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Posted on: September 5, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Be Prepared for Hurricane Irma

Hurricane-Irma

Residents are urged to continue monitoring the storm and use this time for hurricane preparations.

 - All residents and business owners should check their disaster kits, review their hurricane plans and remain informed.
- Make sure your emergency equipment, such as hurricane shutters and battery-powered radios, is in good working order.
 - Ensure that you have enough emergency supplies, such as  non-perishable food, water and medicine, for each person in your home to  last for at least three days. This includes your pets.
- Find out  if you live in an evacuation zone. If you do, plan in advance where you  will stay, how you will get there, and what supplies you will take. Also  give yourself ample time to get to a safe area. Hollywood evacuation  zone maps are available on the City website, www.hollywoodfl.org/hurricane.
- Ensure arrangements are made for any family members with special needs who may need to be evacuated.
- Take steps to properly secure your home and outdoor items such as patio furniture, potted plants, grills, etc.
 - Secure your gray garbage and blue recyclables in a safe, sheltered  location so that they do not pose a hazard during a storm. The City’s  solid waste and recycling contractor, Waste Pro, will continue its  regular collection schedule until further notice. 

 If your  solid/commingled waste or recyclables collection date has passed this  week, you should secure these items in a safe, sheltered location. The  City is not providing or distributing sand bags.

 City of Hollywood personnel are taking the following precautionary steps: 

 - Maintaining regular contact with the Broward County Emergency  Operations Center and National Weather Service for storm updates.
- Ensuring that primary and auxiliary water pumps located throughout the City are working properly.
- Clearing storm drains. If you see a clogged storm drain, please clear it or contact the City at 954.967.4455 to report it.
- Preparing high profile and waterborne vehicles for emergency use.
- Readying barricades for deployment on flooded/impassable streets (if necessary).
- Preparing City facilities for Tropical Storm force winds.

 Hollywood residents and business owners who have a question about  government services before, during and after the storm can go to the  Hurricane information section of the City's website or call the Broward  County Emergency Management Hurricane Hotline at 954.831.4000 or 311.

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