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Stay safe during heavy rainfall
June 7, 2017 — Fire Rescue


The Miami-Dade County Office of Emergency Management is issuing flood safety reminders due to the heavy rainfall and flooding forecast through the evening of Friday, June 9.    

The National Weather Service is forecasting heavy rain, 2-4 inches, with higher isolated local amounts. The possibility of severe thunderstorms cannot be ruled out.

Heavy rainfall on top of already saturated conditions may lead to flooding in some urban and poor drainage areas. Some roadways could become impassible.

Visit the National Weather Service website for forecast information specific to your area.

Flood safety tips:

  • Do not drive through a flooded area: Don't drive around road barriers, or through large puddles. Hidden debris may be just under the surface that could disable your car.
  • Stay away from downed power lines and electrical wires: Electrocution is also a major killer in floods. Electrical currents can travel through water. Report downed power lines to Florida Power and Light's customer service number at 305-442-8770.
  • Do not play in standing water: If water is stagnant for extended periods, there is a potential for contamination. Playing or remaining in standing water should be avoided.
  • Monitor media: Continue monitoring local media or verified social media platforms for the latest updates and advisories.

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