Continued Showers and Thunderstorms in the Forecast
The National Weather Service forecast for the next several days continues to call for showers and thunderstorms with a moderate threat of localized flooding. The rain threat is expected to dissipate during the weekend.
The heavy rainfall over South Florida since Tuesday has caused moderate street flooding in areas of east Hollywood, specifically in the Hollywood Lakes neighborhood. Motorists are reminded to use caution when encountering flooded areas. It is best to turn around to avoid driving through these areas. Residents can help with stormwater drainage by making sure storm drains along their streets are clear of brush and debris.
Heavy rainfall during high tides creates additional stormwater management challenges. The City Department of Public Utilities has pumps deployed to assist with drainage. High tides in Hollywood through Friday evening are:
June 8, 2017 – 9:48 p.m.
June 9, 2017 – 9:51 a.m., 10:26 p.m.
The Broward County Mosquito Control Section is spraying some areas of the county to reduce the mosquito larvae population. Crews will conduct ground spraying operations by truck in east Hollywood from 10 p.m. tonight through 6 a.m. tomorrow. The area of spraying is from Sheridan Street to Pembroke Road from Interstate 95 to to Dixie Highway. People living in the area who have registered with the State to be alerted prior to spraying will be notified.
Residents and business owners are also being urged to survey their property to remove any standing water to prevent mosquito breeding, bites and diseases. Broward County Mosquito Control Section also treats areas of the County based on requests received from residents. To request service call 954.765.4062.