Just as many are doing so now, the City of Hallandale Beach is paying close attention to the storm by following the National Hurricane Center for latest storm information.
City staff encourages residents and business owners to make necessary preparations for the anticipation of Hurricane Irma.
At this moment, Residents should be in the process of implementing their hurricane plans and finalizing their preparations. Should the hurricane continue heading in this direction, stores get busier and supplies become scarce. Now is a good time to gather necessary items such as gasoline for vehicles, water for consumption, and non-perishable food items, in case there is a loss of power.
We ask the public to stay tuned to local media for information on shelters and government office closures. Broward County Public Schools have made the decision to close Broward County Schools for Thursday and Friday (Sept 7-8) of this week. The City of Hallandale Beach will use #HBEmergency and #HBIrma to provide relevant city operational information.
People with special needs should have already registered with the Broward County Office of Emergency Management. Anyone who has not done so should contact Broward County by calling 954 831-3902. People evacuating with pets must go to a pet friendly shelter and must pre-register at 954-989-3977.
Please keep in mind that many City services may cease when tropical storm force winds arrive in an area. Once that happens, you should be sheltered with all necessary supplies at the location where you plan on being during the storm.
Should you need emergency assistance, call 9-1-1. Should you have questions about the storm please call Broward County’s 3-1-1 hotline, for Hallandale Beach specific questions you can call our hotline at 954-457-3060, starting Wednesday September 6th in the afternoon.
Our Emergency operations staff will closely monitor the movement of the storm, as it advances toward our region. Public information bulletins will be issued through our website page (www.cohb.org/EmergencyManagement) and available via social media Facebook and twitter pages.
Roger M. Carlton
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