FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NOV. 8, 2022
UPDATE #2: DAVIE CONDUCTS PRECAUTIONARY STORM MEASURES AHEAD OF SUBTROPICAL STORM NICOLE
DAVIE, Fla. - The Town of Davie and its emergency response partners are taking normal, pre-storm precautionary measures in preparation of Subtropical Storm Nicole, such as ensuring roadways are cleared of debris that could block storm drains and lowering canal and lake levels to accommodate anticipated rainfall.
It is important not to focus on the exact track of Nicole since it is expected to be a large storm with hazardous conditions beyond its center and cone. Residents are urged to remain vigilant over the next few days and monitor the system's progress and forecast updates. For our area, a Hurricane Watch remains in effect.
Subtropical Storm Nicole is likely to produce heavy rainfall by Wednesday night and Thursday across Davie. Other weather conditions associated with the storm include deteriorating marine conditions, flooding and gusty winds.
- There are no changes to the Town’s normal municipal operations. Any changes will be posted to our communication platforms.
- As a proactive measure, the Town's stormwater drainage division will continue to inspect and remove debris from storm drains.
- Parks will remain open at this time.
- There are currently no current cancellations for sports activities and programming. These activities may be postponed as the storm gets closer and we start to feel its impact.
- The Town will not be distributing sandbags at this time.
Solid Waste Services and Landscaping
- Currently, there are no changes to the solid waste services including curbside garbage collection and bulk pickup for this week.
- Residents residing in Bulk Zones 9 and 10, please continue to monitor the Town for any changes to the bulk schedule before putting items out for collection this week.
- Residents should refrain from cutting trees or doing additional landscaping projects until after this storm passes as changes to schedule may occur last minute due to the storm’s impact and severity.
- 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.
- Due to the inclement weather, contractors should secure loose items or equipment that could become projectiles or be damaged because of the weather system.
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.
- 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 visit www.davie-fl.gov/DaviePrepares.
There are multiple ways to register and stay informed about important information from the Town of Davie before, during and after an emergency event:
Residents are encouraged to monitor trusted news providers such as the National Weather Service Miami and the National Hurricane Center for the latest information.
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
Ariana Briceno, Public Relations Assistant