Emergency Management

HURRICANE IRMA UPDATE

BEWARE UNLICENSED CONTRACTORS.  
Unfortunately, there are unscrupulous individuals marketing themselves as licensed Contractors during this time of emergency. Unlicensed activity is a serious threat to the health, safety, and welfare of Residents and Visitors. Unlicensed activity occurs when a person performs or offers to perform a job or service that require licensure by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) or Broward County Ordinance Chapter 9 to include roofing, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing.

 To verify contractor licensure, check the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation  or Broward County Contractor Database.

UPDATE 9/15/2017 9:00 PM

The City of Hallandale Beach is finalizing the recovery efforts from Hurricane Irma. Below is a final bulletin update from staff:

Power Status

FPL continues to bring service back to homes and businesses. Residents may contact FPL directly at 1-800-4OUTAGE (1-800-468-8243) directly or visit https://www.fplmaps.com, to check on the status of power outages.

Public Safety


Police personnel are returning to normal operations and scheduled hours. If anyone has an emergency they may call 911 or for non-emergencies, they may call 954-457-1400.

Nearly all traffic signals have come online. Please treat all non-working traffic signals as a four-way stop. Traffic signals flashing red are to be treated as a stop sign. Flashing yellow traffic signals mean you may proceed slowly with caution. Again, please be courteous and cautious.

EOC

The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will be demobilizing at close of business (5pm) today. Once the EOC demobilizes callers may contact the individual Departments within the City for their concern(s).

Utilities

The Finance Department is waiving late fees and shutoffs for the water bills until the end of September.

Debris Cleanup

Crews continue to pick up vegetative storm debris across all areas of the City. Starting tomorrow, our private contractor will supplement City pickup crews. Vegetative storm debris (tree limbs, leaves, branches) can be placed in the right-of way in front of your property, not on the pavement as that will impede ongoing restoration activities. We ask for residents not to bag the vegetative storm debris. Any debris placed within bags will not be picked up.

Please keep the vegetative debris in a separate pile from all other wastes. Also, please keep the storm drains clear of storm debris. Non-vegetative storm debris (roofing materials, boards and construction material) must be kept in your yard and will be picked up later. A new post will be made as soon as we learn the exact dates and schedule for picking up non-vegetative hurricane debris. When we begin picking up the non-vegetative debris, customers will need to move it to the swale.

Residents are encouraged to review Broward County Environmental Debris Resource sheet available at: www.cohb.org/irmaenvironmental. This document describes emergency environmental authorizations allowed for damage(s) caused by Hurricane Irma.

Development Services

Fees have been waived for permits for emergency small repairs related to storm damage. For more information, visit www.cohb.org/emergencyrepair.

Parks and Recreation


The Department of Parks and Recreation has been cleaning all Parks to have them back in service promptly. Please see latest detailed status attached.

FEMA Support

Individuals that may need assistance are encouraged to review the Individual Assistance document available in this link www.cohb.org/FEMAindividualassistance. For more information, you may visit www.DisasterAssistance.gov or call 800-621-FEMA (3362).

General Health and Welfare

Florida has several agencies to assist people in need of medical attention. To learn more, call the Department of Health at 850-245-4444 or online at http://www.floridahealth.gov/. A statewide food bank database can be found at www.foodpantries.org/st/florida .

U.S. Small Business Disaster Assistance Programs


After registering with FEMA, businesses and homeowners that would like to apply for SBA loans can do so online at:http://www.sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/loans-grants/small-business-loans/disaster-loans.

IRS has a special toll-free number 866-562-5227 for taxpayers with questions in federally-declared disaster areas.

Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program: Administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) in partnership with the Florida SBDC Network and Florida First Capital Finance Corporation (FFCFC), the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan helps businesses bridge the gap between the time damage is incurred and when a business secures other financial resources, including payment of insurance claims or longer-term Small Business Administration loans. Up to $10 million has been allocated for the program. To Apply for a Bridge Loan, visit www.floridadisasterloan.org for more information and to apply for the Florida Emergency Bridge Loan program.

Red Flags for Unlicensed Contractors

The Department of Business & Professional Regulation (DBPR) advises that contractors travel from out of state to a disaster area and take advantage of the large amount of repair work to be done. Red flags that could indicate activity from an unlicensed contractor include:

• Demanding full payment upfront.

• Lack of a Written Contract.

• Soliciting door-to-door.

