District Deactivates its Emergency Operations Center and Lower Hillsborough Flood Detention Area

News Release

Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) officials deactivated the District’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 2 p.m. today.

In addition, the District deactivated the Lower Hillsborough Flood Detention Area/Tampa Bypass Canal system and removed boat barriers where I-75 crosses the Hillsborough River restoring navigation in that area.

The District’s EOC provides unified command for activities before, during and after emergency events, like hurricanes. District officials partially activated its EOC Aug. 30 to coordinate preparations and monitor the situation as Hurricane Dorian approached Florida.