Hurricane Irma: Be Prepared
The City of Hollywood urges residents to continue monitoring Hurricane Irma and use this time to make needed hurricane preparations.
- All residents and business owners should check their hurricane kits, review their hurricane plans and remain informed. - Make sure your emergency equipment, such as hurricane shutters and battery-powered radios, is in good working order.
- Ensure you have enough supplies, such as non-perishable food, water and medicine, for each person in your home to last for at least three days. This includes supplies and food for your pets.
- If you live in an evacuation zone (the barrier island-Zone A and areas east of US-1-Zone B), make plans in advance for where you will stay if an evacuation is ordered, how you will get there, and what supplies you will take. Also give yourself ample time to get to a safe area. Hollywood evacuation zone maps are available on the City website, www.hollywoodfl.org/hurricane.
- Ensure arrangements are made for any family members with special needs who may need to be evacuated. - Take steps to properly secure your home and outdoor items such as patio furniture, potted plants, grills, etc.
- Secure your gray garbage and blue recyclables carts in a safe, sheltered location so they do not pose a hazard during a storm. The City’s solid waste and recycling contractor, Waste Pro, is set to continue the regular collections through Thursday. IMPORTANT: If your solid waste, recycling and commingled waste (yard waste & bulky junk) collection has already passed, any items should be secured on your property in a safe, sheltered location. Please do not trim trees or put additional items out for collection. Each resident is allowed 4 cubic yards on their normal commingled collection day. Trucks will be full and will not be able to handle excessive materials. If you have materials you cannot store, you can take them to the Broward County Landfill, 7101 SW 205 Avenue near the intersection of Sheridan Street and US-27, open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The landfill accepts yard waste, construction and demolition waste, and bulk trash. There is a minimum $10 fee for materials dropped off at the landfill. Fees are based on the amount of materials and range from $40 to $50 per ton.
- The City does not have sand bags for general distribution. If you think you need sandbags to protect your property, you are encouraged to obtain them from your local home improvement store.
-The Broward County Emergency Hotline is open and taking calls from residents. You can reach the hotline by calling 311 or 954.831.4000.
City of Hollywood Preparations
City personnel are taking the following steps to prepare for Hurricane Irma and help protect neighborhoods:
- Maintaining regular contact with the Broward County Emergency Operations Center and National Weather Service for storm updates.
- Ensuring primary and auxiliary water pumps located throughout the City are working properly.
- Clearing storm drains. If you see a clogged storm drain, please clear it or contact the City at 954.967.4455 to report it.
- Checking construction sites across the City to ensure all construction materials, equipment and debris are removed or secured. If you see a problem, please contact Code Compliance at 954.921.3061.
- Preparing high profile and waterborne vehicles for emergency use.
- Readying barricades for deployment on flooded/impassable streets (if necessary).
- Preparing City facilities.
Hollywood residents and business owners who have questions about government services before, during and after the storm can go to the Hurricane information section of the City's website, www.hollywoodfl.org/hurricane or call the Broward County Emergency Management Hurricane Hotline at 954.831.4000 or 311. Residents are urged to continue monitoring the storm and use this time for hurricane preparations.