INFORMATION: Hurricane Irma Updates on City Operations

INFORMATION: Hurricane Irma Updates on City Operations

Hurricane Irma Updates on City Operations

Post Date:September 06, 2017 1:04 PM

UPDATE ON CITY OF FORT LAUDERDALE OPERATIONS

Posted Tuesday, September 6th at 1:30 p.m.

MANDATORY EVACUATION

Broward County has ordered a mandatory evacuation for neighbors east of Federal Highway beginning at noon tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017.  As a result, City Hall will be closed and normal City operations will be suspended starting Thursday. Neighbors in mobile home communities are encouraged to evacuate.

Hurricane Irma Advisories
For the latest Hurricane Irma advisories and storm tracks, visit the National Hurricane Center website at http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

Hurricane Preparations
For Hurricane Preparedness tips, please visit https://goo.gl/FU2T6D.

City Hall
-City Hall will be closed for normal operations starting Thursday, Sept. 7.

City Commission Meetings
-The City Commission Conference Meeting will take place as scheduled on Wednesday, September 6 at 1:30 pm in the City Hall 8th floor Conference Room.
-The City Commission Regular Meeting will take place as scheduled on Wednesday, September 6 at 6:00 pm in the City Hall 1st floor Commission Chambers.

Sanitation, Bulk Trash and Recycling
-Residential trash collection, bulk trash collection, and recycling services will take place as regularly scheduled Thursday, Sept. 7 and Friday, Sept. 8.

Parks and Recreation
-Parks and community centers will operate as regularly scheduled on Wednesday, September 6.
-Parks and community centers will be closed Thursday, September 7 and Friday, September 8.
-Afterschool programs will be canceled for Thursday, September 7 and Friday, September 8.
-Parks and recreation outdoor events and activities will be canceled for Thursday, September 7 and Friday, September 8.

Cancelation of Special Events
-The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K Run/Walk that was scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 9 at 7:30 a.m. at Huizenga Plaza has been canceled.

-The 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, that was scheduled to take place on Monday, September 11 at 9:30 a.m. at the Fort Lauderdale Fire and Safety Museum, has been canceled.

Shelters
-Broward County is working with Broward District Schools and the American Red Cross to finalize shelter options. Sheltering operations are expected to begin on Thursday.
-Vulnerable residents and those with special needs who will require sheltering should call 3-1-1.
-Shelters are a refuge of last resort and provide only very basic services. The first, best place to shelter is with family or friends outside the evacuation zone. If you do plan on going to a shelter, bring everything you need to be comfortable including bedding, snacks, etc.

Hurricane Irma Briefing Reports
Briefing Report #4
Briefing Report #3
Briefing Report #2
Briefing Report #1

Stay in Touch
The City of Fort Lauderdale offers numerous ways to stay informed before, during and after a storm: