Miami-Dade County Urges Residents to Practice Water Safety Following Potential Tropical Cyclone One
Heavy rainfall associated with Potential Tropical Cyclone One resulted in flooding in areas across Miami-Dade.
Miami-Dade County urges residents to take the following actions to stay safe and help protect our community's water following the storm:
- Avoid standing water: Do not walk or drive into flooded areas. Water may be deeper than it appears, hiding debris and other hazards such as sharp objects, washed out road surfaces, wires, chemicals, etc.
- Keep manhole covers closed. Opening manhole covers can temporarily alleviate the local flood impact, but it introduces additional water to the sewer system and can cause overflows.
- Decrease water consumption to the extent possible while the storm and flooding are ongoing, to lessen the burden on the wastewater system.
- If you see something, say something:
- Report flooding in your neighborhood by dialing 311 in Miami-Dade, and report damages to your home or property via the Neighborhood Damage Assessment Form online or by calling 311.
- Report plumes from stormwater systems or any other environmental issues on the Bay by calling 311 or emailing [email protected]
- Be aware of the No-Swim Advisory issued for the area from Bill Baggs State Park, North to the Venetian Causeway, from the mainland to the west to the beaches on the east, as a result of localized sanitary sewer overflows.
"Potential Tropical Cyclone One was an important reminder to our community that the time is now to get prepared for hurricane season," said Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. "Your safety is our number one priority, and we urge residents to follow basic precautions and practice common sense to stay safe and help us protect our waterways as water levels subside."