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Hurricane Dorian Updates

Post Date:September 03, 2019 4:50 PM

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FINAL HURRICANE DORIAN UPDATE
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 – 5:00 p.m.

A MESSAGE FROM MAYOR DEAN J. TRANTALIS
I’m thankful to say that Hurricane Dorian has finally passed by South Florida with extraordinarily limited impact. This is remarkable, particularly considering that it was once a slow-moving Category 5 storm that was less than 100 miles away. 

The Fort Lauderdale community came together like seldom before. Everyone did a great job of making sure their family and property were secure. I would like to extend my personal thanks to a great city staff that dedicated itself to preparing for the worst all while we all hoped for the best.  

Both the city of Fort Lauderdale and Broward County are in the process of reopening — our government facilities, our parks, our libraries, our airports, our transit and our port. All should be restored to normal operations by tomorrow morning.  

For South Florida, Dorian was an important reminder that all hurricanes must be taken extremely seriously. A slight jog in its track and we could have repeated the destruction of  Hurricane Andrew right here in our own community. We cannot let our guard down when these warnings come. 

I send my deepest sympathies to the people of the Bahamas.  

The destruction that has occurred there is beyond belief. Many efforts are now underway to provide support and aid to this neighboring nation. I urge all to find a charity that you support and do what you can to help. At the same time, many of us have friends and family to the north where a weakened Dorian is now headed. We need to keep the people there in our thoughts as well.  

As a final note, the passage of Dorian is not an end to our need to be aware of dangerous weather.  

Hurricane season runs until the first of December, and we should expect that more storms will form both in the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico. Also, we remain in a period of King Tides. Many of our low-lying neighborhoods are experiencing unusually high tides as a result. The city prepared for this as much as possible and has plans underway to further improve our stormwater infrastructure to reduce flooding when it occurs.  

This will be the city’s final update regarding Hurricane Dorian. Here is the latest from our Emergency Operations Center:  

Weather Conditions
The potential threat to Broward County from Hurricane Dorian has passed.  The National Hurricane Center expects local weather conditions to continue to improve as Dorian moves further north. 

The NHC forecast calls for rain bands and gusty winds to continue to move across our area before subsiding beginning around 8 p.m. this evening.  Localized flooding from heavier rain bands is possible particularly in coastal and low-lying areas. 

Broward County remains under a Coastal Flood Advisory. Dangerous marine and beach conditions with large waves, high rip currents, possible coastal flooding (particularly from King Tides) and beach erosion are expected to continue before slowly subsiding through the rest of the week. 

King Tides
Fort Lauderdale continues to experience King Tides. Property owners in low-lying and flood prone areas should continue to take precautions, as the impacts from the storm may continue to intensify flooding. If you drive through flooded areas, we ask that you please drive slowly to avoid creating waves that could damage surrounding property and landscaping. For information on King Tides, visit http://bit.ly/kingtidesftl

City Hall
City Hall will reopen and normal operations will resume on Wednesday, September 4. 

Sanitation, Yard Waste, Recycling and Bulk Trash
All City sanitation services – residential trash, yard waste, recycling, and bulk trash – will resume their normal collection operations tomorrow, Wednesday, September 4, for customers regularly scheduled for Wednesday collections. Neighbors should be advised that collections may not occur as normal, meaning trucks may be through earlier or later than usual. Routes will begin at 7 a.m. and may run later than 6 p.m. as increases in volume are expected. This will continue through the remainder of the week.  

Bulk customers normally serviced on the 1st Monday or the 1st Tuesday of the month who were NOT collected on Monday, September 2 or Tuesday, September 3 as a result of Hurricane Dorian will NOT have a make-up day in September. Instead, the City will collect up to 20 cubic yards of material placed curbside during their normal October collection cycle, scheduled for Tuesday, October 1st (1st Tuesday) or Monday, October 7th  (1st Monday). 

Broward County Schools
Broward County Public Schools and District offices will reopen on Wednesday, September 4. 

Parks and Recreation
All City parks and community centers will reopen on Wednesday, September 4.
Parks afterschool programs will resume on Wednesday, September 4.   

City Parking Enforcement Resumes
The City of Fort Lauderdale will resume parking enforcement at all surface parking lots and on-street parking locations beginning on Thursday, September 5 at 6:00 a.m. 

The City of Fort Lauderdale will resume parking enforcement for all locations on Saturday, September 7 at 6:00 a.m. 

Please Remove Vehicles from City Parking Garages
Residents who parked at the following City garages during Hurricane Dorian must remove their vehicles by Friday, September 6 at 7:00 p.m.   

Riverwalk Center Garage (formerly City Park Garage)
150 SE 2nd Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

Arts and Science District Garage (Broward Center)
101 SW 5th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 

Las Olas Garage (Las Olas and S. Birch Road on beach)
200 Las Olas Circle
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 

Bridgeside Square Garage (A1A and Oakland Park Blvd)
SECOND FLOOR ONLY
3020 NE 32 Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 

City Commission Meetings
The following Fort Lauderdale City Commission Meeting that was scheduled to take place on Tuesday, September 3 has been canceled. It will be rescheduled for a new date. 

  • Unified Direct Procurement Authority (UDPA) Meeting between the City of Fort Lauderdale Commission and the Broward County Commission at 11:30 a.m. in the City Hall 8th floor Conference Room 

The following Fort Lauderdale City Commission Meetings that were scheduled to take place on Tuesday, September 3 have been rescheduled for Thursday, September 12 at the same times: 

  • Conference Meeting at 1:30 p.m. in the City Hall 8th floor Conference Room
  • CRA Board Meeting at 2:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible in the City Hall 8th floor Conference Room
  • First Budget Hearing at 5:01 p.m. in the City Hall 1st floor Commission Chambers
  • Regular Meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall 1st floor Commission Chambers

Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) is fully operational. However, there are many flight delays and cancellations. Passengers should check with their airline before going to the airport. 

Port Everglades
Port Everglades has reopened for business. 

Broward County Transit
Broward County Transit regular fixed route bus service and TOPS paratransit service have resumed. Express bus service will resume on Wednesday morning, September 4. 

Sun Trolley
Sun Trolley service has resumed.

Brightline (Virgin Trains USA)
Brightline will resume service on Wednesday, September 4.

Tri-Rail
Tri-Rail will resume service on Wednesday, September 4. 

Broward County Libraries
Broward County libraries will reopen on Wednesday, September 4. 

Broward County Courts
Broward County courts will resume operations on Wednesday, September 4.

Bridges
Broward County drawbridges have resumed normal operations for vehicular and marine traffic. 

Stay in Touch
Fort Lauderdale offers numerous ways for neighbors to stay up-to-date on the latest City information:

-Monitor the City website at www.fortlauderdale.gov 
-Register for CodeRED alerts
-If you live in Fort Lauderdale, join NextDoor
-Follow us on Twitter @FTLCityNews
-Like us on Facebook @CityofFortLauderdale
-Get E-news delivered to your inbox
-Download the Lauderserv App on your smartphone or tablet
-Contact our 24-hour Neighbor Service Center at 954-828-8000

For more information, visit the City's website at www.fortlauderdale.gov.


HURRICANE DORIAN UPDATE
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 – 1:00 p.m.

Broward County is NO LONGER UNDER a Tropical Storm Watch. The latest update from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) has Hurricane Dorian moving northwest near 2 mph. On this track, the core of Hurricane Dorian is expected to remain off the coast of Florida as the storm continues to move in a northwest and then northward direction. Dorian is currently a category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 110 mph. 

Broward County remains under a Coastal Flood Advisory. The NHC forecast calls for rain bands and winds from Hurricane Dorian to continue to move across our area today with the potential for occasional tropical storm force gusts before subsiding around 8 p.m. this evening.  Localized flooding from heavier rain bands is possible particularly in coastal and low-lying areas near high tide times. 

Dangerous marine and beach conditions with large waves, high rip currents, possible coastal flooding (particularly from King Tides) and beach erosion are expected to continue today and slowly subside through the rest of the week. 

Residents are reminded to be careful and stay abreast of changing weather conditions. 

Following are updates related to Hurricane Dorian: 

City Hall
City Hall will reopen and resume normal operations tomorrow, Wednesday, September 4. 

Sanitation, Yard Waste, Recycling and Bulk Trash
All City sanitation services – residential trash, yard waste, recycling, and bulk trash – will resume their normal collection operations tomorrow, Wednesday, September 4, for customers regularly scheduled for Wednesday collections. Neighbors should be advised that collections may not occur as normal, meaning trucks may be through earlier or later than usual. Routes will begin at 7 a.m. and may run later than 6 p.m. as increases in volume are expected. This will continue through the remainder of the week.  

