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Rain From TS Philippe Causes Big Florida Sewage Spill



    Tropical Storm Philippe Damages Neighborhood

    Tropical Storm Philippe caused some damage throughout South Florida. For NBC 6, Andrea Cruz reports from Southwest Miami-Dade.

    (Published Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017)

    Authorities say more than 1.2 million gallons of sewage overflowed at a Palm Beach County plant because of heavy rains from Tropical Storm Philippe.

    The Palm Beach Post reports that the spill happened at a regional treatment plant that serves the cities of Palm Beach, West Palm Beach and Lake Worth. Officials say about six inches (15 centimeters) of rain fell in the area around the plant when Philippe swept near the area Saturday.

    Authorities say the plant was overwhelmed by the rains and spilled the treated sewage over its containment chambers and into a retention pond.

    Plant workers chlorinated the mess and cleaned and disinfected the plant's chambers.

    Tornado Makes Landfall in SW Miami-Dade

    [MI] Tornado Makes Landfall in SW Miami-Dade

    A tornado touched down in Southwest Miami-Dade Saturday afternoon.

    (Published Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017)

    Officials say sampling was conducted to make sure fecal bacterial counts were within proper limits.

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