Plant City News

Posted on: September 12, 2017


The City of Plant City encourages residents in areas affected by Hurricane Irma to take precautions when encountering standing water.

If standing water is in the area: 

• Do not drive through the water. Depth cannot be determined in murky water and even six inches of water can cause a car to float. 

• Standing water can carry a number of contaminants including sewage and chemicals. Do not let children play in standing water and to avoid them as much as possible.

• After a heavy storm, sharp debris could be hidden in the water causing injury.

• Standing water may contain harmful bacteria that could cause infection.

• If downed power lines are hidden under standing water, there is the risk of electrocution.

• Allow the City to restore drainage by removing debris and sediment from drainage grates.

• Watch for snakes and alligators. Most Florida snakes are not poisonous but may still react if approached.

For more information on Hurricane Irma, visit

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