FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUGUST 12, 2021
TROPICAL DEPRESSION FRED UPDATE #1
DAVIE MONITORS TROPICAL DEPRESSION FRED
DAVIE, Fla. - The Town of Davie is currently monitoring Tropical Depression Fred. Beginning Friday, August 13, 2021, southern Florida is anticipated to start receiving heavy rainfall through the weekend. South Florida is expected to receive 6-8 inches of rain resulting in possible local flooding, wind gusts, and a marginal chance of tornadic activities. At this time, there are no watches or warnings issued for South Florida.
There are currently no changes to the Town’s municipal operations including office or park hours.
As a proactive measure, the Town's Stormwater Drainage Division continues to inspect and remove debris from storm drains in areas prone to flooding. The Town will continue to work with local water management districts to ensure that canals are assessed and addressed as needed.
Residents and visitors are advised to continue to monitor forecast updates and ensure that hurricane preparedness plans are in place.
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
Solid Waste Services and Landscaping
- Currently, there are no changes to the bulk and trash services.
- Do not put bulk items out before an approaching storm.
- Residents should refrain from cutting trees or doing additional landscaping projects until after this storm passes.
- Solid/commingled and recyclable materials should be properly secured in a safe, sheltered location.
- Due to the potential for storm force winds, contractors should secure loose items or equipment that could become projectiles or be damaged by high winds.
If you have experienced flooding in your home:
Given the potential rainfall through Monday, flooding is possible in our area. Tips to consider should you experience 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.
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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