Bulk customers normally serviced on the 1st Monday or the 1st Tuesday of the month who were NOT collected on Monday, September 2 or Tuesday, September 3 as a result of Hurricane Dorian will NOT have a make-up day in September. Instead, the City will collect up to 20 cubic yards of material placed curbside during their normal October collection cycle, scheduled for Tuesday, October 1st (1st Tuesday) or Monday, October 7th  (1st Monday). 

Broward County Schools
Broward County Public Schools and District offices will reopen tomorrow, Wednesday, September 4. 

Parks and Recreation
All City parks and community centers will reopen tomorrow, Wednesday, September 4.
Parks afterschool programs will resume tomorrow, Wednesday, September 4.   

Shelters
Broward County shelters closed this morning, Tuesday, September 3. 

City Parking Enforcement
The City of Fort Lauderdale will resume parking enforcement at all surface parking lots and on-street parking locations beginning on Thursday, September 5 at 6:00 a.m. 

The City of Fort Lauderdale will resume parking enforcement for all locations on Saturday, September 7 at 6:00 a.m. 

City Parking Garages
Residents who parked at the following City garages during Hurricane Dorian must remove their vehicles by Friday, September 6 at 7:00 p.m.   

Riverwalk Center Garage (formerly City Park Garage)
150 SE 2nd Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 

Arts and Science District Garage (Broward Center)
101 SW 5th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 

Las Olas Garage (Las Olas and S. Birch Road on beach)
200 Las Olas Circle
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 

Bridgeside Square Garage (A1A and Oakland Park Blvd)
SECOND FLOOR ONLY
3020 NE 32 Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 

City Commission Meetings
The following Fort Lauderdale City Commission Meeting that was scheduled to take place on Tuesday, September 3 has been canceled. It will be rescheduled for a new date. 

  • Unified Direct Procurement Authority (UDPA) Meeting between the City of Fort Lauderdale Commission and the Broward County Commission at 11:30 a.m. in the City Hall 8th floor Conference Room 

The following Fort Lauderdale City Commission Meetings that were scheduled to take place on Tuesday, September 3 have been rescheduled for Thursday, September 12 at the same times:

  • Conference Meeting at 1:30 p.m. in the City Hall 8th floor Conference Room
  • CRA Board Meeting at 2:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible in the City Hall 8th floor Conference Room
  • First Budget Hearing at 5:01 p.m. in the City Hall 1st floor Commission Chambers
  • Regular Meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall 1st floor Commission Chambers

King Tides
Fort Lauderdale continues to experience King Tides. Property owners in low-lying and flood prone areas should continue to take precautions, as the impacts from Hurricane Dorian may intensify flooding. If you drive through flooded areas, we ask that you please drive slowly to avoid creating waves that could damage surrounding property and landscaping. For information on King Tides, visit http://bit.ly/kingtidesftl. 

Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport resumed operations at noon today, Tuesday, September 3. 

Broward County Transit
Broward County Transit regular fixed route bus service and TOPS paratransit service resumed at noon today Tuesday, September 3. Express bus service will resume on Wednesday morning, September 4. 

Sun Trolley
Sun Trolley resumed regular operations at noon today, Tuesday, September 3.

Port Everglades
Port Everglades remains closed until the Coast Guard authorizes reopening.

Brightline (Virgin Trains USA)
Brightline service is suspended for today, Tuesday, September 3.

Tri-Rail
Tri-Rail service is suspended for today, Tuesday, September 3. 

Broward County Libraries
Broward County libraries remain closed to the public until further notice.

Bridges
All drawbridges in Broward County as well as the FEC railroad bridge are locked in the down position allowing only for vehicular traffic. 

Ways to Stay in Touch
Fort Lauderdale offers numerous ways for neighbors to receive important information and updates: 

-Monitor the City website at www.fortlauderdale.gov 
-Register for CodeRED alerts
-If you live in Fort Lauderdale, join NextDoor
-Follow us on Twitter @FTLCityNews
-Like us on Facebook @CityofFortLauderdale
-Get E-news delivered to your inbox
-Download the Lauderserv App on your smartphone or tablet
-Contact our 24-hour Neighbor Service Center at 954-828-8000 

For more information, visit the City's website at www.fortlauderdale.gov.

TUES 11 AM 09-03-2019

TUES 11 AM 09-03-2019

 


HURRICANE DORIAN UPDATE
Monday, September 2, 2019 – 7:00 p.m.

 

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) reports that Dorian has become nearly stationary this afternoon over Grand Bahama Island.  On the current track, the core of Hurricane Dorian will continue to pound Grand Bahama Island into Tuesday morning.  The hurricane will then move dangerously close to the Florida east coast as it makes an expected turn northward. Dorian remains a dangerous category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds near 145 mph. 

Broward County remains under a Tropical Storm Watch and a Coastal Flood Advisory. The NHC forecast calls for rain bands and winds to continue to move across southern Florida with occasional tropical storm force gusts today and continuing into Tuesday evening. The threat remains for potential storm surge, as well as localized flooding particularly in coastal and low-lying areas. 

Marine and beach impacts are expected through mid-week with the potential for large waves, high rip currents, rough surf, coastal flooding (particularly from King Tides), and beach erosion. 

Residents are reminded to be vigilant as any deviation in the track of Hurricane Dorian could affect the impacts to our area. 

Following are updates related to Hurricane Dorian: 

City Hall
City Hall will be closed and normal City operations will be suspended on Tuesday, September 3. 

Sanitation, Yard Waste, Recycling and Bulk Trash
All City sanitation collection services – residential trash collection, yard waste, recycling, and bulk trash – will be suspended on Tuesday, September 3. Please do not place any carts or bulk trash out for collection. 

Broward County Schools
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is closing all schools and District offices on Tuesday, September 3. 

Parks and Recreation
All City parks and community centers are closed and will remain closed until further notice.
Parks afterschool programs are canceled for Tuesday, September 3. 

City Commission Meetings
The following Fort Lauderdale City Commission Meeting that was scheduled to take place on Tuesday, September 3 has been canceled. It will be rescheduled for a new date. 

  • Unified Direct Procurement Authority (UDPA) Meeting between the City of Fort Lauderdale Commission and the Broward County Commission at 11:30 a.m. in the City Hall 8th floor Conference Room 

The following Fort Lauderdale City Commission Meetings that were scheduled to take place on Tuesday, September 3 have been rescheduled for Thursday, September 12 at the same times: 

  • Conference Meeting at 1:30 p.m. in the City Hall 8th floor Conference Room
  • CRA Board Meeting at 2:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible in the City Hall 8th floor Conference Room
  • First Budget Hearing at 5:01 p.m. in the City Hall 1st floor Commission Chambers
  • Regular Meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall 1st floor Commission Chambers

City Parking Garages
Fort Lauderdale residents may park at the following City parking garages. Payment will not be required to enter and enforcement will be suspended until further notice. 

Riverwalk Center Garage (formerly City Park Garage)
150 SE 2nd Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 

Arts and Science District Garage (Broward Center)
101 SW 5th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 

Las Olas Garage (Las Olas and S. Birch Road on beach)
200 Las Olas Circle
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 

Bridgeside Square Garage (A1A and Oakland Park Blvd)
PARK ON SECOND FLOOR ONLY
3020 NE 32 Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 

King Tides
Fort Lauderdale continues to experience King Tides. Property owners in low-lying and flood prone areas should continue to take precautions, as the impacts from Hurricane Dorian may intensify flooding. If you drive through flooded areas, we ask that you please drive slowly to avoid creating waves that could damage surrounding property and landscaping. For information on King Tides, visit http://bit.ly/kingtidesftl.

Shelters
Broward County has three general population shelters open:

• Atlantic Technical College/Arthur Ashe Junior Campus, 1701 NW 23rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale

• Monarch High School, 5050 Wiles Road in Coconut Creek

• Everglades High School, 17100 SW 48th Court, Miramar (PET-FRIENDLY)

Broward County has four special needs shelters open for vulnerable residents at risk. To register, call the Emergency Hotline at 311 or 954-831-4000.

Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
FLL is closed until further notice. 

Port Everglades
Port Everglades is closed until further notice. 

Broward County Transit
Broward County Transit regular fixed route bus service and TOPS paratransit service will resume at Noon on Tuesday, September 3. Express bus service will resume again on Wednesday morning, September 4. 

Sun Trolley
Sun Trolley has suspended service until further notice.

Brightline (Virgin Trains USA)
Brightline has suspended service until further notice.

Tri-Rail
Tri-Rail service is suspended until further notice. 

Broward County Libraries
Broward County libraries remain closed to the public until further notice.

Bridges
All drawbridges in Broward County as well as the FEC railroad bridge are locked in the down position allowing only for vehicular traffic. 

