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Wellington Rainfall 8AM Update

Forecasters say the widespread rain and thunderstorms we've seen this week have cleared out, but spotty showers are still in our future, with a 60 percent chance of rain today in Palm Beach County.

Post Date:06/08/2017 8:38 AM

Rainfall 8am Update

Forecasters say the widespread rain and thunderstorms we've seen this week have cleared out, but spotty showers are still in our future, with a 60 percent chance of rain today in Palm Beach County. The main threat today remains locally heavy rain that could cause flooding in low-lying areas. 
 
Here are the latest updates: 

  • Water levels around the Village are down marginally (just a few inches).
  • A much needed break in the rain overnight, means we've started drawing down ground water. 
  • We continue to pump and should make more progress before the rains start this afternoon.
  • Crews from our Public Works and Engineering Departments will be around the Bink's area this morning, working with the HOA's management company to find a solution to the blocked drain on Royal Fern Drive. 

Residents can expect to see elevated community lake levels and temporary puddling of streets, sidewalks, and yards. These areas are secondary detention areas. Flooding in these low lying areas is expected and is utilized to avoid flooding of homes and businesses. Use caution when walking or driving through flooded areas.

Flood control is a shared responsibility. We urge residents and Homeowners Associations to do their part to help keep their community drainage systems running smoothly.  This includes:

  • Keeping neighborhood street grates clear of debris to prevent blockage and ensure proper drainage.
  • Turning off your sprinklers and letting rainfall water your lawn.

As another way to stay informed on the latest news and updates from the Village, residents are invited to sign up for Wellington information and updates at www.wellingtonfl.gov/enews.
 
For information about other Wellington programs, events, activities, and updates, please visit www.wellingtonfl.gov or watch WellingtonTV for the latest happenings.

 

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