SFWMD Fully Prepared for Hurricane Dorian
District continues close monitoring of forecasts and conditions to ensure flood protection for 8.7 million residents as storm approaches
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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.
- South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Executive Director Drew Bartlett provided an update on Hurricane Dorian at 3:30 p.m. today. Director Bartlett reported the South Florida regional flood protection system is fully prepared to handle heavy rainfall and encouraged South Floridians to be ready for Hurricane Dorian.
To ensure proper neighborhood drainage, the public is encouraged to secure all loose items near canals and ensure local ditches and drains are clear of debris. SFWMD-managed lands and navigation locks remain closed in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian.
Emergency Operations Center (EOC) remains at the Enhanced Monitoring level.
SFWMD will continue to keep the public updated on its emergency operations and flood control efforts as Hurricane Dorian approaches.
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Flood control in South Florida is a shared responsibility between the District, which operates the regional flood control system, and local drainage districts, municipalities and homeowners associations that operate the primary and secondary drainage systems that move flood waters away from homes and neighborhoods. Residents throughout South Florida can find what local agency to contact about flooding concerns based on their address by visiting the District's Flood Control website at