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Posted on: June 7, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Heavy Rainfall Causing Localized Flooding – Residents Urged to Proceed with Caution

Flooded Roadways

7, 2017 – 12:10 p.m.
HeavyRainfall Causing Localized Flooding – Residents Urged to Proceed with Caution

The Town of Davie
is vigorously working to address areas impacted by flooding and high waterlevels. The Town remains under a flood watch until 8 PM tonight, June 7. 
Motorists should use caution when encountering street flooding, adhere
to regulatory signs and avoid driving through these areas. 
In particular, please avoid thefollowing roadways and or areas:


·       SW 145 Avenue between SW 14 Street toSW 24 Street

·       SW 133 Avenue between SR84 to SW 8

·       SW 7 Court between SW 130 Avenue to SW133 Avenue

Areas to avoid if possible:

·       North – SR 84

·       South – Orange Drive

·       East – Hiatus Road

·       West – Shotgun Road

System/Septic Tanks
The Town is urging all residents toconserve water as much as possible especially those residents on septic
systems.  If the sanitary system becomesoverwhelmed, sewage can back up and cause potential overflows into the streets
and/or homes.  Therefore, please limitdishwashing, clothes washing and other non-essential activities until further
notice.  The City of Sunrise is awarethat the sanitary system is not operating at full capacity and are working to
address restore full service at its lift stations. The Town of Davie sanitarysystem is operational and no issues have been reported.

Safety Tips
Residents arestrongly encouraged not to go outside or wade in standing flood water, which
can contain contaminants such as sewage and chemicals. Children or pets are stronglydiscouraged from going outside or playing in flood waters. Following a heavy
storm, sharp debris could be hidden in the water and cause injury. Standingwater also may contain harmful bacteria that could cause infection. If downed
power lines are hidden under standing water, there is the risk of electrocution.

We encourage
residents to consider the following actions to minimize loss to your home andto ensure your family’s safety:

• Fill bathtubs,
sinks, and jugs with clean water.

• Listen to abattery-operated radio to keep you informed.

• If instructed,
turn off all utilities at the main power switch and the main gas valve.

• If told toevacuate your home, do so immediately.

• If waters start
to rise inside your house, retreat to the highest floor, attic, and, ifnecessary, the roof.

• If you have come
in contact with floodwaters, wash your hands with soap and water.

• Avoid walkingthrough floodwater; as little as six inches of moving water can knock you off
your feet.

• Do not drivethrough a flooded area. If you come upon a flooded road, take another route.

• Stay away from
downed power lines or electrical wires.

• Look out foranimals.

Release Program
The Town isopening the Bergeron Rodeo Arena (4271 Davie Road, Davie, FL 33314) to serve as
a holding area for residents who may have experienced flooding in their barns.The Arena will be open today, June 7, starting at noon.  Residents are asked to bring the Coggins card
(Department of Agriculture) for each horse, feed, water bucket and anyadditional items your horse will need. You will be required to complete a registration form onsite. Horses willremain hitched to secure railings throughout the arena.  It is recommended
that owners place an identifiable mark on their horse. To register, pleasecontact Jeff Pohlman at 233-699-9422.

Management Pickup

Due to the currentrainfall, Waste Management may have interrupted and limited solid waste and
bulk waste pickup.  If you live along astreet with significant standing water or a flooded street, please do not put
out your solid or bulk waste.  Pleasewait until your next scheduled day.  If
you have any questions regarding Waste Management pick-up, please contact theTown at 954-797-1045.

Town of Davie - Updated Information
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information, you can call the Town’s Public Information hotline number at954-797-1122 for recorded information, check the Town’s website (, like us on Facebook
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