Before the storm: Know who to contact for flooding information

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSHurricane Season 2018St. Johns River Water Management District Previous articleApopka Burglary ReportNext articleThey ran INTO the fire: Apopka remembers 9/11 first responders Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Hurricane Season 2018From the St. John’s River Water Management DistrictAs we enter into the peak of hurricane season, we want all residents to have access to the information they need to keep themselves, their families and their communities safe. Florida is especially vulnerable to flooding, given its location and many waterways, and that means Floridians must plan and prepare to weather the inevitable storms. With many parts of Florida saturated from recent rainfall, the St. Johns River Water Management District is working to give homeowners the tools they need to prepare, with easy-to-access information for flood contacts and detailed hydrologic data.“Storms are a part of life in the Sunshine State, but with proper planning, we can be ready for many of their impacts,” said St. Johns River Water Management District Executive Director Dr. Ann Shortelle. “Cooperation among local government entities, the district and residents can make a major difference in protecting lives and structures throughout the district when a storm event occurs.”The district’s webpage, www.sjrwmd.com/localgovernments/flooding/, is a reliable one-stop resource for flood information and links to flood statements and warnings, river stages, and local government emergency contacts in the district’s 18-county region. The webpage links to the National Weather Service, Florida Division of Emergency Management and the U.S. Geological Survey’s interactive map of current conditions in the state. You’ll find the latest information on water levels to help you stay informed.Local governments shoulder much of the responsibility when it comes to flood protection and are the primary entities responsible for state-of-emergency declarations, evacuations and rescue efforts during flood-related disasters. If you are experiencing flooding, your first contact should be your local government. You’ll find that contact information on our website as well. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more