Here are the latest updates related to Hurricane Irma and City Operations:
For all those that have evacuated, we caution to not be in a hurry to come back. Emergency personnel have driven across the entire City and we have major power outages, areas where water and sewer service are down and some roads are impassable due to downed trees and other debris. Electricity is down for many areas across the City.
Again, we ask all to remain patient and not be in a rush to return back to your properties. After the storm, allow our crews to assess damage and clear major thoroughfares.
Try to stay where you are. It will be quite a while till life returns to normal.
After the storm, inspectors will be assessing high rises and we will provide updates on any major damages or malfunctions to any of these buildings.
We currently have a City liaison at the Broward County's Emergency Operations Center and will provide you the latest updates via our social media channels.
The high winds and storm surge have still not peaked. Further reports will be issued as the winds and storm surge abate.
Water main break
There is a water main break on the intersection of SW 8th Avenue and SW 7 ST. Due to storm severity, crews are unable to repair at the moment and have shutoff water service to impacted areas. Customers impacted are on SW 8 Avenue from SW 7st ST to SW 11th ST.
Crews will continue to repair until after weather permits.
Sanitation Sewer Lift Stations
A total of 6 sanitary sewer lift stations were reported as non-functional due to power outage. Crews were able to bring back 3 online using portable generators. The remaining 3, located on Holiday Drive, Sunset East, and Sunset West are being worked on at the moment and may be delayed due to severe weather conditions.
We have lost connectivity to the Communications EOC hotline. The backup number is 954-457-3101. Please use this number and social media as an alternative. We will advise via social media when we have this line back up.
Please remain calm and be safe. Watch for these releases and think very carefully before you return to the City.
Please be safe and take all necessary precautions.
Roger M. Carlton
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