SFWMD Preparing Regional Flood Control System for Forecasted Rainfall from Tropical Wave
July 31, 2019
West Palm Beach, FL - The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is preparing the regional flood control system to handle heavy local rainfall expected from a tropical wave approaching South Florida this week.
"We are always working year round to keep our regional flood control system prepared as we continue to watch developing conditions so we can spring into action when needed to protect communities and the environment," said SFWMD Interim Assistant Executive Director and Chief Engineer John Mitnik. "Not just with this approaching tropical wave, but also with the heart of hurricane season approaching, now is a good time for residents to do their part by ensuring their storm drains and swales are clear of debris and also to familiarize themselves with what agency provides local drainage for their property."
The storm system is forecasted to drop as much as 4-6 inches of rain across some areas of the District by Sunday as the storm passes by South Florida.