Emergency-Update-2020

The City of Miramar is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Eta. 

November 14, 2020 PM Update


  • Water has receded throughout the community and there are no reports of flooding issues, with the exception of Country Club Ranches (CCR).  Please see below for updates/reminders:
    • The water has been receding; however, flooding remains a concern for some of the streets adjacent to canals.  
    • The City continues to work with South Broward Drainage District (SBDD) to alleviate flooding issues in CCR. 
    • SBDD continues to pump canals—all pumps are actively in full operation.
    • Residents can expect to see the water levels recede at a very slow, steady pace over the next several days to a week.
  • Broward County Water and Wastewater Services (BCWWS) has advised that the Precautionary Boil Water Notification that was issued on November 10th for service connections near 216 SW 67thWay has been rescinded.
    • Testing has affirmed that the water is safe to drink.
  • All Parks and Recreation facilities are open and have returned to normal operations, with the exception of the park located in the Country Club Ranches community.
  • No reports of any water or sewer related issues.

November 12, 2020 PM Update

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COMMUNITY IMPACT:

  • South Florida is forecast to receive more rain from the outer bands of TS Eta, which made landfall on Florida’s Gulf Coast early Thursday, with some parts of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area looking at the possibility of more than two feet of rain in total from Eta. While most rainfall will not be excessively heavy, most of it will not be able to drain and could worsen ongoing flooding problems. Rain chances will slowly trend down into the weekend.
  • The City of Miramar continues to monitor flooded areas. Please review interactive flood map through this link .  Water has been receding throughout the community, even with the additional rainfall today.
    • Country Club Ranches (CCR): The water has been receding; however, flooding remains a concern for some of the streets adjacent to canals. The City continues to work with South Broward Drainage District (SBDD) to alleviate flooding issues in this community. 
    • Signage is prevalent throughout the community to warn of the dangers of trying to traverse the streets that are submerged. 
  • Broward County Water and Wastewater Services (BCWWS) has advised that there is a Boil Water Notice for twelve (12) service connections experienced an interruption of water service due to a broken four (4) inch water main in the area of 216 SW 67th Way (unincorporated Broward).
    • BCWWS provided all residents with the precautionary boil water notice and it will remain in effect until testing affirms that the water is safe to drink.
  • Senior Food Distribution will follow normal operations tomorrow, Friday, Nov 13th.
  • Miramar Regional Park is expected to reopen tomorrow, Friday Nov, 13th, unless expected inclement weather conditions impact current water levels—rendering the park unsafe to patrons.
  • SBDD continues to pump canals—all pumps are actively in full operation. Residents can expect to see the water levels recede at a very slow, steady pace over the next several days to a week.

November 11, 2020 PM Update

COMMUNITY IMPACT:

  • TS Eta is now weakening after briefly becoming a hurricane this morning in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and is headed toward a Florida landfall with heavy rainfall, gusty winds, storm surge and isolated tornadoes to portions of the Florida Peninsula.
    • The hurricane watch for portions of Tampa Bay has been cancelled.
    • The Lower Keys may see gusts beyond 40 mph, and the rest South Florida will see occasional bursts to 30 mph.
    • Because Eta is now a better-organized storm, it will likely tuck its rain bands closer to itself. This means isolated showers for Dade/Broward/Upper Keys, with the bands likely in the Middle and Lower Keys.
    • A Flood Watch remains in effect for Dade and Broward through 7PM this evening, though there is a chance this gets extended.
    • Miramar can expect thunderstorms with heavy rain until Friday morning.
  • The City continues to monitor flooded areas throughout.  Water has been receding throughout the community, which is alleviating flood issues.
  • Country Club Ranches (CCR): Please see below for noteworthy updates/reminders:
    • Flooding continues to be a major issue on the streets adjacent to canals.
    • Signage is prevalent throughout the community to warn of the dangers of trying to traverse the streets that are submerged.  
    • The City will continue to follow-up with the residents and South Broward Drainage District (SBDD) to assist residents.
  • Broward County Water and Wastewater Services (BCWWS) has advised that there is a Boil Water Notice for twelve (12) service connections experienced an interruption of water service due to a broken four (4) inch water main in the area of 216 SW 67thWay (unincorporated Broward).
    • BCWWS provided all residents with the precautionary boil water notice and it will remain in effect until testing affirms that the water is safe to drink.

 

REMINDERS:

  • Food distribution will be done as usual with a redesigned route due to flooding at Miramar Regional Park tomorrow 
  • SBDD continues to pump canals; however, they are experiencing challenges due to the overwhelming amount of rain. Pumps are actively in full operation.  

November 10, 2020 PM Update

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COMMUNITY IMPACT:

  • Tropical Storm Eta is expected to continue bringing thunderstorms and heavy rainfalls throughout the night within city boundaries.
  • Feeding South Florida food distribution will be done as usual with a redesigned route due to flooding at Miramar Regional Park on Thursday Nov 12th .
  • Bulk pickup is back on schedule.
  • Broward County Water and Wastewater Services (BCWWS) has advised that there is a Boil Water Notice for twelve (12) service connections experienced an interruption of water service due to a broken four (4) inch water main in the area of 216 SW 67th Way (unincorporated Broward).
    • BCWWS will communicate with residents regarding the Boil Water Notice.
    • The precautionary boil water notice will remain in effect until testing affirms that the water is safe to drink.
  • We continue to monitor flooded areas throughout the City.  Please see below for updates:
    • SBDD continues to pump canals; however, they are experiencing challenges due to the overwhelming amount of rain. Pumps are actively in full operation. 
    • Country Club Ranches (CCR) steps taken so far:
      • VMS Boards were setup several locations reflecting messages saying: “Dangerous Flooding” “Canals Not Visible” “Use Caution”.
      • Garbage collection impacted – Waste Pro will experience challenges servicing this area.  May be postponed until it is safe to resume operations. In the interim, the city requested that dumpsters be placed in strategic positions for residents who cannot place garbage outside their residences  
      • Please sign up for alerts via AlertMiramar at miramarfl.gov/notifyme for emergency notifications.  
      • City reached  out to the Broward County Mosquito Unit to address standing water issues throughout the community.  They will test the waters to determine when it’ll be the best time to treat the area.

November 10, 2020 AM Update

City Operations:

  • City operations resumed today, without any issues.

Community Impact:

  • Tropical Storm Eta is expected to continue bringing tropical storm wind gusts until midday along with heavy rain within the boundaries of the City of Miramar.
  • Broward County Public Schools campuses and administrative offices will be open and will operate at their regular schedule today. Miramar schools are opened except:
    • Somerset Central closed due to flooding.
    • Everglades HS has no power and sending staff home.
    • Fairway and New Renaissance has staff on campus closed to students due to flooding. 
  • Staff continues to monitor flooded areas and will provide an update in this afternoon’s report.
    • SBDD is pumping canals; however, they are experiencing challenges due to the overwhelming amount of rain. Pumps are actively in full operation.
    • Country Club Ranches Update:
      • Canals have crested on streets adjacent to canals - residents experiencing issues getting out of the area.
      • Garbage collection impacted – Waste Pro will experience challenges servicing this area.  May be postponed until it is safe to resume operations.
      • Staff will convene a meeting at the location this morning to meet with the community’s association president to discuss the situation.
  • VMS Boards were setup on 129th and 138th and 136th avenues to inform residents about the dangers of traversing the area.
  • COVID-19 testing site opened today at VEHYEC, closed for MRP due to flooding
  • Most Parks reopened today, with restricted use where necessary due to flooding and/or leaks.
  • Miramar Regional Park (MRP) is closed due to flooding.
    • Lakes overflowed onto the roadways and there are a large number of snakes throughout the park
  • Country Club Ranches park unable to open due to flooding and staff’s inability to check the site.
  • MRP Amphitheater Canopy Update: Vendor completed assessment.
    • Flapping issue due to a rusted connection point.  Vendor will complete a thorough examination of other connection points to determine if replacement is needed.
  • Community Shuttle Bus Service resumed normal operating hours today.
  • Solid waste collection is functioning well throughout the community (except for Country Club Ranches)—no issues reported.
  • Bulk pick-up still being delayed due to facility closure routes. Staff will follow up and advise residents of any updates.
    • Vendor looking at another alternative options to complete services as soon as possible.
  • Senior meal delivery resumed this morning.
  • Staff created a GIS-driven, interactive map to detail flooding throughout the community.  Please click on the below image or link, https://arcg.is/19uKHO, to access the map:

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November 9, 2020 PM Update

City Operations:

  • City operations suspended due to TS Eta will resume on Tuesday, November 10th.

