FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEPT. 26, 2022
UPDATE #2: THE TOWN OF DAVIE MONITORS HURRICANE IAN; TOWN OPERATIONS; SOLID WASTE SERVICES; FLOOD SAFETY
Posted at 2:17 p.m.
DAVIE, Fla. - The Town of Davie's Emergency Management staff continues to monitor Hurricane Ian, which may bring heavy rainfall and wind gusts in the coming days. The system is forecasted to impact Davie starting Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. The area may receive significant rainfall resulting in possible local flooding.
The Town will not be distributing sandbags at this time. Residents are urged to remain vigilant and monitor the system's progress and updates to its forecast over the next few days. While the Town is committed to ensuring all persons' safety, we ask our residents to help by reviewing and preparing your emergency plans. Knowing your risk, getting prepared and staying informed are a few steps that one can take.
- All Town operations will continue operating as normally scheduled.
- There are no current cancellations for sports activities and programming. These activities may be postponed as the storm gets closer and the impacts are more pronounced.
- As a proactive measure, the Town's stormwater drainage division continues to inspect and remove debris from storm drains. The Town is also continuing to work with the South Florida Water Management District and Central Broward Water Control District to ensure that the respective water bodies are lowered in anticipation of the potential heavy rainfall.
- Owners of private drainage systems are asked to take the time to evaluate and clear their catch basins, swales and other drainage facilities of potential debris that may cause a blockage of the system. It is possible that during heavy rainfall, street and neighborhood drains may become overwhelmed and cause localized flooding. This type of flooding should dissipate as the rain subsides.
Solid Waste Services
- There are no changes to the solid waste services, including curbside garbage collection and bulk pickup, for today through Wednesday. For residents scheduled to have bulk services on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, please continue to monitor the Town's communication mediums for any impacts on this service due to the hurricane.
- Residents should refrain from cutting trees or doing additional landscaping projects until after this storm passes.
If You Experience Flooding in Your Home
Given the rainfall and potential flooding that may occur in our area, tips to consider should you experience flooding in your home include:
- 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 as there may be sewage in the water so use good hygiene if you touch it.
- The Town does not pump water out of private properties or residences.
- Leave your wet or damaged items in the residence until the event is over and the water subsides.
- For insurance purposes, consider documenting everything that is damaged. If possible, make a list and take photos – this is best done once the flooding has stopped and the water has receded.
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, other wildlife, broken glass or 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.
Hurricane Preparedness Tips
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 daily 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 baby items 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 visit www.davie-fl.gov/DaviePrepares.
To stay up to date on the latest updates regarding this weather phenomenon and its impact on Davie, please register for news and announcements and ensure your information is updated in the Town's emergency alerting system, Everbridge.
Leona Henry, Intergovernmental Affairs Manager
Sussette Rodriguez, Public Relations Coordinator
Ariana Briceno, Public Relations Assistant