Ways to Stay in Touch

Fort Lauderdale offers numerous ways for neighbors to receive important information and updates: 

-Monitor the City website at www.fortlauderdale.gov 
-Register for CodeRED alerts
-If you live in Fort Lauderdale, join NextDoor
-Follow us on Twitter @FTLCityNews
-Like us on Facebook @CityofFortLauderdale
-Get E-news delivered to your inbox
-Download the Lauderserv App on your smartphone or tablet
-Contact our 24-hour Neighbor Service Center at 954-828-8000 

For the latest updates on Hurricane Dorian, visit the National Hurricane Center website at www.nhc.noaa.gov. For more emergency preparation tips, visit the City's website at www.fortlauderdale.gov/hurricane.

MON 5 PM 09-02-2019

MON 5 PM 09-02-2019


HURRICANE DORIAN UPDATE
Monday, September 2, 2019 – 1:00 p.m. 

 

A MESSAGE FROM MAYOR DEAN J. TRANTALIS
I urge everyone in Fort Lauderdale to continue to use caution and keep their storm preparations in place. While weather forecasters fully expect Hurricane Dorian to turn away from us and move to the north, we will be impacted by this monstrous storm today and Tuesday.  

The National Weather Service is telling us that we should expect tropical storm force winds of more than 40 miles per hour with stronger gusts. Also, the agency says we will experience localized heavy rainfall with the possibility of flooding in low-lying and vulnerable areas. Due to Dorian’s proximity to the coast, major marine and beach impacts are expected all along the Southeast Florida coast.  

Dorian has dropped to a Category 4 storm, but that is still a major hurricane capable of substantial devastation. It will come very near us during its expected turn, so the slightest wobble could significantly alter the degree to which we will be impacted. So please, continue to monitor the storm and protect yourself, your family and your property.  

Before we review the latest news from our emergency team, let me take a moment for two additional thoughts.  

The images coming to us from the neighboring Bahamas are truly heart-wrenching. The Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama Island are experiencing a level of destruction that is almost unimaginable. They face a humanitarian crisis of major proportions. Please keep the Bahamian nation in your thoughts. As soon as we have information on charities that are rendering assistance, we will share it.  

Also, today is Labor Day. It’s an unusual one given the threat of Hurricane Dorian. But let’s take a moment to remember the hard-working spirit, determination and resolve of the American worker.  

I offer my sincere thanks to city employees and the workers at businesses and organizations throughout our community. Particularly, in light of the current circumstances, let’s show special appreciation to our first-responders and emergency personnel who have done incredible work to prepare our community for Dorian.  

Here is the latest from our Emergency Operations Center: 

WEATHER UPDATES
Broward County remains under a Tropical Storm Watch. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) reports that Dorian is moving west at 1 mph over Grand Bahama Island. Dorian is an extremely dangerous category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds near 155 mph. 

On the current track, the core of Hurricane Dorian will continue to pound Grand Bahama Island through much of today and tonight. The hurricane will then move dangerously close to the Florida east coast before making an expected turn northward. 

The NHC forecast calls for wind impacts with occasional tropical storm force gusts today and continuing into Tuesday evening. Rain bands and squalls from Dorian are expected to spread across South Florida today continuing into early Wednesday. The threat remains for potential storm surge flooding greater than 1 foot above ground beginning today through mid-week, as well as the potential for localized flooding particularly in coastal and low-lying areas. 

Marine and beach impacts are expected beginning today through mid-week with the potential for large waves, high rip currents, coastal flooding (particularly from King Tides), and beach erosion. There is also the potential for isolated tornadoes and flash floods. 

Residents are reminded to be vigilant, remain prepared, and continue to monitor the progress of Hurricane Dorian as any deviation in the track could affect the impacts to our area. 

Following are updates related to Hurricane Dorian: 

City Hall
City Hall and normal City operations are closed today, Monday, September 2, and will remain closed tomorrow, Tuesday, September 3. 

Sanitation, Yard Waste, Recycling and Bulk Trash
All City sanitation collection services – residential trash collection, yard waste, recycling, and bulk trash – are suspended for today, Monday, September 2 and tomorrow, Tuesday, September 3. Please do not place any carts or bulk trash out for collection. 

Parks and Recreation
All City parks and community centers are closed and will remain closed until further notice.
Parks afterschool programs are canceled for Tuesday, September 3. 

City Commission Meetings
The following Fort Lauderdale City Commission Meeting that was scheduled to take place on Tuesday, September 3 has been canceled. It will be rescheduled for a new date. 

  • Unified Direct Procurement Authority (UDPA) Meeting between the City of Fort Lauderdale Commission and the Broward County Commission at 11:30 a.m. in the City Hall 8th floor Conference Room 

The following Fort Lauderdale City Commission Meetings that were scheduled to take place on Tuesday, September 3 have been canceled. The City is in the process of rescheduling these meetings for Thursday, September 12 at the same times: 

  • Conference Meeting at 1:30 p.m. in the City Hall 8th floor Conference Room
    CRA Board Meeting at 2:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible in the City Hall 8th floor Conference Room
    First Budget Hearing at 5:01 p.m. in the City Hall 1st floor Commission Chambers
    Regular Meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall 1st floor Commission Chambers 

City Parking Garages
Fort Lauderdale residents may park at the following City parking garages. Payment will not be required to enter and enforcement will be suspended until further notice. 

Riverwalk Center Garage (formerly City Park Garage)
150 SE 2nd Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 

Arts and Science District Garage (Broward Center)
101 SW 5th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 

Las Olas Garage (Las Olas and S. Birch Road on beach)
200 Las Olas Circle
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 

Bridgeside Square Garage (A1A and Oakland Park Blvd)
PARK ON SECOND FLOOR ONLY
3020 NE 32 Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 

King Tides
Fort Lauderdale continues to experience King Tides. Property owners in low-lying and flood prone areas should continue to take precautions, as the impacts from Hurricane Dorian may intensify flooding. If you drive through flooded areas, we ask that you please drive slowly to avoid creating waves that could damage surrounding property and landscaping. For information on King Tides, visit http://bit.ly/kingtidesftl.

Shelters
Broward County has opened three special needs shelters for adults and one pediatric special needs shelter. Broward County is still accepting applications for special needs residents. To register, call the Emergency Hotline at 311 or 954-831-4000. At this time, Broward County has no plans to open general population shelters or pet friendly shelters. This is subject to change pending weather conditions.

Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
FLL closed at noon today, Monday, September 2, and remain closed until further notice. 

Port Everglades
Port Everglades is closed until further notice. 

Broward County Transit
Broward County Transit has suspended bus and TOPS Paratransit services for today, Monday, September 2. 

Sun Trolley
Sun Trolley has suspended service for today, Monday, September 2.

Brightline (Virgin Trains USA)
Brightline has suspended service for Monday, September 2 and Tuesday, September 3. 

Tri-Rail
Tri-Rail service is suspended until further notice. 

Broward County Libraries
Broward County Libraries remain closed to the public until further notice.

Tolls
The Governor has suspended turnpike tolls throughout the state. 

Canal Levels
The water levels in local canals have been lowered in preparation for the storm. 

Bridges
All drawbridges in Broward County as well as the FEC railroad bridge are locked in the down position allowing only for vehicular traffic. 

Broward County Schools
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is closing all schools and District offices on Tuesday, September 3. 

PREVIOUS UPDATES
Scooters
Scooters have been removed from all City streets.   

Construction Sites
Construction sites have been secured. Tower cranes have been placed in weather vane mode to allow them to freely move with the changing of the wind. People will see the cranes spinning when winds intensify. This is the standard operating procedure for cranes in high wind events.

Price Gouging Hotline
If you suspect price gouging of essential commodities, contact the Florida Office of the Attorney General’s Price Gouging Hotline at 1-866-966-7226 or visit http://myfloridalegal.com.

Ways to Stay in Touch
The City of Fort Lauderdale offers numerous ways for neighbors to receive important information and updates: 

-Monitor the City website at www.fortlauderdale.gov
-Register for CodeRED alerts
-If you live in Fort Lauderdale, join NextDoor
-Follow us on Twitter @FTLCityNews
-Like us on Facebook @CityofFortLauderdale
-Get E-news delivered to your inbox
-Download the Lauderserv App from Google Play (not available for Apple users)
-Contact our 24-hour Neighbor Service Center at 954-828-8000 

For the latest updates on Hurricane Dorian, visit the National Hurricane Center website at www.nhc.noaa.gov.  For more emergency preparation tips, visit the City's website at www.fortlauderdale.gov/hurricane.

MON 11 AM 09-02-2019

MON 11 AM 09-02-2019

 

 


HURRICANE DORIAN UPDATE
Sunday
, September 1, 2019 – 7:30 p.m.

 

A MESSAGE FROM FORT LAUDERDALE MAYOR DEAN J. TRANTALIS
This afternoon, I signed an order as mayor declaring a state of emergency in Fort Lauderdale. 

Hurricane Dorian is an extremely dangerous and powerful storm, and its forecast track has been very erratic. In an abundance of caution, I want to put the city on appropriate storm-footing and ensure we can take every action necessary both during and after its passing. This emergency order does that. 

The most current forecast model has the city of Fort Lauderdale avoiding the worst of the storm. However, we are under a tropical storm watch. We likely will have heavy rain and high winds of a tropical-storm force. Gusts could be higher. And, any rain would add to problems already caused by the seasonal King Tides, which are unusually high. 

This is a Category 5 hurricane — perhaps the strongest Atlantic hurricane ever — and its forecast has the eyewall some 70 miles away from South Florida. The slightest wobble puts us in grave danger. In addition, it is a very slow-moving storm, meaning its impact would be even greater wherever it strikes. 

If anything is true about hurricanes, it is that they are predictably unpredictable. You cannot be too cautious about this massive storm. Let’s hope … and pray … that we truly do avoid the worst, but let’s also make sure that each and every one of us is prepared and remains so until Dorian has moved north.  

At this point, no evacuations have been ordered for our area. In addition, FPL has assembled a large pre-storm restoration workforce that includes local employees and workers from utilities across the country who are ready to respond once the storm passes. 

Our dedicated city staff has handled many hurricanes and tropical storms before and has made sure we are ready. They train throughout the year to ensure they are. 

As your mayor, I am confident that our city has done as much as possible to prepare. Fort Lauderdale is a strong vibrant community and will come through this storm. We are committed to restoring our community from any impact of Dorian as quickly as possible. 

With that said, here is the latest information from our emergency team. 

WEATHER UPDATES
A Tropical Storm Watch remains in effect for Broward County.  A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) are possible within the watch area within 48 hours. 

Earlier today, Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the Bahamas as a category 5 storm with wind speeds of 185 mph.  On the current track, the core of Hurricane Dorian will continue to pound Great Abaco this evening and move near or over Grand Bahama Island tonight and Monday. The hurricane will move dangerously close to the Florida east coast late Monday through Tuesday night. 

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) forecast for our area calls for the possibility of tropical storm force gusts occurring from Monday morning into Wednesday. Squalls and prolonged wind and rain are expected beginning as early as late tonight. There is the potential for storm surge flooding greater than 1 foot above ground beginning Monday through the middle of the week, as well as the potential for localized flooding particularly in coastal and low-lying areas.  

Marine and beach impacts are expected beginning Monday and extending late into the week with the potential for large waves, high rip currents, coastal flooding (particularly from King Tides), and beach erosion. There is also the potential for isolated tornadoes. 

Residents are reminded to be vigilant, remain prepared, and continue to monitor the progress of Hurricane Dorian as any deviation in the track could affect the impacts to our area. 

Following are updates related to Hurricane Dorian: 

Tolls
The Governor has suspended turnpike tolls throughout the state. 

Canal Levels
The water levels in local canals have been lowered in preparation for the storm. 

Tri-Rail
Tri-Rail service will be suspended after the last train tonight, Sunday, September 1. There will be no Tri-Rail trains operating on Monday, September 2 and trains will not resume running until further notice. 

City Parking Garages
Fort Lauderdale residents may park at the following City parking garages. Payment will not be required to enter and enforcement will be suspended until further notice. 

Riverwalk Center Garage (formerly City Park Garage)
150 SE 2nd Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 

Arts and Science District Garage (Broward Center)
101 SW 5th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Las Olas Garage (on beach)
200 Las Olas Circle
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 

Sanitation, Yard Waste, Recycling and Bulk Trash
All City sanitation collection services – residential trash collection, yard waste, recycling, and bulk trash – will be suspended on Monday, September 2 and Tuesday, September 3. Please do not place any carts or bulk trash out for collection. 

Shelters
Broward County has opened three special needs shelters for adults and one pediatric special needs shelter. Broward County is still accepting applications for special needs residents. To register, call the Emergency Hotline at 311 or 954-831-4000. At this time, Broward County has no plans to open general population shelters or pet friendly shelters. This is subject to change pending weather conditions. 

Bridges
All drawbridges in Broward County will be locked in the down position by 8 p.m. tonight allowing only for vehicular traffic. 

Broward County Schools
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is closing all schools and District offices on Tuesday, September 3. 

Parks and Recreation
All City parks and community centers are closed and will remain closed until further notice.
Parks afterschool programs are canceled for Tuesday, September 3. 

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Scooters
Scooters have been removed from all City streets. 

Construction Sites
Construction sites have been secured. Tower cranes have been placed in weather vane mode to allow them to freely move with the changing of the wind. People will see the cranes spinning when winds intensify. This is the standard operating procedure for cranes in high wind events. 

King Tides
Observed King Tides continue to come in higher than predictions. Property owners in low-lying and flood prone areas should continue to take precautions, as the potential for storm surge and rain may intensify flooding. For information on King Tides, visit bit.ly/kingtidesftl 

City Hall
City Hall will be closed on Monday, September 2 in observance of Labor Day.

Price Gouging Hotline
If you suspect price gouging of essential commodities, contact the Florida Office of the Attorney General’s Price Gouging Hotline at 1-866-966-7226 or visit http://myfloridalegal.com.

Cancelation of Special Events
The Firecracker Criterium & Labor Day Classic cycling races that were scheduled to take place on Monday, September 2 at Snyder Park have been canceled.

City Commission Meetings
The following Fort Lauderdale City Commission Meetings will take place as regularly scheduled on Tuesday, September 3 (subject to change pending weather conditions):

-Unified Direct Procurement Authority (UDPA) Meeting between the City of Fort Lauderdale Commission and the Broward County Commission at 11:30 a.m. in the City Hall 8th floor Conference Room

-Conference Meeting at 1:30 p.m. in the City Hall 8th floor Conference Room

-CRA Board Meeting at 2:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible in the City Hall 8th floor Conference Room

-First Budget Hearing at 5:01 p.m. in the City Hall 1st floor Commission Chambers

-Regular Meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall 1st floor Commission Chambers

Ways to Stay in Touch
The City of Fort Lauderdale offers numerous ways for neighbors to receive important information and updates: 

-Monitor the City website at www.fortlauderdale.gov
-Register for CodeRED alerts
-If you live in Fort Lauderdale, join NextDoor
-Follow us on Twitter @FTLCityNews
-Like us on Facebook @CityofFortLauderdale
-Get E-news delivered to your inbox
-Download the Lauderserv App from Google Play (not available for Apple users)
-Contact our 24-hour Neighbor Service Center at 954-828-8000 

For the latest updates on Hurricane Dorian, visit the National Hurricane Center website at www.nhc.noaa.gov.  For more emergency preparation tips, visit the City's website at www.fortlauderdale.gov/hurricane.

SUN 5 PM 09-01-2019

 

SUN 5 PM 09-01-2019


HURRICANE DORIAN UPDATE
Sunday
, September 1, 2019 – 2:30 p.m.

 

A Tropical Storm Watch remains in effect for Broward County.  A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) are possible within the watch area within 48 hours. 

Hurricane Dorian has made landfall in the Bahamas as a category 5 storm with wind speeds of 185 mph.  The current track continues to bring the storm west toward the Florida coast before an expected northward turn on Tuesday. 

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) forecast for our area continues to call for the possibility of tropical storm force winds occurring from Monday morning to Wednesday morning. Squalls and prolonged wind and rain are expected beginning late Sunday into early Monday with the potential for localized flooding particularly in coastal and low-lying areas. Marine and beach impacts are expected beginning Monday and extending into mid-week with the potential for large waves, high rip currents, coastal flooding (particularly from King Tides), and beach erosion. 

Residents are reminded to be vigilant, remain prepared, and continue to monitor the progress of Hurricane Dorian as any deviation in the track could affect the impacts to our area. 

Following are updates related to Hurricane Dorian: 

City Parking Garages
Beginning at 2:00 p.m. today, Fort Lauderdale residents may park at the following City parking garages. Payment will not be required to enter and enforcement will be suspended until further notice. 

Riverwalk Center Garage (formerly City Park Garage)
150 SE 2nd Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 

Arts and Science District Garage (Broward Center)
101 SW 5th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 

Las Olas Garage (on beach)
200 Las Olas Circle
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 

Sanitation, Yard Waste, Recycling and Bulk Trash
All City sanitation collection services – residential trash collection, yard waste, recycling, and bulk trash – will be suspended on Monday, September 2 and Tuesday, September 3. Please do not place any carts or bulk trash out for collection. 

