April 12 Flooding Assistance
Broward County continues to respond to the impacts of record-breaking rainfall and flooding experienced by our community on Wednesday, April 12. Business operations at portions of several County facilities were affected, including the main Governmental Center in downtown Fort Lauderdale.
On the evening of April 12th, over two feet of rain fell in parts of Broward County, as a supercell thunderstorm `parked' near Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines and Hollywood. Approximately a third of Fort Lauderdale's average annual rainfall came down during an eight-hour window, as rainfall of 25.91 inches of rain was reported at the airport, a State record.
Broward County's Resilience Plan partners are working to incorporate the findings from the April 12th event to help refine the County's hydrological model - a tool that will be used to explore the validity of the model results and aid in the identification of adaptation priorities and opportunities.