Heavy rainfall overnight on Tuesday has resulted in flooding in portions of Hollywood particularly areas east of US-1 between Pembroke Road and Sheridan Street. Conditions are steadily improving in these areas, but municipalities from Aventura north to Fort Lauderdale are reporting to the weather service very slow storm water drainage. The volume of rain, which exceeded 8 inches in Hollywood, overwhelmed South Florida's drainage systems. In addition, the moderate mid-morning rains did not help the situation.
In Hollywood crews are deployed and are working to drain low-lying areas as quickly as possible. The four permanent pumping stations in the Hollywood Lakes neighborhood are operational with at least one of the two pumps operating at each location. Four auxiliary pumps have also been deployed and are operational. Crews are on-site checking functionality and addressing issues as they arise. Hollywood Public Works crews have placed barricades up blocking flooded streets. Hollywood Police are asking motorists to avoid driving around barricades that have been put into place to prevent through traffic. Please do not drive down streets with high water.
Due to flooding from the overnight storm, the Hollywood Sun Shuttle service to the barrier island has been impacted. Full service will resume as flood waters continue to recede. Please use the Ride Circuit app to request service.
Due to the effects from the flooding, garbage and recycling collections in the impacted areas in east Hollywood were not completed on Monday. Additional crews from WastePro and the City will be out in this area on Tuesday cleaning up debris. Residents are asked to retrieve their gray garbage carts and blue recycling carts and pick up any loose debris from their property. Any excess debris that does not fit inside the carts should be neatly stacked next to the carts for pickup. Regularly scheduled collections for the area east of Dixie Highway from Johnson Street to Pembroke Road will take place as normal on Thursday.
For those planning to head to Hollywood Beach, please call the Hollywood Beach Weather Line to hear the latest conditions. The Beach Weather Line is 954.921.3334.