SFWMD Assures Its 8.1 Million Residents: We’re Ready for Hurricane Season

May 31, 2018

As the 2018 hurricane season officially begins, South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) officials say the region’s 8.1 million residents are safe from Everglades flooding.

With the rainy season in full effect, SFWMD — largest of the state’s water management districts — has been busy inspecting and maintaining its 2,000 miles of protective levees.

“Our levees are an integral part of our flood protection system,” said SFWMD Chief Engineer John Mitnik. “I am proud to assure residents as we head into the hurricane season that our levees, after having undergone rigorous inspections, are prepared¬† to ensure the safety of all South Floridians.”

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