Emergency operations personnel advise the Hallandale Beach area will start experiencing the effects of Hurricane Irma sometime between Saturday night into Sunday morning. Due to the dynamics of this natural event, we advise you to stay tuned to local media for latest storm updates.
Below are the latest City operation updates related to preparedness for Hurricane Irma.
- The Emergency Operations Center of the City of Hallandale Beach will begin operations tomorrow Friday, September 8, 2017 after 8:00am.
- An evacuation order has been made by Broward County for anyone east of US1 (Federal Highway). We also urge mobile home residents west of US1 to consider evacuation options as well.
- The Department of Public Works has ensured that all lift and pump stations have enough fuel to support the storm drainage operations.
- Bulk trash and garbage pickup will cease at the end of the day Friday, until further notice. Please do not put your trash and tree trimmings in the swale. It could cause blockage of the drains and make flooding worse in your neighborhood.
- Minibus Operations will cease Friday after the last pickup, until further notice.
- Park Programs and the Human Services Hepburn Center are closed until further notice.
- The bridge crossing between the mainland and the beach will remain open to boats until tomorrow noon. After this time, the bridge span will stop opening. This means tall boats cannot pass underneath but cars will continue to be able to cross.
- The sand bag program is over. More than 2500 bags have been distributed.
We encourage you to monitor the latest storm developments through the local media and follow #HBIrma or #HBEmergency through our social media Facebook and twitter pages for the latest City operation efforts. If you have any questions, please call (954) 457-3060.
Please be safe and take all necessary precautions.
Roger M. Carlton
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