Hurricane Matthew is now moving northwest off the coast of Florida. The City of Hollywood remains under a Tropical Storm Warning with tropical storm force winds still possible throughout the evening.
The City of Hollywood will spend today assessing any impacts from Hurricane Matthew:
The City's Emergency Operations Center is in a level 3 monitoring status.
-The City's sanitation contractor, WastePro, has resumed normal garbage, recycling and commingled material collection based on the normal collection schedule for the City. There will be delays with the collection of commingled materials (brush and hard junk) because the trucks must first dispose of material collected just before the storm, before they can begin normal collections. If your normal collection was missed in advance of the storm, your material will be picked up next week as regularly scheduled.
• Use caution as you go outside to assess any damage to your home and as you remove your hurricane shutters.
• If you are without power, use battery-powered flashlights or lamps to illuminate your home. DO NOT use a gas-powered lamps or generators inside your home.
Emergency responders have been surveying damage on a grid-by-grid basis throughout the city, and are coordinating resources for recovery as needed. Residents can help first responders quickly identify areas of devastation by participating in Broward County's Home Damage Assessment Program:
The City's Community Centers will remain closed today. The City has rescheduled several weekend events including Operation Paintbrush. The re-blended paint giveaway originally scheduled for tomorrow (Saturday) has been rescheduled to November 12. The monthly Beach Sweep Clean-up planned for Saturday as well as the Italian Festival at ArtsPark have both been cancelled.
Hollywood residents and business owners who have a question about government services after the storm can go to the City's website, www.hollywoodfl.org or call the Broward County Emergency Management Hurricane Hotline at 954.831.4000 or 311.