Parts of Broward County received historic levels of rain, in some areas more than 25 inches of rain fell, and that caused major flooding across the county. Governor DeSantis signed Executive Order 23-65 (Emergency Management – Broward County Flooding), declaring a state of emergency for Broward County due to the severe flooding and rainfall.
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced the activation of the Business Damage Assessment Survey to measure the physical and economic impacts of the flooding event since Tuesday on our local businesses. Survey responses will assist the state in accelerating recovery efforts by providing data on the needs of affected businesses. Local businesses are encouraged to complete the survey online by visiting www.FloridaDisaster.biz and selecting “Broward County Flooding” from the dropdown menu. If you or your commercial establishments 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.
For those impacted by flooding, The American Red Cross has opened an emergency shelter. Workers are prepared to provide warm meals, a safe place to sleep and emotional support for those with immediate, disaster-caused needs. The Red Cross shelter is located at: Holiday Park 1150 G. Martin Drive in Ft. Lauderdale. Please contact the American Red Cross before you go to the shelter to determine availability by calling 561-907-6668 or visiting www.redcross.org/southflorida
The mission of the Long Term Recovery Coalition of Broward County is to achieve efficient, effective long-term disaster recovery by coordinating and collaboration among its members in order to address the unmet needs of the community. The LTRC also prioritizes communication to its membership throughout the year in an effort to ensure that the entire disaster continuum is part of a coordinated effort in Broward.