Floods delay flights at international Florida airport

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Flash flooding and heavy rains have delayed dozens of flights and disrupted some services at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida.

The airport tweeted early Monday that it was closed due to flash flooding and severe rains. It tweeted an update at about 6:30 a.m. that said flight operations were resuming.

It had issued an advisory late Sunday that said more than 150 of its flights were experiencing weather delays and 11 flights had been canceled. Areas around the airport were hit with about 6 inches (15 centimeters) of rain between midnight and early Monday morning, according to WPTV-TV.

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Travelers arrive at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015. U.S. travelers over the year-end holiday season will surge to a record 100.5 million as cheap fuel makes trips more affordable. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Travelers self check in at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015. U.S. travelers over the year-end holiday season will surge to a record 100.5 million as cheap fuel makes trips more affordable. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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A traveler arrives at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015. U.S. travelers over the year-end holiday season will surge to a record 100.5 million as cheap fuel makes trips more affordable. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Travelers wait to go through the security checkpoint at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015. U.S. travelers over the year-end holiday season will surge to a record 100.5 million as cheap fuel makes trips more affordable. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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Travelers check in at the self service counter in the International Terminal at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015. U.S. travelers over the year-end holiday season will surge to a record 100.5 million as cheap fuel makes trips more affordable. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Travelers rest while waiting for their flight in the International Terminal at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015. U.S. travelers over the year-end holiday season will surge to a record 100.5 million as cheap fuel makes trips more affordable. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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Travelers rest while waiting for their flight in the International Terminal at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015. U.S. travelers over the year-end holiday season will surge to a record 100.5 million as cheap fuel makes trips more affordable. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A traveler rests in the International terminal at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015. U.S. travelers over the year-end holiday season will surge to a record 100.5 million as cheap fuel makes trips more affordable. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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A United Continental Holdings Inc. worker loads luggage onto a cart at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015. U.S. travelers over the year-end holiday season will surge to a record 100.5 million as cheap fuel makes trips more affordable. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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Elsewhere in South Florida, parking garages and streets were flooded from the heavy rains. South Florida television station WSVN in captured a person kayaking through the grounds of the Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino in Hallandale Beach.

Thoroughbread horses at the racetrack were being relocated because of flooding in some of the stables.

“We’re pumping out water and moving horses to higher ground," Gulfstream spokesman David Joseph told the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

No horses were injured, and races weren't scheduled to resume until Thursday.

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