Five Steps You Can Take to Prepare for Hurricane Season
Your South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) works year-round to protect communities from flooding and ensure South Florida’s primary flood control system is ready for storms. June is Flood Control Awareness Month, and SFWMD encourages you to learn more about flood control.
Did you know?Flood control is a shared responsibility between SFWMD, local governments, drainage districts, homeowner associations and you.
Five things you can do
to prepare for the wet season:
1.) Make sure drainage
grates, ditches and swales in your neighborhood are clear of debris.
2.) Trim your trees
and remove dead vegetation in your yard. DO NOT trim trees if a major storm
is in the forecast.
3.) Check your
community retention pond or lake for obstructed pipes and contact the
appropriate authority for removal (could be your HOA, city, county, or local