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Posted on: November 9, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Tropical Storm Warning In Effect for Hollywood


Update on Tropical Storm Eta
 – Parking Fees Waived for Hollywood Residents for 48 Hours at City-Operated Garages

- Sanitation Collection Services Suspended for Monday

Heavy rainfall from Eta will continue across portions of Cuba, Jamaica, the Bahamas and southern Florida and spread north into central Florida. Life-threatening flash flooding will be possible across inundated urban areas of southeast Florida today. Water levels will gradually recede along portions of the coast as Eta moves away from our area. Please avoid the following roadways in the City due to extensive flooding caused by Tropical Storm Eta:
- Johnson Street from 64 Ave to 72 Ave
- Taft Street from 64 Ave to 70 Ave
- Sheridan Street from 64 Ave to 66 Ave
- Fillmore Street to 72 Ave
- All areas east of 13 Ave between Washington Street and Harrison Street
Please avoid these and any other roadways where there is standing water as your vehicle may become stranded. Residents should also avoid wading in standing water as it may contain unknown hazards. Weather conditions remain hazardous at this time. It is strongly recommended that residents remain indoors and refrain from any unnecessary travel until after Eta has cleared the area.

Sanitation Collection Services Suspended on Monday, November 9th

Due to tropical storm force conditions, all solid waste services are cancelled for Monday. Garbage, Recycling, and Yard Waste collections will resume on a normal collection schedule on Tuesday. For those with a monthly bulk collection in the "2nd Monday of the Month" zone, your bulk will now be collected on Monday, November 30th.

Parking Fees Waived for 48 Hours for Hollywood Residents at City-Operated Garages

Parking fees have been waived for Hollywood residents on a first come, first served basis at all City-operated parking garages from noon on Sunday, November 8th until noon on Tuesday, November 10th. Residents are required to provide identification with a Hollywood address to staff upon entry to a City-operated garage to qualify for the 48 hour parking fee waiver. All vehicles must be properly parked in a marked parking space. 

PLEASE BE AWARE: Parking fees will resume at noon on Tuesday, November 10th. Residents will need to remove their vehicles by this time in order to avoid incurring standard parking rate charges. No exceptions. 

Bridges On Lock Down

The Florida Department of Transportation has locked down bridges in Miami-Dade and Broward County up to the New River in Fort Lauderdale. The bridges will be locked down until conditions improve.  

Motorists are reminded to use caution, avoid traveling on flooded streets and to not drive around barricades. Health officials are also reminding the public to avoid wading through standing water and to prohibit children from play in flooded streets.

The Hollywood Police Department and City staff have been deployed in high-profile vehicles to access existing conditions.
Residents are advised to stay informed by trusted news providers like the National Weather Service Miami and the National Hurricane Center.

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