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Storm Updates

Posted on: June 3, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Tropical Disturbance Updates

Palm tree swaying in a storm

Update 2 - Posted June 4, 2022 

Wellington Emergency Operations officials continue to monitor the Tropical Disturbance as it moves across Florida this weekend. We are still under a Tropical Storm Warning and Flood Watch. These notices will likely be discontinued later today. Meteorologists at the National Weather Service tell us that the potential for heavy rainfall and flooding will continue for Southeast Florida through this afternoon. 

Heavy Rainfall & Flooding

Wellington has received around 5 inches of rainfall since Friday. Our stormwater management team has been actively monitoring water levels; our canals are within acceptable levels and we are pumping as necessary.

You will notice water collecting in swales and along some streets today. This is normal! These low-lying areas act as secondary detention areas. Also expect stormwater ponds and canal water elevations to increase and decrease in response to the rainfall.

TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN! 
Stay safe by avoiding puddles and flood waters. Do not drive or walk through flooded streets.

Waste Collection

No Waste Collection TODAY, Saturday, June 4th in Wellington. All Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County facilities are closed today due to Palm Beach County being under a Tropical Storm Warning. Collection will resume on your next scheduled day.

Closures & Cancellations

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. 

COVID-19 TESTING SITES

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

Update 1 - Posted June 3, 2022

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. 

Preparations Underway

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

Waste Collection

No Waste Collection tomorrow, Saturday, June 4th in Wellington. All Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County facilities will be closed tomorrow due to Palm Beach County being under a Tropical Storm Warning. Collection will resume on your next scheduled day. 

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

Stay Informed 

Wellington provides updates and important information before, during, and after a storm. Here's what you can do to stay connected and informed. 

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