TROPICAL STORM ERIKA RESPONSE

The South Florida Water Management District is actively monitoring Tropical Storm Erika and preparing the regional flood control system to move water from the storm as needed. more information below »
 
Flood control in South Florida is a shared responsibility. The regional SFWMD system of canals and natural waterways connects to community drainage districts and hundreds of smaller neighborhood systems to effectively manage floodwaters during heavy rain.
 
News Release: SFWMD Prepares for Potential Tropical Storm Erika Impacts (Aug. 28) [PDF]
 
AUG. 28 MEDIA BRIEFING
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Presentation: SFWMD Flood Control Mission [PDF]
 
Infographic: What to Expect in Your Neighborhood When It Rains [PDF]
 
SFWMD Web Page: Emergency Management
 
National Hurricane Center: Get the latest Tropical Storm Erika track, conditions and advisories from the National Weather Service National Hurricane Center
 

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Contact Numbers for Local Drainage Districts [PDF]
 
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Tropical Storm Erika. The SFWMD is monitoring and preparing for Erika. The latest storm news from the District is posted above.
   
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SFWMD Prepares for Tropical Storm Erika
In advance of potential heavy rainfall from Tropical Storm Erika, the South Florida Water Management District has prepared the regional flood control system to reduce flooding in South Florida where possible.
 
The District is closely monitoring conditions and regional water levels around the clock. In addition, the SFWMD is coordinating with local government, drainage district and community water managers.
 
The SFWMD's pre-storm preparations also include:
  • Lowering canal levels in key areas to make room for moving water
  • Inspecting key parts of the regional flood control system
  • Ensuring adequate fuel supplies for pump stations and other equipment
     
Please note temporary flooding may occur in swales, yards and driveways. This type of localized flooding is normal after heavy rainfall.



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