Shelters
At this time, Broward County has no plans to open general population shelters, including pet friendly shelters. This is subject to change pending weather conditions. However, due to the possibility of power outages, which place special needs residents at risk, Broward County will be opening three special needs  shelters for adults and one pediatric special needs shelter at 2 p.m. today, Sunday, September 1. Broward County is still accepting applications for special needs residents. To register, call the Emergency Hotline at 311 or 954-831-4000. 

Bridges
All drawbridges in Broward County will be locked in the down position by 8 p.m. tonight allowing only for vehicular traffic. 

Broward County Schools
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is closing all schools and District offices on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. 

Parks and Recreation
All City parks and community centers are closed and will remain closed until further notice.
Parks afterschool programs are canceled for Tuesday, September 3. 

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Scooters
Scooters have been removed from all City streets. 

Construction Sites
Construction sites have been secured. Tower cranes have been placed in weather vane mode to allow them to freely move with the changing of the wind. People will see the cranes spinning when winds intensify. This is the standard operating procedure for cranes in high wind events. 

King Tides
Observed King Tides continue to come in higher than predictions. Property owners in low-lying and flood prone areas should continue to take precautions. If storm surge and heavy accumulations of rainfall are received, we can expect flooding in coastal and low-lying areas. For information on King Tides, visit bit.ly/kingtidesftl 

City Hall
City Hall will be closed on Monday, September 2 in observance of Labor Day. 

Price Gouging Hotline
If you suspect price gouging of essential commodities, contact the Florida Office of the Attorney General’s Price Gouging Hotline at 1-866-966-7226 or visit http://myfloridalegal.com.

Cancelation of Special Events
-The Igloo Cooler Festival that was scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 1 from 4 p.m. – 11 p.m. at Snyder Park has been canceled. 

-The Firecracker Criterium & Labor Day Classic cycling races that were scheduled to take place on Monday, September 2 at Snyder Park have been canceled. 

City Commission Meetings
The following Fort Lauderdale City Commission Meetings will take place as regularly scheduled on Tuesday, September 3 (this is subject to change pending weather conditions):

-Unified Direct Procurement Authority (UDPA) Meeting between the City of Fort Lauderdale Commission and the Broward County Commission at 11:30 a.m. in the City Hall 8th floor Conference Room

-Conference Meeting at 1:30 p.m. in the City Hall 8th floor Conference Room

-CRA Board Meeting at 2:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible in the City Hall 8th floor Conference Room

-First Budget Hearing at 5:01 p.m. in the City Hall 1st floor Commission Chambers

-Regular Meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall 1st floor Commission Chambers

Ways to Stay in Touch
The City of Fort Lauderdale offers numerous ways for neighbors to receive important information and updates: 

-Monitor the City website at www.fortlauderdale.gov
-Register for CodeRED alerts
-If you live in Fort Lauderdale, join NextDoor
-Follow us on Twitter @FTLCityNews
-Like us on Facebook @CityofFortLauderdale
-Get E-news delivered to your inbox
-Download the Lauderserv App from Google Play (not available for Apple users)
-Contact our 24-hour Neighbor Service Center at 954-828-8000 

For the latest updates on Hurricane Dorian, visit the National Hurricane Center website at www.nhc.noaa.gov.  For more emergency preparation tips, visit the City's website at www.fortlauderdale.gov/hurricane.

SUN 2 PM 09-01-2019

 

SUN 2 PM 09-01-2019


HURRICANE DORIAN UPDATE
Sunday
, September 1, 2019 – 10:00 a.m.

 

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for Broward County.  A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) are possible within the watch area within 48 hours.

Hurricane Dorian is currently a category 5 storm moving toward the Bahamas. The current track has shifted slightly west as it continues toward the Florida coast before the expected northward turn on Tuesday. 

The NHC forecast for our area calls for the possibility of tropical storm force winds occurring from Monday morning to Wednesday morning. Rainfall is expected beginning late Sunday into early Monday with the potential for localized flooding particularly in coastal and low-lying areas. Marine and beach impacts are expected beginning Monday and extending into mid-week with the potential for large waves, high rip currents, coastal flooding, and beach erosion. 

Residents are reminded to remain vigilant, continue to monitor the track of Hurricane Dorian, and be prepared.

Following are City updates related to Hurricane Dorian: 

Shelters
No shelters have opened at this time. Broward County will continue to monitor weather conditions and will be ready to open shelters if they are needed.

Parks and Recreation
All City parks and community centers are closed and will remain closed until further notice. 

Sanitation, Yard Waste, Recycling and Bulk Trash
All City sanitation collection services – residential trash collection, yard waste, recycling, and bulk trash – will be suspended on Monday, September 2 and Tuesday, September 3. Please do not place any carts or bulk trash out for collection. 

Scooters
Scooters have been removed from all City streets. 

Construction Sites
Construction sites have been secured. Tower cranes have been placed in weather vane mode to allow them to freely move with the changing of the wind. People will see the cranes spinning when winds intensify. This is the standard operating procedure for cranes in high wind events. 

King Tides
Observed King Tides continue to come in higher than predictions. Property owners in low-lying and flood prone areas should continue to take precautions. If storm surge and heavy accumulations of rainfall are received, we can expect flooding in coastal and low-lying areas. For information on King Tides, visit bit.ly/kingtidesftl 

City Hall
City Hall will be closed on Monday, September 2 in observance of Labor Day.

Price Gouging Hotline
If you suspect price gouging of essential commodities, contact the Florida Office of the Attorney General’s Price Gouging Hotline at 1-866-966-7226 or visit http://myfloridalegal.com.

Cancelation of Special Events
-Sunday Jazz Brunch that was scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 1 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. along the Riverwalk has been canceled. 

-The Igloo Cooler Festival that was scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 1 from 4 p.m. – 11 p.m. at Snyder Park has been canceled. 

-The Firecracker Criterium & Labor Day Classic cycling races that were scheduled to take place on Monday, September 2 at Snyder Park have been canceled. 

City Commission Meetings
The following Fort Lauderdale City Commission Meetings will take place as regularly scheduled on Tuesday, September 3:

-Unified Direct Procurement Authority (UDPA) Meeting between the City of Fort Lauderdale Commission and the Broward County Commission at 11:30 a.m. in the City Hall 8th floor Conference Room

-Conference Meeting at 1:30 p.m. in the City Hall 8th floor Conference Room

-CRA Board Meeting at 2:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible in the City Hall 8th floor Conference Room

-First Budget Hearing at 5:01 p.m. in the City Hall 1st floor Commission Chambers

-Regular Meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall 1st floor Commission Chambers

Ways to Stay in Touch
The City of Fort Lauderdale offers numerous ways for neighbors to receive important information and updates: 

-Monitor the City website at www.fortlauderdale.gov
-Register for CodeRED alerts
-If you live in Fort Lauderdale, join NextDoor
-Follow us on Twitter @FTLCityNews
-Like us on Facebook @CityofFortLauderdale
-Get E-news delivered to your inbox
-Download the Lauderserv App from Google Play (not available for Apple users)
-Contact our 24-hour Neighbor Service Center at 954-828-8000 

For the latest updates on Hurricane Dorian, visit the National Hurricane Center website at www.nhc.noaa.gov.  For more emergency preparation tips, visit the City's website at www.fortlauderdale.gov/hurricane. 

SUN 8 AM 09-01-2019

 

SUN 8 AM 09-01-2019


HURRICANE DORIAN UPDATE
Satur
day, August 31, 2019 – 7:00 p.m.

 

In the latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center (NHC), Fort Lauderdale and Broward County remain outside of the cone of uncertainty with the center of Hurricane Dorian remaining off the east coast of Florida as the track turns northward in the coming days. 

Even with this favorable track, the NHC advises that there is still the possibility for our area to receive some type of tropical storm force winds and potential flooding in coastal and low-lying areas early next week. Any flooding could be intensified by rain accumulations and seasonal king tides. 

Residents are reminded to remain vigilant and be prepared even as conditions continue to look more and more favorable. 

Following are City updates related to Hurricane Dorian: 

Shelters
No shelters have opened at this time. Broward County will continue to monitor weather conditions and will be ready to open shelters if they are needed.

Parks and Recreation
All City parks and community centers are closed and will remain closed until further notice. 

Sanitation, Yard Waste, Recycling and Bulk Trash
All City sanitation collection services – residential trash collection, yard waste, recycling, and bulk trash – will be suspended on Monday, September 2 and Tuesday, September 3. Please do not place any carts or bulk trash out for collection. 

Scooters
Scooters have been removed from all City streets. 

