Hurricane Ian (Update 5:00 p.m. 9-28-22)
As of the 5 p.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Ian made landfall just south of Punta Gorda near Pirate Harbor and remains a category 4 hurricane with maximum winds of 145 mph. While the storm has moved north, the City of Hollywood remains under a Tropical Storm Warning and a Flood Watch with periods of heavy rain, localized flooding and gusty winds still possible..
CLOSURES AND CANCELLATIONS
All City non-emergency, administrative offices are closed today (Wednesday, September 28), but will reopen for normal operations tomorrow (Thursday, September 29).
All City athletic facilities will be closed today and youth sports activities have been cancelled.
Community Center programming is cancelled
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 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.
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.
Important information will be posted on the City’s website, shared via the Alert Hollywood application, through NotifyMe “News and Announcements” emails and text messages and on the City’s social media sites. Please be sure you are subscribed to NotifyMe, bookmark the City's website or follow the City on Facebook and Twitter.
City's Emergency Management webpage