Sept. 10, 2017

Video: SFWMD Responding to Rainfall from Hurricane Irma
Water managers, pump station crews are working around the clock to operate the regional flood control system
SFWMD meteorologists' forecast for rainfall from Hurricane Irma on Sunday, Sept. 10. Click the image to watch a video update on SFWMD's response to the storm. 

West Palm Beach, FL  -  The South Florida Water Management District is responding to heavy rainfall across its 16-county region from Hurricane Irma to maximize flood protection for South Florida's 8.1 million residents.

SFWMD meteorologists have forecast between 5.5 and 6 inches of rain District-wide on Sunday, Sept. 10. The single-day record is 5.35 inches from Tropical Storm Mitch in November 1998.
SFWMD Chief Engineer John Mitnik provided a video update Sunday morning to detail how water managers are adjusting the regional flood control system to move stormwater runoff and storm surge water as quickly and safely as possible. 
For more updates on SFWMD's Hurricane Irma response:
Media Contact: 
Jerry Eisenband  |    |  Cell: 732-801-6665
The South Florida Water Management District is a regional governmental agency that manages the water resources in the southern part of the state. It is the oldest and largest of the state's five water management districts. Our mission is to protect South Florida's water resources by balancing and improving flood control, water supply, water quality and natural systems.

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