FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NOVEMBER 11, 2020
TROPICAL STORM ETA UPDATE #10
SELECT TOWN PARKS REOPEN; HORSE RELEASE PROGRAM CONTINUES
DAVIE, Fla., - The Town continues to experience impacts from Tropical Storm Eta. Additional flash and urban flooding will be possible in South Florida through Thursday, November 12, 2020, especially across previously inundated areas.
Town Parks, Fitness and Aquatic Services
After completing an impact assessment today, several Town parks and facilities will reopen tomorrow, November 12, 2020. While flooding at several parks continues to recede, another assessment will be conducted on Thursday, November 12, and Friday, November 13, 2020, to determine additional parks to reopen.
Residents and visitors are reminded while visiting a Town park, you must adhere to the restrictions and other guidance for safety and social distancing issued by local and state health officials. Residents are encouraged to bring all necessary provisions, such as hand sanitizer and face coverings with them and properly dispose of all personal protective equipment while visiting Town parks or open spaces.
Opening Thursday, November 12, 2020:
- Pine Island Fitness and Aquatic Center
- Bamford Sports Complex at Pine Island Park (with the exception of sports fields)
- Bergeron Park
- Betty Booth Roberts Park
- Driftwood Estates Park
- East Davie Nature Park
- Falcons Lea Park (walk gates only since the parking lot is flooded)
- Fire Fighters Park
- James Ale Park
- Joy Yoder Equestrian Park
- Math Igler Citrus Park
- Peaceful Ridge Dog Park
- Potter Park
- Veterans Park
- Waterford Park
- Waverly Park
- Wes Griffin Park
- Westridge Park
- Marando Farms Farmers Market
Closed until further notice:
- Berman Park
- Lange Park
- Liberty Park
- Oak Hill Equestrian Park
- Owl Lookout Park
- Palamino Park
- Reflections Park
- Robbins Park Preserve
- Shenandoah Park
- Silver Lake Park
- Sunny Lake Nature Preserve
- Wolf Lake Park
Water and Sewer System
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 will be lower than normal.
Solid Waste Information
Waste Management will continue to operate its normal solid waste schedule for Town of Davie communities. If roadway flooding exceeds 4 inches, Waste Management will not service the street and will come back on the next scheduled date.
The Town is working diligently to get flooded areas resolved. To report flooding in your area, please contact the Public Works & Capital Projects Department at 954-797-1240 or email [email protected], Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
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.
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 THE 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 until further notice.
Click here to view the application.
For more information contact Anna Francis, Event Specialist, 954-829-6922, [email protected] or Simone James, Special Events Coordinator, 954-218-1320, [email protected].
Residents are advised to bring inside any items that can hold standing water, to prevent mosquito breeding after rainfall dissipates. The best protection from mosquito-transmitted diseases is to avoid exposure to mosquitoes.
- Keep doors and windows closed.
- Stay indoors at dusk and dawn.
- Dress in long-sleeved and light-colored clothing in a known mosquito-infested area.
To request spraying in your area, please visit https://www.broward.org/Mosquito/Pages/MosquitoServiceRequest.aspx or call 311 on a mobile device or 954-765-4062 from a landline.
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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