FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NOVEMBER 8, 2020
Tropical Storm Eta Update #6 - Correction on Local State of Emergency and Solid Waste Update
DAVIE, Fla., - The Town of Davie continues to monitor Tropical Storm Eta. Based on the storm’s path, the most severe impacts of the storm will be felt in Broward Sunday evening through early Monday morning. A flood warning remains in effect until 8:30 p.m. Sunday, November 8, 2020, for southern Broward.
Local State of Emergency - CORRECTION
At an emergency Town Council Meeting held today, November 8, 2020, the Davie Town Council gave the Mayor the authority to declare a local State of Emergency. No local State of Emergency has been declared at this time.
Solid Waste Services
There is no change to the trash collection and recycling services for tomorrow, November 9, 2020. All routes will operate on the normal schedule.
- All Town of Davie governmental services, except for Public Safety, will be offered virtually, tomorrow, November 8, 2020. For a list of departments and divisions, visit https://www.davie-fl.gov/Directory.aspx.
- All Town parks are closed through Monday, November 9, 2020.
- The Pine Island Fitness and Aquatic Center will be closed on Monday, November 9, 2020.
Town of Davie Green and Blue Bus Routes
Due to Tropical Storm Eta, please see below operational changes regarding the Town of Dave’s Green and Blue Bus Routes and SFEC Route:
- The Town of Davie’s Green and Blue bus routes will temporarily suspend operations on Monday, November 9, 2020.
- The South Florida Education Center (SFEC) Campus Shuttle/Tri-Rail Route will temporarily suspend operations on Monday, November 9, 2020.
Broward County Public School
Due to high winds and flooding from Tropical Storm Eta, all classes on Monday, November 9, 2020, will be conducted via BCPS eLearning. Students should log in to Canvas and follow a normal class schedule. Bus transportation is suspended and before and after school activities are canceled. Schools and administrative sites are operating remotely but buildings are closed. Please stay safe and check back for updates at browardschools.com/stormresourcecenter.
Florida Power & Light Company (FPL)
FPL expects potential for widespread outages and severe weather for several days as a result of Tropical Storm Eta; a restoration team of approximately 10,000 individuals ready to respond as the storm approaches South Florida
Avoid Flood Dangers
- Do not walk through, swim, or allow children to play in standing water. Puddles and standing water are full of hidden dangers, including snakes and other wildlife, broken glass, and other sharp objects.
- Do not drive through standing water. Your car engine may stall, potentially causing irreparable damage to the engine. The wake from your car may cause additional flooding in nearby homes and other structures. If you come upon a flooded street, take an alternate route. Stay off bridges over fast-moving water.
- Turn Around, Don’t Drown. Just six inches of moving water can knock you down, and one foot of moving water can sweep your vehicle away.
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 of Davie is committed to ensuring the safety of all persons and we are calling on you to prepare with us. Knowing your risk, getting prepared, and staying informed are just a few steps you can take.
Leona Henry, Intergovernmental Affairs Manager
Sussette Rodriguez, Public Relations Coordinator
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