FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JULY 31, 2020
HURRICANE ISAIAS UPDATE #3:
TROPICAL STORM WARNING ISSUED; SOLID/BULK WASTE SERVICES; PARKS OPERATION UPDATES
DAVIE, Fla. – Town of Davie Emergency Management officials are continuously monitoring, evaluating, and reassessing its operational plans to meet the needs associated with Hurricane Isaias.
A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for the Southeast coast of Florida. A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) are expected within your area within 36 hours. While the current forecast keeps the center of Hurricane Isaias to the east, track shifts are still possible which could increase the extent of the impacts to South Florida. Residents are reminded to not focus on the eye of the storm as the effects of a storm can be far-reaching.
If Hurricane Isaias’ current forecast and track remain steady, Broward County may begin experiencing heavy rainfall, storm surge, and possible tropical-storm-force winds as early as Saturday afternoon.
Solid Waste Services
- With the impending storm, please do not place your bulk waste curbside (green schedule) for next week until the storm has passed. The Town’s Code Compliance inspectors will issue citations to homeowners who place bulk items both curbside and on the swale before the designated bulk week.
- At this time, there are no changes to the bulk trash services scheduled for August 3 - 8, 2020.
- Solid/commingled and recyclable materials should be properly secured in a safe, sheltered location.
- Residents should refrain from cutting trees or doing additional landscaping projects until after this storm passes.
- Trash and recycling services scheduled for Saturday, August 1, 2020, will begin at 6 a.m. The Town will post any solid waste cancellation/postponement on the Town’s website at www.davie-fl.gov, social media accounts: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter (@TownofDavie), and Nextdoor, once the updates become available.
Parks and Facilities
Please take note of the changes to the Town’s Parks, Fitness, and Aquatic facilities:
- Town parks will close this evening, Friday, July 31, 2020, at 7 p.m., through Saturday, August 1, 2020. Depending on the conditions of the parks and amenities, operations may resume on Sunday, August 2, 2020, at 12 p.m.
- Pine Island Fitness and Aquatic center will close this evening, Friday, July 31, 2020, at 7 p.m., and re-open on Monday, August 3, 2020, at 1 p.m.
- Pine Island Multipurpose Center remains closed due to restroom renovations.
The Town will not be distributing sandbags.
Due to the potential for storm force winds expected for coastal and inland areas of Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach Counties, contractors should secure loose items or equipment that could become projectiles or be damaged by high winds.
South Florida Water Management District:
The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is closely monitoring Hurricane Isaias and preparing the water management system for potential rainfall. Based on current forecasts, they are proactively lowering canals to pre-storm levels to allow the flood control system to operate at full capacity if needed.
Residents are encouraged to take this time to finalize their storm preparations:
Review your family disaster plan.
- Have at least one gallon of water per person, per day for three to five days, preferably two weeks. Extra water is needed for food preparation and personal hygiene.
- Enough food for three to five days, including non-perishable packaged or canned food, canned or shelf milk, cereal, etc., ice and snack foods.
- Three-to five-day supply of special items for babies such as formula, food, wipes, diapers; special foods for the elderly; toiletries, and extra toilet paper.
- Flashlight with extra batteries
- First-aid kit and wet wipes
- Battery-powered radio with extra batteries
- A two-week supply of any medication needed.
- Pet food, cat litter, and other pet care items
- Any special personal protective equipment or items you may need.
- Review the Town’s hurricane preparedness guide for more information.
There are multiple ways to register and stay informed about important information from the Town of Davie before, during and after an emergency event:
The Town’s recorded resident information hotline is 954-797-1122. This number will be activated should the Town of Davie Field Operations Center become activated.
Leona Henry, Intergovernmental Affairs Manager
Sussette Rodriguez, Public Relations Coordinator
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