Several cities across South Florida will be distributing sandbags to residents ahead of the expected weekend arrival of what is now Potential Tropical Cyclone One.
Miami will be distributing sandbags at both Grapeland Park (1550 NW 37th Avenue) and Little Haiti Soccer Park (315 NE 62 Street) from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The city of Fort Lauderdale will distribute free sandbags at Mills Pond Park (2201 NW 9th Avenue) from 8 a.m. to noon. The city of Pompano Beach will also distribute free bags to residents with proof of residency from 8 a.m. to noon at 1660 NE 10th Street with a maximum of 10 bags per home.
Lauderhill will give out free sand bags on a first come, first served basis from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Veterans Park (7600 NW 50th Street) and Wolk Park (1080 NW 42nd Way). Proof of residency is required.
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Oakland Park will provide free, pre-filled bags while supplies last at 5100 NE 12th Terrance. Proof of residency is required. Hialeah will hand out free bags to residents from noon to 8 p.m. at Backcock Park (651 E 4th Avenue) and Bucky Dent Park (2250 W 60th Street).
Pembroke Pines will hold a sandbag distribution Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Howard C. Foreman Health Park (8300 South Palm Drive) and the William B. Armstrong Dream Park (1700 NW 160th Avenue) with proof of residency required.
Miami Lakes will distribute sandbags from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Royal Oaks Park (16500 NW 87 Avenue) with proof of residency. North Lauderdale will offer "make your own" bags at Woodville Park and City Hall while supplies last. There is a limit of five bags per home and you must show proof of residency.
All of South Florida is now under a Tropical Storm Warning due to what could be the first named storm of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season.
Potential Tropical Cyclone One formed Thursday and is expected to bring heavy rainfall and possible flooding to South Florida.
The impacts for Friday/Saturday include heavy rainfall leading to flooding, gusty winds. Rainfall amounts of 4-8” are possible with isolated amounts close to 12”.
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Miami Mayor Francis Suarez says the city is preparing, clearing city drains, making sure the pumps are working, determining where to bring portable pumps and making sure the EOC is ready to go.
In Davie, Randy Smith, from the South Florida Water Management District, says they have been preparing for the rain event by lowering the water levels in canals across South Florida to prevent flooding.