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Posted on: April 13, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Flooding Update

Flooding Update

The City of Hollywood remains in a flood warning until 8 a.m. on Friday and a Flood watch until noon on Friday. The forecast is calling for conditions to improve, however some showers are still expected and the risk of flooding remains elevated due to ground saturation from the heavy rains that have occurred this week, including more than 17" inches of rain falling in the past day. On April 13th, Mayor Josh Levy declared a local state of emergency due to the flooding rains.

Residents are advised to stay off the roadways, Broadwalk & beach to continue to allow for cleanup & recovery efforts. 

Please do not call 911 unless it is a true, life-threatening emergency. Be sure to stay tuned to a trusted news provider, like the National Weather Service, for the latest information.


Crews continue to clear storm drains, monitor operation of pumps and deploy additional pumps in heavily flooded areas. 

WastePro garbage collection will resume on a normal schedule on Friday, April 14th.

The regular parking fees will resume at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, April 14th at the four public parking garages. To avoid incurring a parking fee, please remove your vehicle BEFORE 9:00 a.m.

Hollywood Beach Garages
Garfield Garage - 300 Connecticut Street
Nebraska Garage - 327 Nebraska Street

Downtown Hollywood Garages
Van Buren Garage - 251 S 20th Ave.
Radius Garage - 251 N 19th Ave.

All Broward County Public Schools and District offices will remain closed on Friday, April 14, 2023. All afterschool activities, events, and extracurricular activities are also cancelled. 


  • Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is closed until Friday, April 14th
  • All Broward County Libraries are closed on Thursday, April 13th
  • Several County facilities experienced impacts from recent flooding and some services are not available today. Call before you go.


  • Call 911 if floodwater impacts your home and creates an emergency situation such as a fire.
  • Report a storm water issue by calling 954.921.3046. This is the same number to call to report issues after hours, on weekends and holidays.
  • Report street-level flooding that makes roads impassable by calling 954.764.4357.
  • Motorists should not attempt to drive through flooded areas. Remember, "Turn Around, Don't Drown."
  • Use caution with electrical appliances, electrical cords and outlets if floodwaters have entered your home.
  • Residents should not wade in standing flood water, which can contain contaminants. Following a heavy storm, sharp debris and other items from overturned garbage bins could be hidden in the water and cause injury. Standing water also may contain harmful bacteria that could cause infection. Children and pets should not be allowed to play in flood water.
  • Residents should prepare to notify their homeowner’s insurance providers if they experience flood damage and seek their advice on documenting the damage and drying out your home. The same applies for contacting your vehicle insurance provider if you find your vehicle has been damaged.

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