• Advertising without a Florida license number.

• Requesting cash only.

• Using high pressure sales tactics.

For more information or resources, contact DBPR at 850.487.1395 and find more information at www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr.

Other updates

When in Doubt, Throw it Out: The Florida Department of Health in Broward County reminds everyone that it is important to take precautions to ensure food safety in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. The risk of food poisoning is heightened when refrigerators and ovens are inoperable. Discard any food that has been at room temperature for two hours or more, and any food that has an unusual odor, color or texture. Just remember - When in doubt, throw it out!

As the City of Hallandale Beach returns to normal, we appreciate the cooperation of our residents and businesses. We are fully committed to the full recovery of the City. We encourage the public to follow our social media channels for the latest updates.


UPDATE 9/14/2017 8:00 PM
The City of Hallandale Beach continues to be in the Hurricane Irma recovery phase. Below is a bulletin update of our efforts:

Power Status
FPL is actively replacing transformers and light poles across the City.  Residents may call FPL directly at 1-800-4OUTAGE (1-800-468-8243), not the City, to check on the status of power outages. Residents may also register to be emailed for status updates by visiting: https://www.fplmaps.com.

FPL representatives have advised that they expect to have most of the City's residents power restored by close of business Friday.

The Police Lobby and City Hall Lobby are open and additional power extensions have been added for the public to power and recharge their electronics.

Public Safety


A total of 46 sworn Police personnel are actively deployed throughout the City.  No major incidents have been reported by the Police Department.  

The City sent one rescue unit to provide support for decompression missions (relieving exhausted local fire/rescue personnel) in the Florida Keys.  While we are recovering, our neighbors' suffering is extensive and we need to help.  They will be deployed for a period of seven days. 

EOC

The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will be demobilizing at close of business (5pm) on Friday, September 15th.  Once the EOC demobilizes, callers may contact the individual Departments within the City for their concerns.

We are extremely grateful to the volunteer Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.), who helped us answer calls, keep the public informed and serve hot meals for the field crew employees.  If you would like more information on volunteering with CERT, please visit: www.cohb.org/cert

Utilities

All boil water notices have been lifted.  The Finance Department is waiving late fees and shutoffs for the water bills until the end of September.

Garbage Pickup

Garbage collection for multi-family and residential units is being performed and should be back to normal schedule by this weekend.

Vegetative storm debris can be placed in the right-of way in front of your property, not on the pavement as that will impede ongoing restoration activities. Please keep the vegetative debris (tree limbs, leaves, branches) in a separate pile from all other wastes. Also, please keep the storm drains clear of storm debris. Non-vegetative storm debris (roofing materials, boards and construction material) must be kept in your yard and will be picked up later. A new post will be made as soon as we learn the exact dates and schedule for picking up non vegetative hurricane debris. When we begin picking up the non-vegetative debris, customers will need to move it to the swale.

Debris Cleanup

Crews continue to pick up vegetative storm debris across the City.  Vegetative storm debris (tree limbs, leaves, branches) can be placed in the right-of-way in front of your property, not on the pavement as that will impede ongoing restoration activities.  We ask for residents not to bag the vegetative storm debris.  Andy debris placed within bags will not be picked up.

Please keep the vegetative debris in a separate pile from all other wastes.  Also, please keep the storm drains clear of storm debris.  Non-vegetative storm debris (roof material, boards and construction material) must be kept in your yard and will be picked up later.  A new post will be made as soon as we learn the exact dates and schedule for picking up non-vegetative hurricane debris.  When we begin picking up the non-vegetative storm debris, customers will need to move it to the swale.

Residents are encouraged to review Broward County Environmental Debris Resource Sheet.  This document describes emergency environmental authorizations allowed for damage(s) caused by Hurricane Irma.

Development Services

Fees have been waived for Emergency small repairs related to storm damage. For more information, visit www.cohb.org/emergencyrepair. The Building Division is available to assist residents and businesses with damage related questions.

FEMA Support

Individuals that may need assistance are encouraged to review the Individual Assistance document available here.  For more information, you may visit www.DisasterAssistance.gov or call 1-800-621-FEMA(3362).

Other Updates
Street sweeping crews continue to work in full force.