Community Impact:

  • The National Weather Service (NWS) has lifted the Tropical Storm Warning for Broward County. 
    • NWS will maintain a Flood Warning in Broward County until 9 PM, with the possibility of an extension. 
    • Future heavy rainfall is NOT forecasted at this time; however, residents should expect additional rain bands.
  • FPL had 290 customer reported outages and restored 6,838 customers.
  • Broward County Transit fixed routes and Paratransit services resumed at noon Monday, and Express Bus Service will resume Tuesday morning. For more information, visit Broward.org/BCT. Several municipalities have suspended Community Shuttle service.
  • Broward County Highway & Bridges Maintenance Division is actively working flooded areas and checking bridges and other county infrastructure. Street sweepers have been deployed.
  • The City’s initial assessment shows widespread flooding, particularly in the Historic Miramar area.  Pumps are operational— staff is working closely with the South Broward Drainage District (SBDD) to alleviate the flooding issues as quickly as possible.  SBDD facilities are operating at a normal pace.
    • Heavy flooding has been reported in the following areas:
      • All areas East of University Drive, with concentrations in:
      • Median of Island Drive, South of Miramar Parkway
      • Areas of Sunshine Boulevard
      • Country Club Ranches
      • Currently experiencing severe flooding.
      • Staff is working on a targeted public information campaign to assist residents with navigating this area.
  • COVID-19 Testing sites will reopen tomorrow, Tuesday, November 10th.
  • Parks will reopen tomorrow, with restricted use where necessary due to flooding and/or leaks.
  • Solid waste was collected today 
  • Bulk pick-up routes scheduled for today will be collected tomorrow, as the facility was closed today. 
  • Community Shuttle Bus Service will resume tomorrow.
  • Broward County Public School campuses and administrative offices will be open and will operate at their regular schedule on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.

November 9, 2020 AM Update

Sand Distribution

The City of Miramar has a small inventory of sand available at the Multi-Service Complex for residents who still need sand, while supplies last. 

Multi-Service Complex, 6700 Miramar Pkwy, Miramar, FL 33023, parking lot

Maximum of 6 per household / Miramar resident / proof of ID required / Please follow CDC guidelines: wear a mask and maintain social distance.

City Operations:

  • Non-emergency operations are suspended Monday, November 9th.
  • Non-essential City offices will be opened on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.

Community Impact:

  • Miramar Rainfall: 15.79”. Note, this is the highest reported rainfall amount in Broward County.
  • COVID-19 Testing sites remain closed today, Monday, November 9th.
  • Regular garbage and recycle services on scheduled today, November 9th but may be interrupted due to flooding issues. 
  • Scheduled bulk pick up has been pushed back a day as the facility is closed due to flooding. 
  • Power outages have been prevalent throughout the community; however, most outages have been restored by FPL.
  • Community Shuttle Bus Service will be suspended today due to flooding.
  • The City’s initial assessment shows widespread flooding, particularly in the Historic Miramar area.  Pumps are operational; staff is working closely with the South Broward Drainage District to alleviate the flooding issues as quickly as possible.
  • No sewage issues reported—all plants operating at optimal pace.
  • Community Services staff conducting call-downs of all senior clients.
  • The Park and Ride I-95 Service at Ansin and Miramar Regional are cancelled today, but expect to resume operations as usual tomorrow. 
  • Schools are closed today, Monday, November 9th including Miramarvels Early Childhood program. 
  • Shelters have NOT been activated.
  • Meals on Wheels weekly delivery of 7-day meal boxes will be postponed until return to normal operations.

Parks and Recreation:

  • Parks closed will remain closed through Monday: This includes facilities, pools and parks. 
  • All loose items and equipment were secured. 
  • Pool water levels were lowered to make due for excess rainfall.
  • Office equipment has been covered to protect from any possible roof leaks.
  • Sandbags were placed at facilities where needed. 
  • FPL trucks will be staging at Regional Park if necessary.