Construction Sites
Construction sites have been secured. Tower cranes have been placed in weather vane mode to allow them to freely move with the changing of the wind. People will see the cranes spinning when winds intensify. This is the standard operating procedure for cranes in high wind events. 

King Tides
Observed King Tides continue to come in higher than predictions. Property owners in low-lying and flood prone areas should continue to take precautions. If storm surge and heavy accumulations of rainfall are received, we can expect flooding in coastal and low-lying areas. For information on King Tides, visit bit.ly/kingtidesftl 

City Hall
City Hall will be closed on Monday, September 2 in observance of Labor Day.

Price Gouging Hotline
If you suspect price gouging of essential commodities, contact the Florida Office of the Attorney General’s Price Gouging Hotline at 1-866-966-7226 or visit http://myfloridalegal.com.

Cancelation of Special Events
-Summer Music in the Park that was scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 31 from 6 - 9 p.m. at Hortt Park has been canceled. 

-Sunday Jazz Brunch that was scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 1 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. along the Riverwalk has been canceled. 

-The Igloo Cooler Festival that was scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 1 from 4 p.m. – 11 p.m. at Snyder Park has been canceled. 

-The Firecracker Criterium & Labor Day Classic cycling races that were scheduled to take place on Monday, September 2 at Snyder Park have been canceled. 

City Commission Meetings
The following Fort Lauderdale City Commission Meetings will take place as regularly scheduled on Tuesday, September 3:

-Unified Direct Procurement Authority (UDPA) Meeting between the City of Fort Lauderdale Commission and the Broward County Commission at 11:30 a.m. in the City Hall 8th floor Conference Room

-Conference Meeting at 1:30 p.m. in the City Hall 8th floor Conference Room

-CRA Board Meeting at 2:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible in the City Hall 8th floor Conference Room

-First Budget Hearing at 5:01 p.m. in the City Hall 1st floor Commission Chambers

-Regular Meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall 1st floor Commission Chambers

Ways to Stay in Touch
The City of Fort Lauderdale offers numerous ways for neighbors to receive important information and updates: 

-Monitor the City website at www.fortlauderdale.gov
-Register for CodeRED alerts
-If you live in Fort Lauderdale, join NextDoor
-Follow us on Twitter @FTLCityNews
-Like us on Facebook @CityofFortLauderdale
-Get E-news delivered to your inbox
-Download the Lauderserv App from Google Play (not available for Apple users)
-Contact our 24-hour Neighbor Service Center at 954-828-8000 

For the latest updates on Hurricane Dorian, visit the National Hurricane Center website at www.nhc.noaa.gov.  For more emergency preparation tips, visit the City's website at www.fortlauderdale.gov/hurricane

SAT 5 PM

 

SAT 5 PM 08-31-2019


HURRICANE DORIAN UPDATE
Satur
day, August 31, 2019 – 12:30 p.m.

 

According to the latest update from the National Hurricane Center (NHC), Hurricane Dorian remains a dangerous, powerful category 4 storm moving toward the Bahamas and the coast of Florida.  

While the latest forecast trends shift the storm’s track to the north and keep the center of Dorian offshore of the east coast of Florida, the NHC warns that there is still the potential for destructive winds, dangerous storm surge, significant flooding particularly in coastal and low-lying areas, and heavy accumulations of rain into early next week.   

Hurricane-force winds currently extend outward up to 30 miles from the center of Dorian and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles. 

Residents should not let their guard down. Please remain vigilant, continue to closely monitor Dorian’s progress, and continue to be prepared and ready. 

Following are City updates related to Hurricane Dorian: 

Shelters
No shelters have opened at this point. Broward County expects to have an update later today (Saturday, August 31) regarding potential shelter openings.

Parks and Recreation
All City parks and community centers are closed and will remain closed until further notice. 

Sanitation, Yard Waste, Recycling and Bulk Trash
All City sanitation collection services – residential trash collection, yard waste, recycling, and bulk trash – will be suspended on Monday, September 2 and Tuesday, September 3. Please do not place any carts or bulk trash out for collection. 

Scooters
Due to impending deteriorating weather conditions, scooters have been removed from all City streets. 

Construction Sites
Construction sites have been visited to ensure equipment and materials are secure. Tower cranes have been placed in weather vane mode to allow them to freely move with the changing of the wind. People will see the cranes spinning when winds intensify. This is the standard operation procedure for cranes in high wind events. 

King Tides
Observed King Tides continue to come in higher than predictions. Property owners in low-lying and flood prone areas should continue to take precautions. If heavy accumulations of rainfall are received, we can expect flooding in coastal and low-lying areas. For information on King Tides, visit bit.ly/kingtidesftl 

City Hall
City Hall will be closed on Monday, September 2 in observance of Labor Day.

Price Gouging Hotline
If you suspect price gouging of essential commodities, contact the Florida Office of the Attorney General’s Price Gouging Hotline at 1-866-966-7226 or visit http://myfloridalegal.com.

Cancelation of Special Events
-Summer Music in the Park that was scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 31 from 6 - 9 p.m. at Hortt Park has been canceled. 

-Sunday Jazz Brunch that was scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 1 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. along the Riverwalk has been canceled. 

-The Igloo Cooler Festival that was scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 1 from 4 p.m. – 11 p.m. at Snyder Park has been canceled. 

-The Firecracker Criterium & Labor Day Classic cycling races that were scheduled to take place on Monday, September 2 at Snyder Park have been canceled. 

City Commission Meetings
The following Fort Lauderdale City Commission Meetings will take place as regularly scheduled on Tuesday, September 3:

-Unified Direct Procurement Authority (UDPA) Meeting between the City of Fort Lauderdale Commission and the Broward County Commission at 11:30 a.m. in the City Hall 8th floor Conference Room

-Conference Meeting at 1:30 p.m. in the City Hall 8th floor Conference Room

-CRA Board Meeting at 2:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible in the City Hall 8th floor Conference Room

-First Budget Hearing at 5:01 p.m. in the City Hall 1st floor Commission Chambers

-Regular Meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall 1st floor Commission Chambers

Ways to Stay in Touch
The City of Fort Lauderdale offers numerous ways for neighbors to receive important information and updates: 

-Monitor the City website at www.fortlauderdale.gov
-Register for CodeRED alerts
-If you live in Fort Lauderdale, join NextDoor
-Follow us on Twitter @FTLCityNews
-Like us on Facebook @CityofFortLauderdale
-Get E-news delivered to your inbox
-Download the Lauderserv App from Google Play (not available for Apple users)
-Contact our 24-hour Neighbor Service Center at 954-828-8000 

For the latest updates on Hurricane Dorian, visit the National Hurricane Center website at www.nhc.noaa.gov.  For more emergency preparation tips, visit the City's website at www.fortlauderdale.gov/hurricane.

SAT 11 AM

SAT 11 AM 08-31-2019 


HURRICANE DORIAN UPDATE
Friday, August 30, 2019 – 9:30 p.m. 

 

According to the National Hurricane Center 8 pm update, Dorian continues to strengthen and is anticipated to remain an extremely dangerous and powerful hurricane while it moves near the northwestern Bahamas and approaches the Florida peninsula into early next week.

While Dorian’s forward speed has slowed somewhat and the late stages of the forecast track remain uncertain, the storm is expected to produce life-threatening storm surge and devastating hurricane-force winds along portions of the central and southeast Florida coast by early next week, along with a prolonged period of heavy rainfall, flooding, and flash floods. 

Residents should continue to closely monitor Dorian’s progress and complete their hurricane preparations in advance of the storm’s arrival. 

Following are City updates related to Hurricane Dorian: 

Shelters and Evacuations
Broward County, Fort Lauderdale and other area municipalities are in close consultation with regard to the opening of shelters and whether any type of evacuation will be ordered. As soon as decisions are made, they will be communicated. Residents, especially those in evacuation zones and low-lying areas, should review their plans now in the event they need to evacuate. The Broward County Evacuation Map may be found here: broward.org/Hurricane/Documents/EvacuationADA.pdf 

Sand Bag Distribution Concludes at Mills Pond Park
The sand bag distribution at Mills Pond Park has ended. The City distributed close to 70 tons of sand and over 5,000 bags to assist neighbors with storm preparations. 

Sanitation, Yard Waste, Recycling and Bulk Trash
All sanitation collection services – residential trash collection, yard waste, recycling, and bulk trash – will be suspended on Monday, September 2 and Tuesday, September 3. Please do not place any carts or bulk trash out for collection. 

Scooters
Due to impending deteriorating weather conditions, scooters have been removed from all City streets. 