Public Meetings have been rescheduled to the following dates:

• September 18, 2017 at 5:05 PM – First Budget Hearing – Special Meeting

• September 25, 2017 at 5:05 PM – Final Budget Hearing – Special Meeting

• September 27, 2017 at 5:00 PM – Special City Commission Meeting followed by a Special Meeting of the HBCRA Board of Directors

The Recommended Fiscal Year 2017-18 budget is available by visiting:
www.cohb.org/proposedbudget

As the City of Hallandale Beach returns back to normal, we appreciate the cooperation of our residents and businesses. We are fully committed to the recovery of the City as quickly as possible. We encourage the public to follow our social media channels or visit www.cohb.org/irma for obtaining the latest updates.



UPDATE 9/13/2017 8:00 PM
The City of Hallandale Beach continues to be in the Hurricane Irma recovery phase. Below is a bulletin update of our efforts:

Power Status
FPL is working to restore power issues in the City. FPL has been actively replacing transformers and light poles across the City. Residents are reminded to call FPL directly at 1-800-4OUTAGE (1-800-468-8243), not the City, to check on the status of power outages. Residents may also register to be emailed for status updates by visiting: https://www.fplmaps.com.

FPL has committed that they should have the majority of South Florida back online by the weekend. Right now, the following municipal sites have electricity:

o Department of Public Works

o City Hall

o OB Johnson Park

o Fire Stations Main, Fire Station Beach, Fire Station 3 Isles

The Police Lobby and City Hall Lobby are open and additional power extensions have been added for the public to power and recharge their electronics.

Public Safety


A total of 46 sworn Police personnel are actively deployed throughout the City and performing patrol, business security detail and intersection management functions.

Fire and Rescue service remains at full capacity to meet the needs of our residents. Fire Chief Ellis has been requested to send a support rescue unit to the Keys to assist in their rescue efforts. While we are recovering, our neighbors suffering is extensive and we need to help. Further updates will be provided at next bulletin.

It is essential to point out that all five Adult Living Facilities (ALF) for the elderly were checked on immediately after the storm and reevaluations were performed to confirm their safety and well being. All residents are safe.

As traffic has increased, several intersections on Hallandale Beach Boulevard, that do not have traffic signal, have been configured to limit left turns. It is far safer for motorists to make a right turn and then go around the block or make a u-turn where designated, than to make direct left turn at these intersections. Please be extra cautious.

We are working with Broward County to have all traffic signals and stop signs available. We ask all to treat non-working traffic signals as a four-way stop. Traffic signals flashing red are to be treated as a stop sign. Flashing yellow traffic signals mean you may proceed slowly with caution. Again, please be courteous and cautious.

Parks
We anticipate returning to our regular schedule with programs, activities, and rentals on Monday. In the meantime, staff is working hard to clear the parks, one by one, to provide safe places to play. Please stay clear of closed parks until work is complete. Here is an update on our progress:
  • BF James Park & Pool: There is still much work to be done but the park is open. Restrooms will be open beginning tomorrow. The pool chemicals are currently being balanced.
  • #HBCares: The pool will be open Thursday through Sunday 9am - 6pm for community swim. There is no fee for community swim. All pool rules apply.
  • City Marina Hallandale Beach: The Marina is open and fully functioning.
  • Cultural Community Cntr: We plan to resume normal activities, programs and rentals on Monday.
  • Foster Park: There is still much work to be done. There are two very large trees uprooted that are unsafe and should be avoided. The playground has been cleared and is open. We plan to resume normal activities, programs and rentals on Monday.
  • Golden Isles Park & Tennis Center: The park and tennis courts are still closed for recovery efforts.
  • Historic Village Hallandale Beach: The areas are still closed for recovery efforts.
  • Ingalls Park: The park is still closed for recovery efforts.
  • Joseph Scavo Park: There is still much work to be done but the park is open. Restrooms will be open beginning tomorrow. There is no fee for parking at this time.
  • North City Beach Park: There is still much work to be done but the beach is open and being guarded by the Hallandale Beach Guards from 8am - 6pm. Please swim in guarded areas only. There is no fee for parking at this time.
  • OB Johnson Park: There is still much work to be done but have completed much of the clearing work and will be back onsite this week to replace the playground shade structure. Once the shade is up, the playground will be open. The building is almost full power and we plan to resume normal activities, programs and rentals on Monday.
  • #HBCares The gymnasium will be open Thursday through Sunday 9am - 6pm for community time. There is no fee for community time. All open gym rules apply.
  • Peter Bluesten Park: The park is still closed for recovery efforts.
  • South City Beach Park: Staff is currently onsite and should have the area cleared and will be open today. Once cleared, the gates will be open for parking. the beach is open and being guarded by the Hallandale Beach Guards from 8am - 6pm. Please swim in guarded areas only. There is no fee for parking at this time.
  • Sunrise Park: There is still much work to be done but the playground area is cleared and open today.
  • Sunset Park: We have completed the clearing work and will be back onsite this week to replace the playground shade structure. Once the shade is up, the park will be open.
EOC

