UPDATE 1/10 3:30pm
Two deaths are now blamed on the drenching rain flooded roads and neighborhoods in Palm beach county.
One woman died after being pulled from her submergeged car. Another man was swept off his feet by rushing water and drowned.
Boynton Beach Police rescued a blind, wheelchair bound woman who was found almost completely submerged by floodwaters.
There's still standing water on many roads in Palm Beach county after they got drenched with 15-to-18-inches of rain in some places.
The storm left cars stranded and people in shock near Boyton Beach where parts of the Interstate were shut down overnight.
The National Weather Service says Boyton logged 17 inches.
A flash flood warning remains in effect for northeastern Palm Beach until 4:15 this afternoon.
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Heavy rains bring flooding to Treasure Coast
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) _ A late afternoon rainstorm left widespread flooding from Delray Beach to Fort Pierce.The National Weather Service says the Boynton Beach area received 17.72 inches of rain on Thursday. Other areas up and down the coast also experienced flooding.
The Palm Beach County Emergency Management Office reports a portion of Interstate 95, between mm 56 and 60, is closed due to flooding.
Schools were closed in St. Lucie and Palm Beach counties due to the flooding. Officials say up to nine inches of rain fell in Fort Pierce.
Martin County Fire Rescue officials say a possible tornado in Hobe Sound damaged 30 homes. No injuries were reported, but officials say there were multiple downed power lines.
More rain is expected Friday before the weather clears for the weekend.
All schools and part of I-95 closed in Palm Beach county closed because of extremely heavy rain --13-to-18 inches overnight.
Thousands are without power.
More than 12 inches of rainfall has been measured in the western sections of Delray Beach between Linton Boulevard and Atlantic Boulevard.
I-95 is closed between Boyton Beach Boulevard and Hypoluxo Road.
A flash flood warning is in effect until 9 for northeastern Palm Beach.