Wellington Emergency Operations officials are closely monitoring a Tropical Disturbance as it moves across the Gulf of Mexico this weekend. The National Weather Service has issued a Tropical Storm Warning and Flood Watch across South Florida, including our area. Meteorologists predict that the heaviest rain will occur tonight and Saturday, possibly tapering off from west to east during the day on Saturday.
As with any tropical storm, our attention turns to the potential for heavy rainfall and localized flooding. Wellington staff is closely monitoring the forecast and local water levels. Our canals are within acceptable levels and we are pumping as necessary in preparation. Public Works crews have also been working to clear drains and swales as needed.
We're working closely with the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) as they prepare the regional flood protection system to protect communities from flooding and handle possible heavy local rainfall from the tropical disturbance.
Wellington's stormwater management team has been making preparations at pump stations around town, clearing debris from our canals, and ensuring they are at their optimal levels in anticipation of heavy rainfall.
Heavy Rainfall & Flooding
Residents within Wellington may experience heavy rainfall today with possible street flooding. Please keep in mind that low-lying areas act as secondary detention areas. Expect stormwater ponds and canal water elevations to increase and decrease in response to the rainfall.
REMINDER: Stay safe by avoiding flood waters that can be contaminated with pollutants and have hazards below the surface. Do not drive or walk through flooded streets. If you see flooding in your neighborhood, report it using the GoWellington mobile app or via our online portal.
NO CHANGES: Waste collection remains on its regular schedule this weekend.
Closures & Cancellations
COVID-19 TESTING SITES
- The Wellington Green Park Drive-thru Testing COVID site (2175 Wellington Green Drive) is CLOSED today, June 3rd.
- Learn more about this and other local testing locations, here: https://bit.ly/3NFhs9c
PARKS & FACILITIES
- All Wellington Parks & Recreation Facilities remain on regular hours of operation.
- Receive alerts when a game, practice, or facility has been affected by weather conditions via our RainoutLine notification system. Visit our Weather, Field, & Event Status page for more information.
What You Can Do To Prepare
As we have just entered hurricane season, now is the time to review your personal hurricane plan with members of your household. Visit our Emergency Preparedness webpage and watch our Virtual Hurricane Preparedness Seminar for tips on how to stay safe this hurricane season.
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
Wellington provides updates and important information before, during, and after a storm. Here's what you can do to stay connected and informed.