The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) continues to run from 8AM to 8PM. We expect to be open until Friday. Residents are able to contact the EOC hotline (954-457-1319) during operational hours for information related to the recovery phase of the storm. We have experienced that the most resilient form of communication with the public to be email and social media.

We greatly value and are thankful to the support received from all, specially the volunteers from Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.), who helped us coordinate emergency efforts through the storm.

Utilities

The Finance Department waived late fees and shutoffs for the water bills until the end of September. The two boil water notices for (DeSoto Park South Condominium community and the homes on SW 8 AVE between SW 7 ST and 11 ST) are anticipated to be lifted tomorrow. Water samples tested did not return bacteria results.

All sanitary sewer lift stations are back online.

Garbage Pickup

Garbage collection for multi-family and residential units is being performed and should be back to normal schedule by this weekend.

Vegetative storm debris can be placed in the right-of way in front of your property, not on the pavement as that will impede ongoing restoration activities. Please keep the vegetative debris (tree limbs, leaves, branches) in a separate pile from all other wastes. Also, please keep the storm drains clear of storm debris. Non-vegetative storm debris (roofing materials, boards and construction material) must be kept in your yard and will be picked up later. A new post will be made as soon as we learn the exact dates and schedule for picking up non vegetative hurricane debris. When we begin picking up the non-vegetative debris, customers will need to move it to the swale.

Development Services

Fees have been waived for Emergency small repairs related to storm damage. For more information, visit www.cohb.org/emergencyrepair. The Building Division is available to assist residents and businesses with damage related questions.

Other updates

The Minibus service has resumed normal service. Residents are encouraged to use this and other means of transportation such as Uber and Lyft to get to their desired destinations.

Street sweeping crews are working in full force.

Restaurants and food stores are starting to open as power is turned on. For a list of businesses, see attached. Although certain businesses are listed as open, they may not be operating under normal schedule. Residents are encouraged to check with businesses directly for operating hours.

Schools are closed for the rest of the week.

Public Meetings have been rescheduled to the following dates:

• September 18, 2017 at 5:05 PM – First Budget Hearing – Special Meeting

• September 25, 2017 at 5:05 PM – Final Budget Hearing – Special Meeting

• September 27, 2017 at 5:00 PM – Special City Commission Meeting followed by a

Special Meeting of the HBCRA Board of Directors.

As the City of Hallandale Beach returns back to normal, we appreciate the cooperation of our residents and businesses. We are fully committed to the recovery of the City as quickly as possible. We encourage the public to follow our social media channels or visit www.cohb.org/irma for obtaining the latest updates.
 
UPDATE 9/12/2017 8:00 PM
  • FPL is aware of power issues in the City and is working on restoration.  Residents are advised to call FPL directly at 1-800-4-OUTAGE (1-800-468-8243), not the City, to check on the status of power outages.  The City does not have control over the power.
  • There are multiple critical infrastructure sites within the City that are without power.  These facilities need to be restored as quickly as possible and include:
  • Public Works and Emergency Operations Center (currently powered by generator)
  • All 3 of the City's Fire Stations
  • City Hall
  • OB Johnson Park
  • Dialysis Center (patients are currently using an alternative site)
  • Police have not had any new major incidents reported and a total of 45 sworn personnel are actively deployed throughout the City.
  • Fire Rescue services remain at full capacity to meed the needs of our residents
  • Motorists are reminded to treat non-working traffic signals as 4-way stops, as are flashing red lights.  Please be cautious and courteous.    
  • The EOC is still operational from 8am-8pm with limited telecommunication, as we have had circuit failures from both AT&T and Comcast.  The most resilient form of communication with the public has been email and social media.  Feel free to continue using these communication channels.  As of 8am tomorrow, the number for the EOC will be (954)457-1319.
  • A boil water notice remains in effect for the DeSoto Park South Condominium community and the homes on SW 8th Street between SW 7th Street and SW 11th ST only, and will remain in effect for at least 48 hours.  The rest of the City is not under a boil water notice.
  • Garbage collection for multi-family and residential units are being performed and should be back to normal schedule by this weekend, pending fuel availability.
  • Debris from private property needs to be properly separated for pickup: one pile for vegetative debris (tree limbs, leaves, branches) should be placed in the right-of way in front of your property.  One pile for other storm debris (roofing materials, boards, construction materials), should be kept in your yard for pickup at a later time.  The City will let the public know when non-vegetative storm debris pickup will be scheduled.  Also, please keep debris out of the storm drains.
  • Fees have been waived for emergency small repairs, and the Building Division is available to assist residents and businesses with damage related questions.
  • The minibus has resumed normal service.
  • All City Parks remain closed until further notice.
  • All primary and secondary roads are open and the pavement is cleared of debris.
  • The City will provide updates as information becomes available.  The public may visit www.cohb.org/Irma or follow our social media channels (listed on the right side of the screen).  Updates are posted with the hashtags #HBEmergency or #HBIrma.

