STATE OF EMERGENCY
On April 13th, Mayor Josh Levy declared a local state of emergency due to the flooding rains, this aligns with Broward County and the Governor's emergency declarations.
FEMA DISASTER ASSISTANCE
President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Florida and ordered Federal aid to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding from April 12 to April 14, 2023. The President’s action makes Federal funding available to affected individuals in Broward County. Residents and business owners who sustained losses in the recent flood can apply for assistance at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362). Click here for additional information.
HOME DAMAGE ASSESSMENT
As assessments of flood damage continue City-wide. You can do your part to assist teams by providing the latest information on the status of your property. By participating in the County's Home Damage Assessment Program, you are helping to quickly identifying areas of devastation in the County.
Simply log on and select one of the photos that best represents the condition of your home for damage level. You can also call 3-1-1 to phone in a damage assessment report.
You will be asked to provide your street address, city and zip code, and the number of the picture that best represents the level of damage.
With this tool, resident reports can provide a critical indication of where major damage has occurred. Please know, these reports do not constitute a request for individual assistance and do not replace the normal grid-by-grid assessments performed by assessment teams.
BUSINESS DAMAGE ASSESSMENT
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) has activated a Business Damage Assessment Survey to measure the physical and economic impacts of Wednesday’s flood event impacting local businesses. Survey responses will assist the state in accelerating recovery efforts by providing data on the needs of affected businesses. Hollywood business owners are encouraged to participated in this survey. The sooner this information is gathered, the sooner the state will be able to assess what assistance will be available. Visit www.FloridaDisaster.biz and click on the “Business Damage Assessment Survey Broward County Flooding” to complete the online form.
If you need additional assistance, please call (850) 815-4925 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or email ESF18@EM.MyFlorida.com.
RESIDENT FLOOD DAMAGE REPORTING
In an effort to better understand changing flood patterns, Broward County is gathering photos to document the frequency and extent of flooding from either heavy rainfall or high tides throughout the County. Residents can report flooding and upload photos at Flooding.Broward.org. Residents can also view county-wide flood reports.
DRAIN TO PREVENT MOSQUITOES
After heavy rains, pesky mosquitoes can find even more opportunity to breed. Help fight the bite by following some simple tips to reduce mosquito breeding:
- Drain water from garbage cans, house gutters, pool covers, coolers, toys, flowerpots, or any other containers where rainwater has collected.
- Discard old tires, drums, bottles, cans, pots and pans, broken appliances, and other items that aren’t being used. Have them out to your curb or alley by 7:00 a.m. on Monday morning for collection.
- Empty and clean birdbaths and your pet’s water bowls at least once or twice a week.
- Protect boats and vehicles from rain with tarps that don’t accumulate water.
- Maintain the chemistry in your swimming pool to ensure water balance. Empty plastic pools when not in use.
- Repair broken screens on windows, doors, porches, and patios.
- Cover your skin when you have to be outside when mosquitoes are active.
- Apply mosquito repellent to bare skin and clothing. Repellents with DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, para-methane-diol, and IR3535 are effective.
The Broward County Mosquito Control Division sprays areas with reported concentrations of mosquitoes, frequently checks known mosquito breeding sites, treats standing water and sprays in areas requested by residents. To request mosquito spraying in your neighborhood, please use the online Mosquito Spray Request Form or call Broward County at 954.765.4062.