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Western communities in Palm Beach County prepare for coming storm

Crews are preparing for Subtropical Storm Nicole in Loxahatchee and The Acreage, two western neighborhoods.

In order to prepare for any effects that the storm may have—flooding being the primary concern—workers lowered canals and cut down back trees and electrical wires on Monday.

Ryan Venier’s animal sanctuary at The Acreage experienced significant floods just one month ago.

Venier told the media that the water was three feet high, that it was inches from entering his home, and that there were animals swimming about.

“Because it was dry, we had to let all the pigs out and confine them to our driveway. In the backyard, where it was dry, we kept llamas “explained he. The only place that was dry was our pool deck, and everyone else was either in the garage or the living room, where we had pigs.

According to locals, flooding is not unfamiliar in this area.

“Our yard was flooded pretty much the whole perimeter of our property,” claimed Jackie Miele.

Miele is concerned about the timing of this storm because there are still a few weeks remaining in hurricane season.

Although our land had just dried out, she warned that because it had been so saturated, it might flood easily this time because the ground below was still moist.

If required, Venier is getting ready to bring the animals inside once more.

We won’t take a chance if we notice that it’s picking up, he declared.

Both he and Miele continue to be concerned about floods.

It’s not enjoyable, she added, especially because Thanksgiving is so soon and we need to prepare and decorate everything.

Cedric Blackwater
Cedric Blackwater
Cedric is a journalist with over a decade of experience reporting on local US news, and touching on many global topics. He is currently the lead writer for Bulletin News.

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