UPDATE 9/11/2017 6:30 PM
During the storm, the City opened an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to organize and coordinate city emergency efforts headed by Fire Chief Mark Ellis.  At its peak, 20 staff, including 3 CERT volunteers, provided support, with several staying and working for 48 hours or more.  some highlights of their hard work include:
  • The Fire Rescue Department responded to 120 calls for service including medical emergencies, fire incidents, and wires down.
  • The Police Department responded to 314 calls and made 4 arrests
  • The Department of Public Works (DPW) inspected more than 250 drainage structures prior to the storm!  During the storm, they fixed 2 water main breaks, 5 lift stations and placed temporary stop signs on all intersections were signalling had been lost.
  • Many other departments provided support, including Parks and Recreation, Human Resources, Finance and Procurement.
  • We very much appreciated the support from local partners such as Walmart and Flashback Diner for donating food, and to Gulfstream Park for allowing the city to park low clearance vehicles during the storm.
As the City returns to normal operations, we have some updates.  The following services will resume tomorrow, Tuesday September 12th:   
  • Regular trash collection (no yard waste/bulk waste as of yet)
  • Mini bus service
  • City Hall will open.  In light of the destruction brought by the storm, Development Service will waive the fee for Emergency Repair Permits.  Please take heed of the advice above and make sure that your home repairs are done by a licensed contractor and done with a permit
  • The City has contracts with private partners that will assist in the debris cleanup.
  • The budget meeting scheduled for this Wednesday, September 13th, has been postponed and will be rescheduled.
  • We thank the public for their patience during this event and ask for their continued patience during the recovery phase.  We appreciate our residents complying with all warnings and requests from the City.  
  • We will continue to monitor all situations and report to the public via social medial channels and our website.  As always, if you see something suspicious, call 9-1-1!

 UPDATE 9/11/2017 9:15 AM
  • The City’s recovery phase has now begun. The City is working diligently to get the roads open for traffic. Roadways are being cleared primarily for fire rescue vehicles, police cars and public works crews to respond to calls for service. 
  • There will be no garbage collection today.
  • Residents are not encouraged to return home immediately. Most of the area west of US 1 is without power. Even though many of the high rises east of US 1 have power, the elevators may not be working. Some still have water in the garages. At this time, most businesses remain closed. We will put out further bulletins as we know about all of these situations.
  • Many traffic signals are down. Crews will be working to restore traffic signals, water service and sanitation systems to those areas affected. As FPL begins to restore power, downed powerlines will become energized. Please be cautious of downed powerlines. The priorities for restoration of power are solely under the control of FPL. To report and find status, contact 1-800-4-OUTAGE.
  • All parks and beaches are closed until further notice. City Hall will be open for business tomorrow Tuesday, September 12. Please note, certain City services may not be available immediately.
  • The first public hearing on next year’s budget scheduled for Wednesday evening has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.
  • We ask to be extremely patient as we go through this recovery process.


