Multiple Families Displaced Due to Damage During Tropical Storm


Due to the heavy rains caused by a Tropical Depression that crossed over South Florida on Saturday, June 4th, multiple homes and complexes became uninhabitable, and their residents evacuated.

At approximately 10:00 a.m. the Coral Springs Parkland Fire Department responded to 7827 NW 39th Court after a report of excessive water damage. Chief Building Official Alex Hernandez determined the structure to be unsafe and all families residing in the six-unit complex relocated to homes of friends and family.

In another case in Coral Springs, emergency services responded to the Sherwood Apartment Complex located at 1225 Riverside Drive due to water leaking into the electrical panel supplying power to the complex. As a result, power was shut off by FP&L, 40 units were evacuated, and the American Red Cross was called in to provide temporary housing assistance at local hotels for the families.

Flooding and downed trees caused other housing headaches throughout Broward County, including a tree that fell on a mobile home near McNab Road and Dixie Highway in Pompano Beach early Saturday morning.

As repairs are being made to ensure the safety of the complex at Sherwood Forest in Coral Springs, temporary housing through the City of Coral Springs and American Red Cross was made available at the Senior Center at Sartory Hall (10150 NW 29th Street) starting at 2 p.m. today.

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