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    PHOTOS: Nearly a foot of rain turns streets into rivers in Vero Beach, Florida

    By By Katy Galimberti, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
    May 22, 2016, 2:49:04 AM EDT

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    More than 11 inches of rain turned the streets of Vero Beach, Florida, into rivers on Tuesday, wreaking havoc across the city.

    Tuesday marked Vero Beach's wettest day on record, receiving 11.22 inches of rain. The coastal city, about 100 miles southeast of Orlando, was left underwater as drenching rain inundated the region.

    Cars were left abandoned on flooded roadways. Several schools, including Vero Beach High School, were forced to cancel classes on Wednesday due to flooding in the buildings. Several homes were flooded in the area, according to local police.

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    Officials urged motorists to avoid traveling on Tuesday evening as many roadways were impassable.

    "The storm system that brought flooding downpours and severe weather to Florida on Tuesday was the same system that hit parts of coastal Texas early Monday," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said.

    With only spotty thunderstorms and showers expected into the weekend, cleanup efforts should be conducted without significant interference.

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