Construction Sites
Construction sites have been visited to ensure equipment and materials are secure. Tower cranes have been placed in weather vane mode to allow them to freely move with the changing of the wind. People will see the cranes spinning when winds intensify. This is the standard operation procedure for cranes in high wind events.

Price Gouging Hotline
If you suspect price gouging of essential commodities, contact the Florida Office of the Attorney General’s Price Gouging Hotline at 1-866-966-7226 or visit http://myfloridalegal.com. 

City Hall
City Hall will be closed on Monday, September 2 in observance of Labor Day. 

Parks and Recreation
Snyder Park, located at 3299 SW 4 Avenue in Fort Lauderdale will be closed Sunday, September 1 and Monday, September 2. There will be no dog park or dog swim available at Snyder Park on those days.

King Tides
Observed King Tides continue to come in higher than predictions. Property owners in low-lying and flood prone areas should continue to take precautions. If heavy accumulations of rainfall are received, people will see water in the roadways as the ground is currently saturated.

Cancelation of Special Events
-Summer Music in the Park that was scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 31 from 6 - 9 p.m. at Hortt Park has been canceled. 

-Sunday Jazz Brunch that was scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 1 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. along the Riverwalk has been canceled. 

-The Igloo Cooler Festival that was scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 1 from 4 p.m. – 11 p.m. at Snyder Park has been canceled. 

-The Firecracker Criterium & Labor Day Classic cycling races that were scheduled to take place on Monday, September 2 at Snyder Park have been canceled. 

City Commission Meetings
The following Fort Lauderdale City Commission Meetings will take place as regularly scheduled on Tuesday, September 3:

-Unified Direct Procurement Authority (UDPA) Meeting between the City of Fort Lauderdale Commission and the Broward County Commission at 11:30 a.m. in the City Hall 8th floor Conference Room

-Conference Meeting at 1:30 p.m. in the City Hall 8th floor Conference Room

-CRA Board Meeting at 2:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible in the City Hall 8th floor Conference Room

-First Budget Hearing at 5:01 p.m. in the City Hall 1st floor Commission Chambers

-Regular Meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall 1st floor Commission Chambers

Ways to Stay in Touch
The City of Fort Lauderdale offers numerous ways for neighbors to receive important information and updates: 

-Monitor the City website at www.fortlauderdale.gov
-Register for CodeRED alerts
-If you live in Fort Lauderdale, join NextDoor
-Follow us on Twitter @FTLCityNews
-Like us on Facebook @CityofFortLauderdale
-Get E-news delivered to your inbox
-Download the Lauderserv App from Google Play (not available for Apple users)
-Contact our 24-hour Neighbor Service Center at 954-828-8000 

For the latest updates on Hurricane Dorian, visit the National Hurricane Center website at www.nhc.noaa.gov.  For more emergency preparation tips, visit the City's website at www.fortlauderdale.gov/hurricane.

FRIDAY 5 PM

 

FRIDAY 5 PM 8-30 


HURRICANE DORIAN UPDATE
Friday, August 30, 2019 – 12:30 p.m.

 

The National Weather Service (NWS) forecast calls for Dorian to intensify today over the Atlantic waters and remain an extremely dangerous major hurricane while it heads toward the northwestern Bahamas this weekend and approaches the Florida peninsula into early next week. 

While the storm track has slowed somewhat and there is still uncertainty in the exact forecast track, the NWS warns that life-threatening storm surge and devastating hurricane-force winds are likely along portions of the central and south Florida east coast by early next week, along with a prolonged period of storm surge, high winds, heavy rainfall, and flooding. 

Residents need to take this storm seriously, closely monitor its progress, and continue to make their hurricane preparations now so that they can be completed in advance of the storm. 

Following are updates on City operations: 

UPDATED as of Friday, August 30 at 4:30 p.m. - Sand Bag Distribution ENDS at Mills Pond Park
The City of Fort Lauderdale has concluded its sand bag distribution at Mills Pond Park as supplies have been exhausted. The City distributed close to 70 tons of sand and over 5,000 bags to assist neighbors with storm preparations. 

Sanitation, Yard Waste, Recycling and Bulk Trash
All sanitation collection services – residential trash collection, yard waste, recycling, and bulk trash – will be suspended on Monday, September 2 and Tuesday, September 3. Please do not place any carts or bulk trash out for collection. 

Scooters
Due to  impending deteriorating weather conditions, scooters are being removed from all City streets.  The removal process should be completed by midnight tonight, Friday, August 30. 

Construction Sites
Construction sites have been visited to ensure equipment and materials are secure. Tower cranes will be put into weather vane mode to allow them to freely move with the changing of the wind. People will see the cranes spinning when winds intensify. This is normal operations of cranes for high wind events. 

Price Gouging Hotline
If you suspect price gouging of essential commodities, contact the Florida Office of the Attorney General’s Price Gouging Hotline at 1-866-966-7226 or visit http://myfloridalegal.com

King Tides
Observed King Tides continue to come in higher than predictions. Property owners in low-lying and flood prone areas should continue to take precautions. If we receive heavy rainfall, we are going to see water in the roadways as the ground is currently saturated. 

City Hall
City Hall will be open for business today, Friday, August 30, during normal business hours. City Hall will be closed on Monday, September 2 in observance of Labor Day. 

Parks and Recreation
-Parks and community centers will operate as regularly scheduled on Friday, August 30.

-Afterschool programs will operate as regularly scheduled on Friday, August 30.

-Snyder Park, located at 3299 SW 4 Avenue in Fort Lauderdale will be closed Sunday, September 1 and Monday, September 2. There will be no dog park or dog swim available at Snyder Park on those days.

Cancelation of Special Events
-Summer Music in the Park that was scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 31 from 6 - 9 p.m. at Hortt Park has been canceled. 

-Sunday Jazz Brunch that was scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 1 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. along the Riverwalk has been canceled. 

-The Igloo Cooler Festival that was scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 1 from 4 p.m. – 11 p.m. at Snyder Park has been canceled. 

-The Firecracker Criterium & Labor Day Classic cycling races that were scheduled to take place on Monday, September 2 at Snyder Park have been canceled. 

City Commission Meetings
The following Fort Lauderdale City Commission Meetings will take place as regularly scheduled on Tuesday, September 3:

-Unified Direct Procurement Authority (UDPA) Meeting between the City of Fort Lauderdale Commission and the Broward County Commission at 11:30 a.m. in the City Hall 8th floor Conference Room

-Conference Meeting at 1:30 p.m. in the City Hall 8th floor Conference Room

-CRA Board Meeting at 2:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible in the City Hall 8th floor Conference Room

-First Budget Hearing at 5:01 p.m. in the City Hall 1st floor Commission Chambers

-Regular Meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall 1st floor Commission Chambers

Ways to Stay in Touch
The City of Fort Lauderdale offers numerous ways for neighbors to receive important information and updates: 

-Monitor the City website at www.fortlauderdale.gov
-Register for CodeRED alerts
-If you live in Fort Lauderdale, join NextDoor
-Follow us on Twitter @FTLCityNews
-Like us on Facebook @CityofFortLauderdale
-Get E-news delivered to your inbox
-Download the Lauderserv App from Google Play (not available for Apple users)
-Contact our 24-hour Neighbor Service Center at 954-828-8000 

For the latest updates on Hurricane Dorian, visit the National Hurricane Center website at www.nhc.noaa.gov.  For more emergency preparation tips, visit the City's website at www.fortlauderdale.gov/hurricane. FRIDAY 11 AM

FRIDAY 11 AM 08-30-2019

 


 

HURRICANE DORIAN UPDATE
Thursday, August 29, 2019 – 6:00 p.m.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS) 5 p.m. update, Dorian is expected to become a major hurricane tomorrow, and remain an extremely dangerous hurricane through the weekend. On the current track, Dorian is forecast to approach the Florida east coast late this weekend and into next week. 

While there is still uncertainty in the exact forecast track, the NWS warns that there is an increasing likelihood of life-threatening storm surge along portions of the Florida east coast late this weekend or early next week, along with the risk of hurricane force winds, heavy rainfall, and flooding. 

Neighbors and visitors need to take this storm seriously, continue to monitor its progress, and make their hurricane preparations now so that they can be completed in advance of the storm. 

Following are updates on City operations: 

City Hall
-City Hall will be open for business on Friday, August 30 during normal business hours. City Hall will be closed on Monday, September 2 in observance of Labor Day. 

Sanitation, Yard Waste, Recycling
-Residential trash collection, yard waste, and recycling services will take place as regularly scheduled on Friday, August 30 and Saturday, August 31. 

