FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NOVEMBER 9, 2020
Tropical Storm Eta Update #8 - Town Operations Update
DAVIE, Fla., - Due to the excessive rainfall the Town has received over the past couple of days from Tropical Storm Eta, Town staff is continuously working with various agencies to address the neighborhood flooding.
The Town of Davie will resume normal operations tomorrow. As a reminder, our offices are closed to the public due to COVID-19. However, staff is available to assist our residents via emails or telephone calls. While there are slight adjustments to our schedules, our goal is to ensure that we continue to provide exemplary service to our community. We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions, at www.davie-fl.gov/directory..
Town Parks, Fitness and Aquatic Services
- Due to the excessive flooding from Tropical Storm Eta, all Town parks will remain closed through Tuesday, November 10, 2020.
- The Pine Island Fitness and Aquatic Center will remain closed through Tuesday, November 10, 2020.
The Town’s Public Works Department staff is actively working in the field to clear any drains whose flow is impeded by debris. We remain in communication with personnel from South Florida Water Management and Central Broward Water Control Districts. The pumps are running, and the canals are flowing downstream to relieve some of the water in the neighborhoods.
Town of Davie Green and Blue Bus Routes
The Town of Davie’s Green and Blue bus routes and the South Florida Education Center (SFEC) Campus Shuttle/Tri-Rail Route will resume normal operations on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.
Town of Davie Horse Release Program
The Town of Davie is offering a horse refuge site for residents whose horse stalls may have been significantly impacted by Tropical Storm Eta. A limited number of horses will be accommodated at Bergeron Rodeo Grounds, 4201 Rodeo Way, Davie, FL 33314.
The site is open for horses pre-registered and approved for the Town of Davie Horse Release Program on Monday, November 9, 2020. We will also be taking registrations over the phone until we reach capacity. You must provide proof of a negative Equine Infectious Anemia test (EIA or Coggins test) upon arrival. All fees related to this program are waived.
Stallions will not be permitted. Please make sure to bring hay, feed, halter, and leed to secure your horses.
If you are experiencing flooding in your area and feel our storage site is safer than your current situation, please contact us to preregister. For more information contact Anna Francis, Event Specialist, 954-829-6922, [email protected] or Simone James, Special Events Coordinator, 954-218-1320, [email protected].
Click here to view the application.
Water and Sewer System
The Town of Davie Utilities Operation Department is always prepared to service all Davie residents before, during and after a storm.
Residents are asked to minimize water and sewage usage after the storm so as not to overly impact the system. Also, please expect that water pressure should be lower than normal.
It is a priority of the Town of Davie Utilities to provide safe and reliable services to its residents.
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.
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 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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