SFWMD Prepared to Protect South Florida Communities this Hurricane Season
June 1, 2019
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - With Hurricane season officially starting today, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has been preparing South Florida's massive flood control system over the last several months.
During the annual wet season (typically May 15 - Oct. 15), South Florida typically receives about 36 inches or about 70 percent of its average annual amount of rainfall, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). The cycle of sea breeze systems and daily thunderstorms that are hallmarks of the wet season can sometimes develop much sooner than the official start date.