FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEPT. 23, 2022
TOWN OF DAVIE MONITORS TROPICAL DEPRESSION NINE
DAVIE, Fla. - The Town of Davie’s Emergency Management staff is monitoring Tropical Depression Nine. The track and intensity are uncertain, but the system is forecasted to begin impacting South Florida, including Davie starting Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022.
As a proactive measure, the town's stormwater drainage division will continue to inspect and remove debris from storm drains. The town will also continue to work with the South Florida Water Management District and Central Broward Water Control District to ensure that the respective water bodies are lowered in anticipation of the potential heavy rainfall.
Residents are urged to remain vigilant and monitor the system's progress and updates to its forecast over the next few days. While the town is committed to ensuring all persons' safety, we ask our residents to help by reviewing and preparing your emergency plans. Knowing your risk, getting prepared and staying informed are a few steps that can be taken.
Solid Waste Services
- There are no changes to the solid waste services including curbside garbage collection and bulk pickup for this weekend and residents who are scheduled to have services early next week.
- Residents should refrain from cutting trees or doing additional landscaping projects until after this storm passes.
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.
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.
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