|At tonight's Commission Meeting the City Manager gave an excellent presentation on what was going on during the storm and why.|
As of this time the flooding is finally going down. The delay appears to have been caused by a problem with the South Florida Management Districts equipment in that it was not moving the water. Why is still unknown to us, but it caused flooding throughout western Broward County, not just Lauderhill. They have advised the city that the system is now working and draining. Over the last 24 hours Lauderhill received 12 inches of rain.
The other problem related to back up in the toilets that some experienced. There the problem was Broward County Waste Water Division couldn't accept any more waste because it reached its capacity. So we went out with trucks to drain and store till later tonight when they can accept it again. It appears the Broward County's system is insufficient to handle the needs of the residents.
I have requested a full report, with documentation, and to bring it to both Broward County and SFWMD to get an explanation and resolution for the future.
As far as the City went, our equipment and system did exactly what it was supposed to. But to work perfectly correct required the SFWMD and Broward County to do their job correctly too. This did not happen and the result is what you experienced.
We will continue to work to improve the system and try to get the other governmental agencies to fix theirs.