FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OCTOBER 26, 2020
TOWN OF DAVIE CONTINUES TO MONITOR THE IMPACTS OF THIS WEEKEND’S INCLEMENT WEATHER
DAVIE, Fla. - With the heavy rains affecting Town of Davie and Broward County, Town staff is continuously monitoring the effects of this weekend’s storm and localized flooding. All sewer operation systems are operating properly, despite many homes experiencing flooded conditions this morning.
Broward County has received a tremendous amount of rain over a very short period-of-time. Portions of the east coast received 2.0- 5.5 inches of rain in the last 24 hours, these areas will be particularly more vulnerable to additional rainfall. This weekend, the National Weather Service also reported additional rainfall amounts:
- 1-3 inches with localized higher amounts up to 5 inches
- Highest amounts over the east coast metro
Given the additional rainfall potential through Monday, there is a Flood Watch for the east coast of South Florida through Monday evening. Scattered to numerous showers and embedded thunderstorms are possible over the next few days. Gusty winds can also accompany any of the stronger storms. Given recent rains, particularly across the east coast of South Florida, additional rainfall may lead to flooding concerns.
Resident Safety Tips
Residents are strongly encouraged not to go outside or wade in standing floodwater, which can contain contaminants such as sewage and chemicals. Children or pets are strongly discouraged from going outside or playing in floodwaters. Following a heavy storm, sharp debris could be hidden in the water and cause injury. Standing water also may contain harmful bacteria that could cause infection. If downed power lines are hidden under standing water, there is the risk of electrocution.
If you have experienced 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.
The Town of Davie is committed to ensuring the safety of all persons and we are calling on you to prepare with us. Knowing your risk, getting prepared, and staying informed are just a few steps you can take.
Leona Henry, Intergovernmental Affairs Manager
Sussette Rodriguez, Public Relations Coordinator
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