UPDATE 9/10/2017 12:30 PM 
  • Emergency personnel have driven across the entire city and we have major power outages, areas where water and sewer services are down, and some roads are impassable due to downed trees and debris.  There are many areas of the city without electricity.  
  • Please be patient.  High winds and storm surge have still not peaked.  If you sheltered in place, please remain safe indoors.  If you evacuated, please take your time returning to your properties.  Allow our crews to assess damage and clear major thoroughfares and safety hazards.  After the storm, inspectors will assess high rises ford damage or malfunctions.
  • There is a water main break at the intersection of SW 8th Avenue and SW 7th Street.  Due to storm severity, crews are currently unable to repair it and have shut off water service on SW 8th Avenue from SW 7th Street to SW 11th Street.  Crews will repair the break once conditions safely permit.
  • The fire backflow preventer at 1445 Atlantic Shores Blvd is damaged due to a fallen tree.  This building will not have fire protection until the device is repaired.  These repairs will take place once weather permits. 
  • A total of 6 lift stations were reported as non-functioning due to power outage.  Crews were able to bring 3 back online using backup generators.  The remaining three, located on Holiday Drive, Sunset East, and Sunset West, are being worked on.  Please be patient as severe weather conditions are causing delays in these repairs.
  • We have lost connectivity to the EOC hotline (954)457-3060.  The backup number is (954)457-3101.  Please use this number and social media to communicate with the City.  We will advise when this line is back up.
  • The City has a liaison posted at the Broward County Emergency Operations Center and will provide us with the latest updates.  The public may visit www.cohb.org/Irma or follow our social media channels (listed on the right side of the screen).  Updates are posted with the hashtags #HBEmergency or #HBIrma.
UPDATE 9/9/2017 4:45 PM 
  • There are few evacuation shelters available.  Contact 3-1-1 for information.
  • A mandatory curfew began at 4PM.  Anyone on the road will be stopped by police.
  • If you experience electrical outages, contact FPL directly at 1800-4-OUTAGE.
  • Flooding may occur, and it is difficult to know how deep water is by looking at it, or what may be in it (power lines, wildlife).  We urge all to use caution around flood waters.
  • We caution all not to drive immediately after the all-clear on Monday.  Conditions may be hazardous and driving may result in injury.  We will advise the public via social media when all is clear.
  • #BePrepared.  Gather your important documents, including your insurance paperwork, and keep it in a waterproof bag or container.  Know how to contact your insurance agent or company.
  • At this point, storm effects may seem minimal, but the storm is far from over, and the most severe weather is still ahead.  Do not let your guard down regarding this storm. 
  • The public can contact 3-1-1 for Broward County evacuation and shelter information, or (954)457-3060 for the City's Emergency Operations Center.  To obtain the latest City operations information, the public may visit www.cohb.org/Irma or follow our social media channels (listed on the right side of the screen).  Updates are posted with the hashtags #HBEmergency or #HBIrma.

UPDATE 9/9/2017 4:00 PM 
  • Broward County curfew in effect starting now 10:00 Monday.  Please take shelter!
  • A boil water notice is in place for residents in the DeSoto Park South Buildings only after a water main break.  If you are a resident of these buildings or know someone who is, please let them know.
UPDATE 9/9/2017 11:15 AM 
  • Broward County curfew in effect starting at 4:00 PM today until further notice.  Please take shelter!
  •  Two shelters have availability: Coconut Palm Elementary in Miramar and Lakeside Elementary in Pembroke Pines (pet friendly). If you need to evacuate please call 3-1-1 for updates before heading out. Shelters will continue to be opened as needed to meet the needs of residents
    The public can contact 3-1-1 for Broward County evacuation and shelter information, or (954)457-3060 for the City's Emergency Operations Center.
UPDATE 9/8/2017 3:15 PM 
  • The last stops for bulk trash pickup were completed by the Public Works Department at noon.  This services is suspended until further notice.
  • The public can contact 3-1-1 for Broward County evacuation and shelter information, or (954)457-3060 for the City's Emergency Operations Center
  • To obtain the latest City operations information, the public may visit www.cohb.org/Irma or follow our social media channels (listed on the right side of the screen).  Updates are posted with the hashtags #HBEmergency or #HBIrma.
  • The beach will close at sunset today until further notice.  No lifeguards will be available until further notice.
  • The public is being asked to stay off of the roads after sunset on Saturday, September 9th and remain off of the roads until further advised by Emergency Operations staff.  Public safety personnel will be unable to perform calls for service once winds reach 45 mph
  • Residents are urged to call FPL directly, not the City, to report power outages after the storm.


