South Florida Water Management District prepares for heavy rains heading our way
MIAMI – The South Florida H2o Management District is getting ready for the storms heading to South Florida.
They have crews manning all 77 pumps in our spot.
A spokesperson for the district said the pumping station in Davie, in close proximity to Griffin Highway and 441 provides flooding reduction for much more than 350,000 persons in Broward County.
They are pumping billions of gallons of h2o out of that canal and other individuals like it to make guaranteed there is room for storm runoff.
All the h2o being released is heading into the Ocean. This same course of action is occurring at dozens of other pumps in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach front Counties.
Randy Smith, with South Florida Water Management District mentioned they’ve been planning and working with corresponding counties in advance of time so everyone’s flood regulate units are all set to go.
“In a condition where you have an outstanding amount of money of rain in an isolated area in a small sum of time – that is possibly the most difficult to mitigate the flooding difficulties with. But if you have 4-8 inches about 36-48 hrs most everyone’s flood manage technique is ready to deal with that,” reported Smith.
In the course of the day and all through the weekend crews will be stationed at pumps in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. They explained they are prepared for the storms to appear.