Broward:

  • All non-emergency County Government business operations will be closed on Monday.
  • There will be no Express Bus Service on Monday.
  • Highway and bridge maintenance crews have been working to prepare County infrastructure and the South Florida Water Management District has been closely monitoring and managing canals. All bridges (FDOT- and County-operated) went into the “locked down” position at 2PM Sunday.
  • Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and North Perry Airport are operating normally, but passengers are encouraged to call their airline to check for any flight cancellations.
  • The U.S. Coast Guard has placed Port Everglades at “Condition Zulu,” which means all waterfront activity has ceased. Petroleum trucks will continue to operate until 5PM Sunday.

November 8, 2020 Update

Please find below information on closures and suspension of services:

  • City has not issued an Emergency Declaration.
  • Non-essential City offices will be closed on Monday, November 9, 2020.
  • State issued an Executive Order – 20-277 – Declaration of Emergency for South Florida Counties.
  • Broward County remains under a local State of Emergency, a Tropical Storm Warning and Flood Watch. Portions of Broward County east of I-95 remain under a Hurricane Watch. Sustained winds of 74 miles per hour are possible.
  • Eta is a large storm system that is expected to bring heavy rain bands and strong wind gusts.
  • Localized flooding is likely and isolated tornados are possible. Damage to trees, power lines, fences, and patios, but structural damage possible in strongest wind areas
  • Residents are encouraged to participate in the Home Damage Assessment Program at Broward.org/Hurricane, to assist first responders in making Rapid Impact Assessments of damages in the community.
  • Rapid Impact Assessment results may result in the need for sheltering services.
  • There have been no storm-related power outages thus far.

Community Impact:

  • COVID-19 Testing sites closed thru Monday, November 9th. Sites are expected to begin reopening on Tuesday, November 10th.
  • Schools are closed for Monday, November 9th. Currently. Miramarvels Early Childhood program reflects BCPS. 
  • Shelters have NOT been activated.
  • Community Shuttle Bus Service will be suspended for ½ a day on Monday (6:00 AM-12:00 PM). Services will resume at 12:30 PM.
  • Meals on Wheels weekly delivery of 7-day meal boxes will be postponed until return to normal operations.
  • Non-emergency operations will be suspended tomorrow, Monday, November 9th.
  • The City has not shown widespread flooding issues as of Sunday evening and continue to monitor storm drains in known problem areas. Residents are urged to call 954-602-help to report ant flooding concerns. 
  • The City provided sand bags on Saturday, November 7th, and Sunday, November 8th.
  • The City has staged water pumps in known flooding areas (Island Dr./Grenada/Sunshine Blvd.)
  • Trash and recycle collections remain on schedule. The Bulk Disposal facility is closed due to severe flooding. Bulk pick up will resume tomorrow. This means regular bulk  pickup schedule will be pushed back by one day until caught up. 

Parks and Recreation:

  • Parks closed will remain closed through Monday: This includes facilities, pools and parks. 
  • All loose items and equipment were secured. 
  • Pool water levels were lowered to make due for excess rainfall.
  • Office equipment has been covered to protect from any possible roof leaks.
  • Sandbags were placed at facilities where needed. 
  • FPL trucks will be staging at Regional Park if necessary.

Broward:

  • All non-emergency County Government business operations will be closed on Monday.
  • Broward County Transit and Paratransit operations will resume at 12-noon, Monday, November 9th. There will be no Express Bus Service on Monday.
  • Highway and bridge maintenance crews have been working to prepare County infrastructure and the South Florida Water Management District has been closely monitoring and managing canals. All bridges (FDOT- and County-operated) went into the “locked down” position at 2PM Sunday.
  • Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and North Perry Airport are operating normally, but passengers are encouraged to call their airline to check for any flight cancellations.
  • The U.S. Coast Guard has placed Port Everglades at “Condition Zulu,” which means all waterfront activity has ceased. Petroleum trucks will continue to operate until 5PM Sunday.

For more information, please visit our social media pages @CityofMiramar or call 954-602-HELP (4357) to report any flooding concerns.