UPDATE 9/7/2017 6:00 PM 
  • If you need emergency hurricane information, you can call the Broward County 3-1-1 hotline
  • If you have questions about emergency hurricane information specific to Hallandale Beach, our emergency line is (954)457-3060.  This line will be staffed until 8pm tonight and will re-open at 8am tomorrow. 
  • All sandbags have been distributed to residents.  Over 2,500 sandbags were distributed to residents and business owners today.  There are no more sand bags available from the City.
  • The bridge over the intracoastal waterway will be closed in a down position starting tomorrow, Friday, September 8th at noon.  Small boats will still be able to pass.  Larger boats will not.
  • Mandatory evacuation orders have been issues for residents east of US-1 and those living in mobile homes.  Please go immediately to friends or family outside of the evacuation zone, or go to a Broward County shelter
  • If you evacuate to a shelter, take your hurricane kit with you!  Shelters offer only that - shelter.  They will not have supplies or comforts to offer those sheltering at these facilities.
  • Garbage pickup will continue as usual on Friday and will cease until further notice.  Please secure all trash, debris and other loose items so they do not become projectiles in the storm
  • All non-essential City services will cease at the end of business on Thursday, September 7th until further notice.
  • All City facilities, including City Hall, the Community Center and all parks will be closed at the end of the day on September 7th until further notice.
  • Community Bus Service will be suspended starting Saturday, September 9th.  Services will remain suspended until further notice

UPDATE 9/6/2017 2:00 PM

After a meeting with senior management, the public should be aware of the following:
  • Many of the topics that are important to our community (evacuations, shelters, bus service, etc.) are controlled by Broward County, not the city.  For information regarding these and other county programs, call 3-1-1 or monitor Broward's Emergency Management Division website or follow them on social media.
  • Mayor Cooper has signed a Declaration of Emergency for the City, allowing for emergency purchases and if necessary, curfews.  
  • Senior programming and youth programming offered by Human Services are canceled for Thursday and Friday
  • No cars should be parked at public parks
Stay tuned for updates!
 
senior management

UPDATE 9/6/2017 10:30 AM

The City has begun preparation for the storm, and encourages residents and businesses to do the same.  Staff in every department is checking generators, supply levels, and preparing to protect the city's infrastructure, including drainage, lift stations and pumps from Irma.  More than 75% of major storm sewer pipes have recently been cleared.

dpw prep
 
Police are inspecting generators to ensure traffic lights will remain operational.  PD also reminds residents to be aware of price gouging and to report it if and when found.

City staff is also working to have sandbags ready for distribution at noon tomorrow.  Sandbags will be distributed at the north side of the DPW Compound located at 630 NW 2nd St.  Residents and business can come and get a maximum of 6 sandbags.  Residents should show an ID showing Hallandale Beach residence and business owners should bring their business tax receipt or other proof of a Hallandale Beach location.

Residents and businesses are advised NOT to place bulk trash for pickup.  Any items for bulk trash should be secured.  Regular garbage services will continue as scheduled until further notice.  

Information regarding evacuation and shelters is pending information from Broward County Emergency Management and will be updates as information is received.

Hurricane Irma is currently a CAT 5 Hurricane with sustained winds of 157 mph or higher and is expected to remain strong as it heads through the Caribbean.  Models now show that our area will experience some impact from the storm, most likely Friday night through Monday, although it is important to keep in mind that this is also a projection.  Beware fake news regarding this storm and make sure you get your updates from reputable sources like local news stations, or the National Hurricane Center.  
For any further updates, please follow our Facebook page www.facebook.com/cityofhallandalebeach or our twitter account @MYHBeach.  You can also sign up for Code Red to get local safety alerts directly to your phone!

It is important to remember that while we do know that our area will be impacted, we do not yet know what that impact will be.  This will become clear over the next several days
.  Now is the time to review your hurricane plans and get your hurricane kit ready.  Ready.gov has a comprehensive guide of what you should be doing in the days leading up to a storm.  Be prepared, and stay safe!

 





 Helpful Phone Numbers Phone Number   Alternate Number
 Broward County Hurricane Hotline:  (954) 831-4000 311
 City of Hallandale Beach Hotline (954) 457-1400 N/A 
 FEMA Hotline (800) 342-3557 (800) 413-9900
 
Emergencies 911
Broward County Hurricane Hotline 311

 City of Hallandale Beach Radio Station      1620 AM
 Government Access Channel Channel 78
 Nearest Storm Shelter (Broward County Administered): Website

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BE PREPARED. STAY ALERT.

COHB Police Dept.