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As South Florida deals with flooding, DeSantis unveils $80 million plan for some relief

Carl Juste
Miami Herald

The state of Florida on Friday awarded millions of dollars for improvements as part of a larger South Florida effort to deal with flooding and other water-control efforts. Among those celebrating was the city of North Lauderdale, which faced knee-water deep water, in some parts 2 feet high, during Hurricane Eta in 2020.

“I’m overwhelmed. For the first time, we’re getting our infrastructure taken care of,” rejoiced North Lauderdale Mayor Ana Ziade. “The stars are aligning.”

Parts of South Florida have long faced the risk of flooded streets from flash rainfall, but some improvements should ease some of these problems: About $80 million should help Broward and Miami-Dade counties as part of the water management efforts, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said.

Read more from our news partner at The South Florida Sun-Sentinel.