City of Hollywood Emergency Management staff and public safety personnel are monitoring the track and development of Tropical Depression (TD) #13. Residents are encouraged to review their emergency plans and make sure they are prepared for the potential of severe weather and possible hurricane conditions.
TD #13 formed late Wednesday and is expected to become Tropical Storm Laura later today or tomorrow. South Florida is in the five-day forecast cone.
Barring any changes to the forecast, our area should expect to begin feeling impacts late Sunday or early Monday. Heavy rains and hurricane-force winds may occur in South Florida, although it is still too soon for forecasters to determine precisely where these hazards will occur.
Residents are encouraged to continue monitoring this storm, begin making storm preparations, and not focus on the forecast track of the storm’s center.
• Gather your hurricane supplies now, if you have not already done so. You should have five to seven days’ worth of supplies, such as non-perishable food and water, for each person in your household.
• Residents should refrain from cutting trees or doing additional landscaping projects until after this storm passes. Solid/commingled and recyclable materials should be properly secured in a safe, sheltered location.
• Make plans to secure any outdoor items that could be blown around in the storm. Bring them indoors or otherwise secure them as the storm approaches.
The Department of Public Utilities has deployed several auxiliary stormwater pumps to complement the 10 permanent stormwater pump stations.Crews will be removing debris blocking stormwater grates or inlets. Public Utilities staff will be closely monitoring all pump stations before, during and after the storm.
Please keep in mind, garbage, recycling and commingled (brush and hard junk) collections may be suspended in advance of the storm depending upon the forecast and conditions. During a storm, residents are asked to secure grey garbage carts and blue recycling carts on their property, along with commingled materials. Please continue to monitor the City’s website, www.hollywoodfl.org for updates.
Residents are encouraged to visit the City of Hollywood’s website at www.hollywoodfl.org/emergency for hurricane preparation tips and information regarding hurricane supplies.
Before, during and after a storm important information will be posted on the City’s website at www.hollywoodfl.org, shared via CodeRED Alerts, through NotifyMe “News and Announcements” email and text messages and on the City’s social media sites, Facebook and Twitter. Receive the latest emergency updates and information by signing up today. Please bookmark, follow, like and subscribe to the City’s various information sources to be in the know.
Emergency Website: www.hollywoodfl.org/emergency
Please stay tuned to radio and television broadcasts for further details of the storm movement and potential impact to our area.