FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEPT. 27, 2022, AT 4:55 P.M.
HURRICANE IAN UPDATE #4: NO BULK PICKUP TOMORROW; PARK FACILITY CLOSURES; RECREATION UPDATES
Bulk service for today impacted; Horse Refuge Program Now Open
DAVIE, Fla. – The Town of Davie's Emergency Management continues to monitor Hurricane Ian, which has sustained tropical storm winds extending as far as 200 miles from the center. Currently, portions of Broward County, not including Davie, are under a Tropical Storm Watch.
Please take note of the significant changes to the bulk pickup schedule for today, September 27, tomorrow, September 28, as well, as the Town's park closures:
Solid Waste Services:
- Unfortunately, Bulk Service Zone 20 will not be completed today. The anticipated recovery date is Friday, September 30.
- There will be no residential curbside bulk pickup collection for those scheduled to receive service tomorrow, Wednesday, September 28, 2022 (Zone 21). The anticipated recovery date is Friday, September 30.
- Residents will receive regularly scheduled curbside garbage pickup services tomorrow. These are residents who receive services based on the East Map.
- For residents scheduled to have bulk services on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, please continue to monitor the Town's communication mediums for any impacts on this service due to the hurricane.
- Residents should refrain from cutting trees or doing additional landscaping projects until after this storm passes.
- Coastal Waste and Recycling will complete regularly scheduled collections as long as drivers and crews can do so safely. Deteriorating weather could cause an abrupt cancellation of garbage and recycling collection service until the weather is favorable enough to resume those services safely.
Town and Park Operations
- All parks and facilities will close at 7 p.m. today.
- All recreational activities and sports programming are canceled for today.
- The Town will conduct a storm impact assessment tomorrow morning to determine whether parks will reopen.
- All Town operations will continue operating as normally scheduled.
- As a reminder, the Town will not be distributing sandbags at this time.
Horse Refuge Program
The Town of Davie's Horse Refuge Program site is now open for Davie residents whose horse stalls may have been significantly impacted by Hurricane Ian. A limited number of animals can be accommodated. Stallions will not be permitted. Register now before the site reaches capacity. For more information, please get in touch with Gary Snelling, Recreation Leader, 954-797-1181 or 954-892-0366, [email protected] or Simone James, Special Events Coordinator, 954-218-1320, [email protected].
- As a proactive measure, the Town's stormwater drainage division continues to inspect and remove debris from storm drains. The Town is also continuing to work with the South Florida Water Management District and Central Broward Water Control District to ensure that the respective water bodies are lowered in anticipation of the potential heavy rainfall.
- Owners of private drainage systems are asked to take the time to evaluate and clear their catch basins, swales and other drainage facilities of potential debris that may cause a blockage of the system. It is possible that during heavy rainfall, street and neighborhood drains may become overwhelmed and cause localized flooding. This type of flooding should dissipate as the rain subsides.
Broward County Public Schools
- Broward County Public Schools and District offices will be closed Wednesday and Thursday.
- Afterschool activities, including field trips and nighttime classes, are canceled.
- Before and after school care services will be closed. Residents are encouraged to follow their corresponding school's communication updates.
Do not underestimate the force and power of flood waters. It takes just 12 inches of rushing water to carry away most cars and just two feet of rushing water can carry away SUVs and trucks. It is never safe to drive or walk into flood waters. Just six inches of moving water can knock you down, and one foot of moving water can sweep your vehicle away.
While the County is still outside the forecast cone, the area may experience heavy rains, flooding, tropical storm strength wind gusts and the possibility of tornadic activities through Thursday.
Residents are urged to remain vigilant and monitor the system's progress and updates to its forecast over the next few days. While the Town is committed to ensuring all persons' safety, we ask our residents to help by reviewing and preparing your emergency plans. Knowing your risk, getting prepared and staying informed are a few steps that one can take.
For more information on what to do if you experience flooding in your home and more hurricane preparedness tips, visit our website at www.davie-fl.gov/DaviePrepares.
To stay up to date on the latest updates regarding this weather phenomenon and its impact on Davie, please register for news and announcements and ensure your information is updated in the Town's emergency alerting system, Everbridge.
Leona Henry, Intergovernmental Affairs Manager
Sussette Rodriguez, Public Relations Coordinator
Ariana Briceno, Public Relations Assistant