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2015 Flooding Response
Flood Damage Inspection
Governor, County Administrator, Public Works Manager inspecting road damage.

During the 2015 Flood Event, Public Works Department staff worked around the clock to minimize the impact of the storms and flooding. This task involved a massive coordination and participation at the County's Emergency Management Office, field coordination of appropriate staff and meetings with distressed citizens to assess their needs and provide help.Specifically, the Public Works Department was involved with:

  • As a First Responding Agency, Public Works Department staff were engaged in maintaining safe roadways by clearing drainage obstructions and setting barricades on flooded roads. 
  • Monitoring flooded roads, respond to erosion related infrastructure damage and remove or replace barricades as needed until flood waters receded. View 2015 Flooding Video of Anclote River At Celtic Drive and Elfers Parkway
  • Monitoring water levels at multiple gauges along the Anclote River. 
  • Operating the Rocky Sink and Duck Slough flood control gates to increase the flow to the Gulf.  
  • Pump Deployment: Temporary and Permanent locations.
  • Establishing sandbag locations in six total County locations, including 3 manned locations that provided thousands of citizens with sand and sandbags to protect their.
  • Receiving, archiving and logging multiple storms related complaints in the County’s GovQA, for investigation and follow-up site visits.

Public Works Storm Response Costs: $1,448,299; This includes the following breakdown:

  • Labor: $697,557.00
  • Equipment: $522,759.00
  • Materials: $227,983.00

Click to view Public Works Department Activities After The Storm.