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Posted on: September 26, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Storm and Flood Safety Information

Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian (Update 6:00 a.m. 9-28-22)

As of the 5 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Ian is currently a category 4 hurricane with maximum winds of 140 mph. The City of Hollywood remains under a Tropical Storm Warning,  as Hurricane Ian moves heads north/northeast toward the west coast of Florida. Hollywood is expected to experience periods of heavy rain with tropical storm force winds possible.

Due to the rainfall associated with Hurricane Ian, a Flood Watch Advisory has been issued for all South Florida through Thursday morning. The National Weather Service reports that rainfall amounts of 4 to 6 inches with isolated higher amounts have fallen over the past couple of days. An additional 2 to 4 will be possible today with isolated amounts up to 8 inches. Conditions remain favorable for tornados to develop and a tornado watch is in effect for South Florida. 


All City and County non-emergency, administrative offices are closed today (Wednesday, September 28).  Code Enforcement Special Magistrate Hearings scheduled for today will be rescheduled to a later date.  City administrative offices are currently scheduled to reopen on Thursday.  

All City athletic facilities will be closed  today (9/28). 

All youth sports activities have been cancelled

Community Center programming is cancelled and will remain so until further notice

All aftercare programming is cancelled today and tomorrow (9/28 & 9/29)

All aquatic programming has been cancelled as of 4PM Wednesday

All City-operated parks are closed as of Wednesday 

Additional events cancelled include:

• Special Needs Dance at Boulevard Heights Community Center 

• Youth Basketball Clinic at Washington Park Community Center

• MOST After Care program cancelled on  9/28

The Hollywood Boulevard Landscaping Project Public Meeting scheduled for Wednesday will be rescheduled once a new day and time are determined. 

The Sun Shuttle transportation service has been discontinued in the City due to localized flooding and will resume when it is safe to do so.  Residents are encouraged to check the Ride Circuit app for updated information.  

Please continue to monitor the City's website event calendar for the latest information on upcoming events.

Localized Flooding

With ground saturation following recent heavy rains, there is a potential for localized street flooding, particularly in low-lying areas and portions of Hollywood east of US-1 between Pembroke Road and Sheridan Street. Residents are encouraged to monitor the National Weather Service Miami and the National Hurricane Center for the latest information on Hurricane Ian.  

Pumps Deployed and Storm Drains Cleared 

To prepare for the possible impacts, the City of Hollywood Public Utilities Department has been working to clear storm drains, check stationary pumps and deploy auxiliary pumps in areas prone to flooding.  Residents who are able can assist by ensuring that storm drains near their homes remain cleared throughout the week. 

Flood Safety Tips

  • Call 911 if flood damage to your home has created an emergency situation such as a fire.
  • Motorists should not attempt to drive through flooded areas.
  • Use caution with electrical appliances, electrical cords and outlets if floodwaters have entered your home.  
  • Residents should not go outside or wade in standing flood water, which can contain contaminants. Following a heavy storm, sharp debris and other items from overturned garbage bins could be hidden in the water and cause injury. Standing water also may contain harmful bacteria that could cause infection.  
  • Health officials remind the public to not let children or pets play in flood water. 

Residents should prepare to notify their homeowner’s insurance providers if they have experienced flood damage and seek their advice on documenting the damage and drying out your home.  The same applies for contacting your vehicle insurance provider if you find your vehicle has been damaged.

Sign Up for Alert Hollywood Emergency Notifications

The City of Hollywood has an emergency notification system called Alert Hollywood. Used by many government agencies throughout Florida, Alert Hollywood notifies residents through phone calls, e-mails and/or text messages to mobile phones of an emergency in the community such as a hurricane watch or warning, flash flood warning, tornado warning, serious police situations and other critical incidents. 

 Sign up for Alert Hollywood today. After you submit your information, you will receive Alert Hollywood notifications whenever an alert is issued. Alerts may be received by phone and/or email address. Severe weather alerts issued by the National Weather Service are automatically issued through the Alert Hollywood system if you elect to receive those notifications.

The Alert Hollywood service is free to the public. Text message fees by your wireless carrier may apply depending on your mobile phone plan. Alert Hollywood is powered by the Everbridge critical event management software platform. 

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