FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JUNE 3, 2022
TROPICAL SYSTEM UPDATE #2: DAVIE UNDER TROPICAL STORM WARNING AND FLOOD WATCH
DAVIE, Fla. – The Town of Davie and the National Hurricane Center (NHC) continue to monitor the development of a tropical system northeast of the Yucatan Peninsula. South Florida and Davie are now under a Tropical Storm Warning, which means tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours. The system is forecasted to become the first named system of the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season, “Alex”, later this afternoon.
Davie is currently under a Flood Watch through Sunday, June 5, 2022, at 8 a.m. due to anticipated heavy rainfall associated with this system. Please note, considerable flash and urban flooding are possible as this system makes its way across South Florida.
With the recent rain events last week, the ground is saturated and there is potential for localized street flooding especially for low-lying and areas prone to flooding. Town personnel is continuing to inspect and remove debris from storm drains. The collaboration between with the South Florida Water Management District, Central Broward Water Control District and the Town is ongoing to ensure that the respective local water bodies are being lowered in anticipation of the potential heavy rainfall.
Residents are encouraged to monitor trusted news providers like the National Weather Service Miami and the National Hurricane Center for the latest information.
Park Updates and Town Events
- The Take-A-Kid Fishin’ Rodeo event scheduled for Saturday, June 4, 2022, is postponed to Saturday, June 25, 2022. All other event details remain the same.
- All pavilion shelter rentals for this weekend are being rescheduled.
- Parks will remain open at this time.
Solid Waste Services
- There are no changes to the solid waste services including curbside garbage collection and bulk pickup services for this weekend.
- Residents should refrain from cutting trees or doing additional landscaping projects until after this system passes.
- Solid/commingled and recyclable materials should be properly secured in a safe, sheltered location.
- Due to the inclement weather, contractors should secure loose items or equipment that could become projectiles or be damaged because of the weather system.
Horse Release Program
Davie’s Horse Release program is currently accepting applications. This program is only open to Davie residents or horses boarded in Davie. For more information, visit the website. Please note the Horse Release Program will not be open for this event.
As June 1 marked the start of Hurricane Season, residents are encouraged to take this time to prepare, review their emergency supply kit, and:
- Create a family disaster plan.
- Have at least one gallon of water per person, per day for three to five days, preferably two weeks. Extra water is needed for food preparation and personal hygiene.
- Enough food for three to five days, including non-perishable packaged or canned food, canned or shelf milk, cereal, etc., ice and snack foods.
- Three-to five-day supply of special items for babies such as formula, food, wipes, diapers; special foods for the elderly; toiletries and extra toilet paper.
- Flashlight with extra batteries
- First-aid kit and wet wipes
- Battery-powered radio with extra batteries
- A two-week supply of any medication needed.
- Pet food, cat litter and other pet care items
- Any special personal protective equipment or items you may need.
- Secure loose items, patio furniture, and trash and recycling receptacles.
- For more information, residents are encouraged to visit www.davie-fl.gov/DaviePrepares
If you have experienced flooding in your home:
Given the rainfall potential through Sunday, flooding may occur in our area. Tips to consider should you experience flooding in your home:
- Stay out of the residence.
- Do not try to pump the water out.
- Let the water go down on its own.
- Stay out of the water – Do not walk into the water for any reason.
- There may be sewage in the water so use good hygiene if you touch the water.
- The Town of Davie does not pump water out of private properties or residences.
- Leave your wet/damaged items in the residence until the event is over and the water subsides.
- For insurance purposes, consider documenting everything that is damaged – make a list and take photos if possible. This is best done once the flooding has stopped and the water has receded.
Avoid Flood Dangers
- Do not walk through, swim or allow children to play in standing water. Puddles and standing water are full of hidden dangers, including snakes and other wildlife, broken glass, and other sharp objects.
- Do not drive through standing water. Your car engine may stall, potentially causing irreparable damage to the engine. The wake from your car may cause additional flooding in nearby homes and other structures. If you come upon a flooded street, take an alternate route. Stay off bridges over fast-moving water.
- Turn Around, Don’t Drown. Just six inches of moving water can knock you down, and one foot of moving water can sweep your vehicle away.
Residents are strongly urged to remain vigilant and monitor the system’s progress and updates to its forecast over the next few days. While the Town of Davie is committed to ensuring the safety of all persons, we are asking our residents to help us by reviewing and preparing to implement your emergency plans. Know your risk, get prepared and stay informed are just a few steps you can take.
To stay up to date on the latest updates regarding this weather phenomenon and its impact on Davie, please register for news and announcements and ensure your information is updated in the Town’s emergency alerting system, Everbridge.
Leona Henry, Intergovernmental Affairs Manager
Sussette Rodriguez, Public Relations Coordinator
Ariana Briceno, Public Relations Assistant