DORIAN: Getting Back to Normal…What’s Open/Closed…What’s the weather like…Pompano Beach/Deerfield Beach Update
HURRICANE DORIAN POMPANO BEACH DEERFIELD BEACH UPDATE: Tuesday, September 3rd, 2:05 PM. The Tropical Storm Watch for Broward County has been dropped. This includes Pompano Beach, Lighthouse Point, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea and Deerfield Beach, but a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for Palm Beach County, which is, of course, just north of Deerfield Beach, and we know Dorian doesn’t use GPS.
We still may see gusts in excess of 30 mph. The hurricane remains over the Bahamas. It has dropped to a Category 2, with sustained winds of 110 MPH. The storm had been sitting in virtually the same spot for almost 24 hours. It is now heading northwest at 5 MPH.
We could still see bands of heavy rain, winds and even flooding. We have already received reports of wind gusts of 31 mph this morning in Pompano Beach. Our area is experiencing “King Tides”. These are higher than normal high tide levels unrelated to the hurricane. Combined with winds and rain from the storm, this will increase the potential for flooding in Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, Lighthouse Point and Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. High tide in the North Broward area will be around 11:30. Riptide warnings are in effect (see below).
BELOW YOU WILL FIND THE LATEST UPDATES FOLLOWED BY CITY SPECIFIC INFORMATION FROM POMPANO BEACH, DEERFIELD BEACH, LIGHTHOUSE POINT AND LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA, AS WELL AS ADDITIONAL COUNTYWIDE INFORMATION AFTER THAT.
WE CHECKED AROUND TO SEE WHAT STORES ARE OPEN OR CLOSED:
PUBLIX- we checked a half-dozen Publix stores in Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, Lighthouse Point and Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. All were open.
WALGREENS- Atlantic and A1A- open; Federal and Sample-closed; 1005 S. Federal Highway, Deerfield Beach-closed, Lauderdale by the Sea- Open; E. Hillsboro Blvd, Deerfield Beach-closed; Military Trail, Deerfield Beach-open; 1101 E. Atlantic Blvd.- open.
CVS-Atlantic and Federal- Open; Federal and Hillsboro-no answer; Lauderdale-by-the-Sea/Sea Ranch Lakes- open; Federal and Sample- no answer; Powerline and Atlantic- open; W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach- no answer
WHERE TO FIND GAS… Most gas stations should be open today. If you want to check to make sure a station has gas, Click here.
BROWARD COUNTY SCHOOLS TO REOPEN ON WEDNESDAY – will follow normal operating schedules.
FORT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT REOPENED AT NOON. You should confirm with your airline that your flight is operating as scheduled.
PORT EVERGLADES- The County has not yet issued an update on when operations at Port Everglades will resume.
TRI-RAIL SERVICE REMAINS SUSPENDED ON TUESDAY, SEPT. 3. The process to restore service will begin this morning (Tuesday, Sept. 3), with the goal to have all of the crossing gates back in place and ready for Wednesday, Sept. 4. Virgin America Trains/Brightline is expected to do the same.
ISLE CASINO– RE-OPENED TUESDAY AT NOON
BEACH SAFETY WARNING FROM BROWARD SHERIFF’S OFFICE: A rip current risk is in effect along the coast through this week. Anyone wishing to enjoy the ocean should exercise every caution until the risk is lifted. Rip currents are strong and can pull you out away from the shore even if you are a good swimmer. Be safe.
HURRICANE DORIAN POMPANO BEACH DEERFIELD BEACH LIGHTHOUSE POINT LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA BROWARD COUNTY UPDATES:
Here is some additional information from the City of Pompano Beach:
The City of Pompano Beach will re-open tomorrow, Wednesday, September 4th, at 7:00 a.m. for normal City operations.
The Pier Parking Garage, located at 275 Sea Breeze Way, will remain open until 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4, to allow those who parked their vehicles in the garage during the storm to retrieve them on Tuesday, Sept. 3. The City will begin normal parking fees for the garage at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4.
Here is some additional information from the City of Deerfield Beach:
The City of Deerfield Beach’s transportation services has resumed community bus shuttle service
INTERNATIONAL FISHING PIER CLOSED – The International Fishing Pier will remain closed Tuesday, Sept. 3.
REGULAR CITY OPERATIONS UPDATE
Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 4, 2019 all Deerfield Beach City operations will resume as normal. That includes garbage, recycling, and bulk collection services.
All collections will begin with Monday’s routes tomorrow and will then cycle like a normal week through the rest of the week and into the weekend to make sure everyone has their recyclables, trash and bulk materials collected. For example, if your normal recycling collection day was Tuesday, it will now be collected on Thursday (two days after your normal collection day).
If you have accumulated higher than normal amounts of bulk, trash or recyclables, the City will accept those materials at the City’s Drop-Off Center located at 401 SW 4th Street, during normal hours of operation free of charge. The centers hours of operation can be found on the City website, www.dfb.city/recycling.
This temporary service is strictly for DFB residents and will continue through Saturday. Residents that utilize this service will be required to present a photo ID and one additional proof of residency like a utility bill and all garbage must be bagged or containerized.
The Regular City Commission Meeting, including the Millage and Budget Hearing scheduled for Tuesday, September 3, 2019 has been CANCELLED. The meeting will be rescheduled and properly posted at later date.
PARKS & RECREATION FACILITY CLOSURES DUE TO HURRICANE DORIAN
The Department of Parks and Recreation would like to notify residents that all Parks and Recreation facilities will be closed , until further notice. Staff will continue to monitor the storm and should anything change residents will be notified immediately.
Here is some additional information from the City of Lighthouse Point:
All City offices will be open regular business hours on Wednesday, September 4th.
The Special Magistrate hearing scheduled for Wednesday, September 4th at 9:00 a.m. will be conducted.
TRASH AND BULK PICKUP UPDATE
Regularly scheduled garbage, bulk, and recycling collection services will resume on Thursday, September 5th.
Here’s some additional information from the town of Lauderdale By The Sea:
The Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Town Hall is closed on Tuesday, Sept. 3.
Monday’s regular trash pick-up has been cancelled! The make-up day for Monday’s missed pick-up is Thursday!
Tuesday’s trash pick-up is still scheduled and has NOT been cancelled.
Here is some additional information from Broward County and other Countywide info:
BROWARD COUNTY TRANSIT- Broward Transit fixed-route bus service and TOPS service resume at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Express bus service resumes Wednesday, Sept. 4. The TOPS program includes the County’s Paratransit and Bus Pass programs. The paratransit service is a shared-ride for persons with physical, cognitive, emotional, visual, or other disabilities which functionally prevent them from using the BCT fixed-route bus system permanently, temporarily or under certain conditions.
COURTHOUSES – All Broward County courthouses will reopen Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019.
BROWARD HEALTH IMPERIAL POINT IS NO LONGER ON LOCKDOWN. However, some departments are closed or minimally staff. For an appointment at any area hospital you should call first.
ISLE CASINO- RE-OPENED TUESDAY AT NOON
Wells Fargo branches closed through Tuesday in the northeast area of Broward County.
AREA HOTELS THAT HAVE GENERATORS: Click for an interactive map (note: just because they have a generator doesn’t necessarily mean the hotel will be open)
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This story was prepared by our Pompano Beach news desk with additional info provided by the cities of Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach, Lighthouse Point and the Town of Lauderdale-by-the-sea as they’re working to provide up to date news including about Hurricane Dorian Pompano Beach Deerfield Beach Lighthouse Point Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Storm Watch information.