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Posted on: September 10, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Hurricane Irma Update #17


Hurricane Irma:  Tropical Storm Warning In Effect

Update as of  11 p.m., Sunday, Sept 10

A Tropical Storm Warning is currently in place for the City of Hollywood.  The countywide curfew in effect for Broward County is set to expire at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 11th. All residents should remain sheltered indoors throughout the duration of the storm.

Maximum sustained winds are currently near 100 mph with higher gusts. Irma has weakened to a Category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Irma is expected to remain a hurricane at least through Monday. Additional weakening is forecast, and Irma is expected to become a tropical storm over far northern Florida or southern Georgia on Monday. Irma is moving north near 14mph and a turn toward the north-northwest and then northwest at a fast forward speed is expected during the next day or so.  On the forecast track, the center of Irma will continue to move over the western Florida peninsula through Monday morning and then into the southeastern United States late Monday and Tuesday.

The City’s Emergency Operations Center will continue to be fully activated through post-storm recovery. The City has activated its Hurricane Call Center. This call center can be reached by calling: 954.967.4EOC (4362). Broward County is also operating its Hurricane Hotline which is 311 or 954.831.4000.

The Broward County curfew will remain in effect until 10 a.m. on Monday morning.  Residents are advised to remain inside. Please continue monitoring the storm on various news outlets and check the City’s website and twitter feed for updates.

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