Sand Bag Distribution at Mills Pond Park
Sand Bags will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis on Friday, August 30 from noon – 8 p.m. or until supplies last.  The distribution will take place at Mills Pond Park, located at 2201 NW 9 Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. There will be a limit of 5 bags per vehicle. The City will provide the bags and residents are responsible for bagging sand themselves.  Neighbors must show proof of City of Fort Lauderdale residency with state-issued driver’s license or identification card. 

Parks and Recreation
-Parks and community centers will operate as regularly scheduled on Friday, August 30.
-Afterschool programs will operate as regularly scheduled on Friday, August 30.
-Snyder Park, located at 3299 SW 4 Avenue in Fort Lauderdale will be closed Sunday, September 1 and Monday, September 2. There will be no dog park or dog swim available at Snyder Park on those days.

Cancelation of Special Events
-Summer Music in the Park that was scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 31 from 6 - 9 p.m. at Hortt Park has been canceled. 

-Sunday Jazz Brunch that was scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 1 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. along the Riverwalk has been canceled. 

-The Igloo Cooler Festival that was scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 1 from 4 p.m. – 11 p.m. at Snyder Park has been canceled. 

-The Firecracker Criterium & Labor Day Classic cycling races that were scheduled to take place on Monday, September 2 at Snyder Park have been canceled. 

City Commission Meetings
The following Fort Lauderdale City Commission Meetings will take place as regularly scheduled on Tuesday, September 3:

-Unified Direct Procurement Authority (UDPA) Meeting between the City of Fort Lauderdale Commission and the Broward County Commission at 11:30 a.m. in the City Hall 8th floor Conference Room

-Conference Meeting at 1:30 p.m. in the City Hall 8th floor Conference Room

-CRA Board Meeting at 2:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible in the City Hall 8th floor Conference Room

-First Budget Hearing at 5:01 p.m. in the City Hall 1st floor Commission Chambers

-Regular Meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall 1st floor Commission Chambers

Ways to Stay in Touch
The City of Fort Lauderdale offers numerous ways for neighbors to receive important information and updates: 

-Monitor the City website at www.fortlauderdale.gov
-Register for CodeRED alerts
-If you live in Fort Lauderdale, join NextDoor
-Follow us on Twitter @FTLCityNews
-Like us on Facebook @CityofFortLauderdale
-Get E-news delivered to your inbox
-Download the Lauderserv App on your smartphone or tablet
-Contact our 24-hour Neighbor Service Center at 954-828-8000 

For the latest updates on Hurricane Dorian, visit the National Hurricane Center website at www.nhc.noaa.gov.  For more emergency preparation tips, visit the City's website at www.fortlauderdale.gov/hurricane.

THURS 8-29 5PM MAP

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HURRICANE DORIAN UPDATE
Thursday, August 29, 2019 – 12:30 p.m.

The City of Fort Lauderdale continues to monitor the progress of Hurricane Dorian. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), Dorian is strengthening in the western Atlantic and is forecast to be a category 4 hurricane as it approaches the Florida east coast late this weekend and into next week.  

While there is still uncertainty as to the intensity of the impact, the onset of tropical storm force winds could begin as early as Saturday evening. Weather conditions are expected to continue to deteriorate through the weekend with threats of hurricane force winds, heavy rainfall, storm surge, and flooding. The threat of flooding may be more intense given the presence of seasonal King Tides that are affecting our area. 

Governor Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency for the entire state of Florida. Neighbors are reminded to closely watch the progress of the storm, take it seriously, and continue to make their hurricane preparations so that they are completed by Saturday evening.  

Following are updates on City operations: 

City Hall
-City Hall will be open for business on Friday, August 30 during normal business hours. 

Sanitation, Yard Waste, Bulk Trash and Recycling
-Residential trash collection, yard waste, bulk trash, and recycling services will take place as regularly scheduled on Friday, August 30.  

Parks and Recreation
-Parks and community centers will operate as regularly scheduled on Friday, August 30.

-Afterschool programs will operate as regularly scheduled on Friday, August 30.

Cancelation of Special Events
-Summer Music in the Park that was scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 31 from 6 - 9 p.m. at Hortt Park has been canceled. 

-Sunday Jazz Brunch that was scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 1 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. along the Riverwalk has been canceled. 

-The Igloo Cooler Festival that was scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 1 from 4 p.m. – 11 p.m. at Snyder Park has been canceled. 

-The Firecracker Criterium & Labor Day Classic cycling races that were scheduled to take place on Monday, September 2 at Snyder Park have been canceled. 

City Commission Meetings
-The City Commission Conference Meeting will take place as scheduled on Tuesday, September 3 at 1:30 p.m. in the City Hall 8th floor Conference Room. 

-The City Commission Regular Meeting will take place as scheduled on Tuesday, September 3 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall 1st floor Commission Chambers.

Ways to Stay in Touch
The City of Fort Lauderdale offers numerous ways for neighbors to receive important information and updates: 

-Monitor the City website at www.fortlauderdale.gov
-Register for CodeRED alerts
-If you live in Fort Lauderdale, join NextDoor
-Follow us on Twitter @FTLCityNews
-Like us on Facebook @CityofFortLauderdale
-Get E-news delivered to your inbox
-Download the Lauderserv App on your smartphone or tablet
-Contact our 24-hour Neighbor Service Center at 954-828-8000 

For the latest updates on Hurricane Dorian, visit the National Hurricane Center website at www.nhc.noaa.gov.  For more emergency preparation tips, visit the City's website at www.fortlauderdale.gov/hurricane.

NHC THURS 11AM 8-28-2019

 Key Messages 11am THURS 08-29-2019

 


HURRICANE DORIAN UPDATE
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 – 5:00 pm

 

Below is the 5 p.m. forecast map from the National Weather Service (NWS) for Hurricane Dorian along with the Key Messages.  According to the NWS:

-The risk of dangerous storm surge and hurricane-force winds later this week and this weekend continues to increase in the central and northwestern Bahamas and along the Florida east coast, although it is too soon to determine where these hazards will occur. Residents in these areas should ensure they have their hurricane plan in place and not focus on the exact forecast track of Dorian's center.

-Heavy rains are expected to occur over portions of the Bahamas, Florida, and elsewhere in the southeastern United States later this week and into early next week.

For the latest updates on Hurricane Dorian, visit the National Hurricane Center website at www.nhc.noaa.gov.  For more emergency preparation tips, visit the City's website at www.fortlauderdale.gov/hurricane.

NHC 5pm Wed 8-28-2019

NHC Key Messages 5pm Wed 08-28-19 


 

HURRICANE DORIAN UPDATE
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 – 3:00 pm

The City of Fort Lauderdale is closely monitoring Hurricane Dorian. According to the National Weather Service, Dorian is forecast to continue strengthening during the next few days over the Atlantic waters and, by Labor Day weekend, be located near Florida or the southeastern coast of the United States. 

While the intensity of the storm’s impact to Fort Lauderdale remains uncertain, it could affect the “King Tides” that will begin occurring tomorrow.  Currently, the tides are forecast to be approximately 7 inches above predicted levels, which could be compounded if Hurricane Dorian brings strong winds and storm surge to our area. 

Neighbors are reminded to continue to monitor the storm closely and make sure their emergency plans are in place. Please visit the City’s website at www.fortlauderdale.gov/hurricane for hurricane preparation tips and steps you can take before, during, and after a storm. 

The City of Fort Lauderdale has activated its emergency management plan and is taking numerous proactive steps to ensure it is fully prepared, including: 

-Participating in pre-storm meetings and conference calls to stay up-to-date on weather conditions and City operations. 

-Fire-Rescue and Emergency Management personnel have the Emergency Operations Center ready should it need to be activated.   

-Police Department is gearing up and ready to put additional officers on the streets if needed.   

-Building inspectors will begin visiting construction sites to ensure equipment and materials are secure. 

-Parks, recreation centers, City buildings, and facilities will be inspected. Any vulnerable areas identified will be addressed and outdoor equipment will be prepared to be relocated if needed. 

-Public Works crews will be testing back-up generators to ensure they are fully operational. 

The City of Fort Lauderdale offers numerous ways for neighbors to receive important information and updates: 

-Monitor the City website at www.fortlauderdale.gov
-Register for CodeRED alerts
-If you live in Fort Lauderdale, join NextDoor
-Follow us on Twitter @FTLCityNews
-Like us on Facebook @CityofFortLauderdale
-Get E-news delivered to your inbox
-Download the Lauderserv App on your smartphone or tablet
-Contact our 24-hour Neighbor Service Center at 954-828-8000 

For the latest updates on Hurricane Dorian, visit the National Hurricane Center website at www.nhc.noaa.gov.  For more emergency preparation tips, visit the City's website at www.fortlauderdale.gov/hurricane.

NHC 2pm Wed 8-28-2019

 

 

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