FALL RIVER, Fla.
— A tropical storm that brought devastating floods to parts of Florida is set to dissipate over the next two days, bringing calm and safety to people who rely on a popular vacation destination.
The St. Johns River, which flows through the Keys, has been temporarily closed due to the hurricane, but that will likely ease as the storm moves south.
In Miami-Dade County, a temporary bridge on the island of St. Lucie is now open, bringing people on the Miami-area to a bridge over the river that was closed because of flooding on Monday.
The bridge, which will also serve the city of Miami-dade, is expected to open by noon Wednesday.
Lauderdale fire department spokeswoman said the county’s evacuation order has been lifted and the county is working to reopen as many as 60 shelters.
The National Weather Service issued a hurricane watch for parts of the Carolinas and Florida.