FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUGUST 20, 2020
TROPICAL DEPRESSION 13 UPDATE #1
DAVIE MONITORS TROPICAL DEPRESSION THIRTEEN
DAVIE, Fla. - The Town of Davie is monitoring Tropical Depression Thirteen (TD 13). The tropical depression is forecasted to develop into a Hurricane during the next few days. There is still great uncertainty as to the potential impacts from TD 13.
At this time, there are no watches or warnings issued for South Florida. However, residents are strongly urged to remain vigilant and monitor the system’s progress and updates to its forecast over the next few days.
Solid Waste Services
- Currently, there are no changes to the trash and recycling services scheduled for Monday, August 24 through Saturday, August 29, 2020.
- There are no changes to the quarterly Household Hazardous Waste, Electronics Recycling, Prescription Drug Dropoff, and Shred-A-Thon event scheduled for Saturday, August 29, 2020, at Davie Town Hall.
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.
As we move into the peak hurricane season, mid-August through October, 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 review the Town’s Hurricane Preparedness Guide.
Contractors should be prepared to secure loose items or equipment that could become projectiles or be damaged by high winds.
Parks and Facilities
There are currently no changes to the operations of the Town’s parks, fitness, and aquatic facilities.
There are multiple ways to register and stay informed about important information from the Town of Davie before, during and after an emergency event:
The Town’s recorded resident information hotline is 954-797-1122. This number will be activated should the Town of Davie Field Operations Center become operational.
Leona Henry, Intergovernmental Affairs Manager
Sussette Rodriguez, Public Relations Coordinator
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