Governor DeSantis Declares State of Emergency for Broward County Flooding

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 23-65 (Emergency Management – Broward County Flooding), declaring a state of emergency for Broward County due to severe flooding and rainfall.

On April 12, 2023, wiespread showers and thunderstorms occurred overnight and produced significant rainfall totals, with certain areas of Broward County, including the City of Fort Lauderdale, witnessing heavy rainfall of over 25 inches, in addition to consequential flooding. The rainfall and flooding may continue to impact the operational capability of critical infrastructure, including major state and county roadways, airports, hospitals, schools, and other critical infrastructure throughout Broward County.

A copy of Executive order 23-65 can be found here.