeks.
The National Weather Service issued a hurricane watch for the region Friday night, which meant it was not expected to rain for days.
The weather service is not issuing a tropical storm warning for Florida this weekend.
The city has been hit by heavy rains and flash flooding, and several homes were destroyed by the strong storm, according to the city’s chief fire official.
The National Weather System Center said Friday that the storm surge in Palm Beach County is estimated at 12 feet, with winds up to 95 mph.
Flooding in Palm Springs has been more severe, with more than 2,000 homes affected by flooding since Hurricane Harvey made landfall in the United States on Aug. 25, according the city of Palm Springs.
Palm Springs is about an hour north of Palm Beach and about an 11-hour drive north of New Orleans.
Palm Beach Mayor Michael Hirschhorn issued a statement on Friday afternoon that said the city is working to address storm damage and restore order.
Hirschhorn said there are about 4,000 residents in Palm Bay and that more than a thousand have been displaced by flooding, but that he doesn’t expect many more people to be displaced this week.
A man walks through flooded streets in Palm Spring, Florida, U.K., August 10, 2019.
As of Friday evening, more than 4,100 people had been displaced from the city, Hirschhhorn said.
“We’ve had a lot of homes destroyed, homes flooded and businesses flooded,” Hirschdorf said.
“We’re seeing some damage on a very small scale.”
The hurricane watch is being lifted for Palm Beach counties and the city for a time to allow for recovery, the weather service said.
The area will remain under a mandatory evacuation order until the storm passes, according it.
PALM BEACH, Fla.
— Palm Beach Mayor Mike Hirschhoff said Friday the city will continue to work to restore order to the community as the storm season moves into the second week of August.
On Friday afternoon, the city posted a message on its Twitter feed that read: “Due to the current weather conditions, the City of Palm Bay is requesting a mandatory emergency evacuation from the Palm Beach peninsula.”
Hirschhoff said the mayor had received word from the National Weather Services that the forecast was for the storm to reach the city by Thursday night.
The hurricane is expected to weaken and weaken, making it possible for it to be a tropical depression, he said.
Hirschhoff added that residents should be prepared to evacuate to their homes if the weather conditions warrant.
He said there was no curfew or restrictions at this time.