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South Florida Water Management District prepares for Tropical Storm Eta

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Posted at 4:55 PM, Nov 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 16:55:27-05

SOUTH FLORIDA — The South Florida Water Management District says it is prepared for any potentially heavy rain that comes to the area because of Tropical Storm Eta.

The system is projected to approach South Florida over the weekend.

They are urging people to prepare for a lot of rainfall.

SFWMD has also reduced potential flooding by lowering canals based on forecasts, staffing pump stations and control rooms to manage water.

They are also coordinating responses with local governments and drainage district, monitoring and adjusting flood protection gates and pumps.

SFWMD is planning to store excess stormwater using projects and infrastructure.

They want to remind people to secure items outside that might blow away or clog storm drains.

You can find more guidance for your county online.