Flood Sources

Hurricanes
Hurricane Season officially starts June 1st and lasts until November 30th. Category ratings, which are determined by the highest not the average wind speed, include:
  • Category 1: 74 to 95 mph
  • Category 2: 96 to 110 mph
  • Category 3: 111 to 130 mph
  • Category 4: 131 to 155 mph
  • Category 5: 156 + greater
A Hurricane Watch indicates that a hurricane is expected to fall on land within 48 hours. A Warning means landfall is expected within 36 hours. The City of Oakland Park is now located outside of any evacuation zones.

Drainage System Maintenance
Local flooding can result from the blockage of waterways and drainage facilities through the buildup of plant material. Our Stormwater Division helps keep canals clear by performing monthly cleaning of waterways, and regular cleaning of storm water conveyance lines and City catch basins.

You may contact the Streets and Stormwater Division at 954-630-4435. A blockage can also occur through dumping. Dumping in waterways is a violation of State Law and City Code and should be reported to the Code Enforcement Division at 954-630-4400, or the Broward Sheriff’s Office, District 12 at 954-561-6161.

Additional Disaster Information
Each year the City of Oakland Park Library features a special display of disaster preparedness material. They also have an extensive selection of both reference and handout material available year round. Topics include:
  • Flood insurance
  • Flood maps
  • Flood protection
  • Floodplain management
  • Hurricane preparedness
Several items are available in Spanish as well as English. To obtain this valuable information contact the Oakland Park Library at 954-630-4370, or visit FEMA’s Website.