Welcome to the City of Hollywood Emergency Management, which supports each City department to ensure the safety of Hollywood residents and businesses during all emergencies. Hollywood Emergency Management serves Hollywood's preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation needs by coordinating information and resources between City departments, partner agencies, volunteer organizations, and the community.
Current Weather Conditions in Hollywood
Click on one of the locations below to get updated weather information in the City of Hollywood.
Important Information about the Coronavirus
The Florida Department of Health is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to closely monitor an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.
Chinese authorities identified the new coronavirus, which has resulted in more than a thousand confirmed cases in China, including cases outside Wuhan City. Additional cases have been identified in a growing number of other international locations, including the United States.
Though no cases have been reported in Florida to date, the Health Department is coordinating closely with local partners to investigate, confirm, contain and report any suspected cases, should they occur.
How to protect yourself:
There are currently no vaccines available for coronavirus infection. You can reduce the risk of contracting any viral infection by doing the following:
• wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
• avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
• avoid close contact with people who are sick
If you have cold-like symptoms, you can help protect others by:
• staying home while you are sick
• avoiding close contact with others
• covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throwing the tissue in the trash and washing your hands
• cleaning and disinfecting objects and surfaces
There are no specific treatments for illnesses caused by human coronaviruses. Most people with common human coronavirus illness will recover on their own. However, you can do some things to relieve your symptoms:
• take pain and fever medications (Caution: do not give Aspirin to children)
• use a room humidifier or take a hot shower to help ease a sore throat and cough
If you are mildly sick, you should:
• drink plenty of liquids
• stay home and rest
For additional information, please visit the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/about/index.html
The 2020 Hurricane Guide Is Here
Download the City of Hollywood's 2020 Hurricane Preparedness Guide today to learn what you need to do to prepare for hurricane season.
Generator Rules for ALFs and Nursing Homes
The State of Florida requires all assisted living facilities and nursing homes to have an updated emergency power plan and operational generator. Visit the Agency for Health Care Administration's (AHCA) Emergency Power Rules website for more information about the state's generator rules and what all ALFs and nursing homes need to have in their emergency plans.
AHCA provides daily updates on the emergency power plan compliance status of every assisted living facility and nursing home in Florida. View the updated list to learn a specific ALF or nursing home's compliance status.
Hollywood is StormReady
The National Weather Service has designated Hollywood as a StormReady community. Click on the StormReady logo below to learn more about the program and how it benefits local residents.
Protect Yourself Against the Zika Virus
The mosquito-borne Zika virus has arrived in South Florida. The City of Hollywood also is working hard to clear public spaces of standing water and to educate residents on how they can protect themselves against Zika.
Click here to learn more about Zika
Residents, business owners and visitors can take steps to protect themselves from mosquito borne viruses and prevent their spread. Drain standing water weekly that has collected at your home or business, no matter how small the container. Mosquitoes breed by laying eggs in and near standing water. A couple drops of water in a bottle cap is enough to become a breeding location. Keep gutters, flower pots and saucers free of standing water. Flush out water holding plants such as bromeliads, and overturn anything that could hold water such as buckets, toys, pool covers, birdbaths, tires, recycle bins and pet dishes. To keep mosquitoes outside, be sure to keep doors and windows shut, use screening on all windows and repair holes in screens immediately. Residents and visitors also need to use repellents or cover up with long-sleeved shirts and long pants when enjoying the Florida outdoors.
Want to Know If There Are Power Outages in Hollywood?
Visit Florida Power and Light's new Power Tracker website to learn of power outages in the area.
If You See Something, Say Something
The United States is in a heightened state of terrorism awareness. The public is one of the best sources of intelligence for law enforcement. If you see suspicious activity, don't take it for granted. Call 911 or the Hollywood Police Department non-emergency number at 954.764.HELP (4357) to report suspicious activity immediately.
What is Emergency Management?
Emergency management is the discipline of preparing for and responding to crisis situations or disasters, both man made and natural. An effective emergency management agency works closely with internal and external stakeholders such as staff, residents, government agencies, community-based organizations, and others to ensure the community is ready to deal with any emergency situation it is faced with. It performs an important support role for City departments such as coordinating disaster training, managing volunteer and community outreach/preparedness initatives, disseminating critical emergency information to stakeholders, liaising with local, state and federal agencies, and other functions.
The key to surviving any emergency is being prepared!