Homestead was recently recognized by the National Weather Service as a StormReady® community. The StormReady® program better prepares community leaders and residents for hazardous weather and flooding through advance planning, education, and awareness.
StormReady® is a program started in 1999 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It helps arm America’s communities with the communication and safety skills needed to save lives and property before and during a severe weather event. StormReady® helps community leaders and emergency managers strengthen local safety programs.
Prior to the start of the hurricane season, Homestead’s major storm drains were cleaned and South Florida Water Management Division lowered canal levels to provide for more storage capacity to better accommodate excess rainfall.
I am pleased with the cooperation, dedication, and diligent effort delivered by our employees in preparation for Tropical Storm Isaac. I recognize that an event of this magnitude disrupts the primary roles and responsibilities of our employees’ daily roles and responsibilities. I commend the residents of Homestead who took all the necessary steps to prepare and help each other.