HURRICANE DORIAN: Bahamas’ Guest That Wouldn’t Leave. Broward: Still Waiting…Pompano Beach/Deerfield Beach Update
HURRICANE DORIAN POMPANO BEACH DEERFIELD BEACH UPDATE: Tuesday, September 3rd, 11:35 AM. The Tropical Storm Watch for Broward County has been dropped. This includes Pompano Beach, Lighthouse Point, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea and Deerfield Beach, but still 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 is still over the Bahamas. It has dropped to a Category 2, with sustained winds of 110 MPH. The storm has been sitting in virtually the same spot for almost 24 hours. Most recently it has started to move but barely. It is now heading northwest at 2 MPH. That means it is still over the Bahamas but a better forecast for us in Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, Lighthouse Point and Lauderdale-by-the-Sea.
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.
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.
ALL AREA BRIDGES ARE LOCKED DOWN AS OF 8PM SUNDAY All drawbridges will be locked down until further notice. This is to facilitate evacuations, if necessary. We have not received word that the lock down has been listed
FORT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IS EXPECTED TO RE-OPEN AT NOON.
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- WILL RE-OPEN TUESDAY AT NOON
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:
Based on the current forecast for Hurricane Dorian, the City of Pompano Beach’s normal City operations will be closed tomorrow Tuesday, September 3rd.
City of Pompano Beach Solid Waste Services All solid waste services have been suspended for Monday. A decision will be made on Monday afternoon pertaining to Tuesday operations. WSVN reports that many cities have resumed pick-up but we have not been able to confirm this.
Hurricane Parking Grace Period
The Pier Garage will be available for parking of passenger vehicles, 1/4 ton pickups, and other vehicle types as determined by the City Manager of his designee during the hurricane. In anticipation of tropical storm-force winds, the City of Pompano Beach has suspended fees in the Pier Parking Garage and are allowing the public to park their vehicles free of charge up to 24 hours after the weather event.
Residents, non-residents and businesses of the city may utilize the garage for parking on floors 2 to 4 for the storage of their vehicle during the period of the hurricane, including one-day before and one-day following the event or as determined by the City Manager or his designee.
There will be no charge during the time the garage is utilized for parking. However, signs will be posted that declare that parking is at the owner’s risk, that access may be limited to the vehicle, post event, because of storm debris or flooding for entering or exiting the garage. The city is not liable for any damage from theft, vandalism, storms, wind, flying debris or acts of God.
Here is some additional information from the City of Deerfield Beach:
The City of Deerfield Beach’s transportation services will be resuming community bus shuttle service
The City of Deerfield Beach’s transportation services will be resuming community bus shuttle services, Deerfield Beach Express (DBE) I & II, beginning at 12 noon through 4 pm on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
Solid Waste, Recycling, and Bulk Collection Services
Transfer stations will remain closed on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Therefore, garbage, recycling, and bulk services will remain suspended tomorrow. Crews will resume pick-up as soon as the transfer stations open and a modified collection schedule for the remainder of the week will be provided to all businesses and residents.
The City of Deerfield Beach, including Fire Rescue and Law Enforcement, are prepared to address any emergencies while we continue to experience tropical storm force winds. However, if sustained winds reach 50 mph emergency response will be suspended.
Should residents experience any non-emergency conditions including localized flooding, down traffic lights or poles, wastewater issues, unsafe debris, or any other storm related issues call the overnight City emergency hotline at 954-480-4370. When in doubt call 911.
REGULAR CITY OPERATIONS UPDATE
Governmental operational closure for Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019
Transportation for Senior Services will resume Tuesday.
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.
The city is anticipating tropical force storm winds, storm surge, and localized flooding. The DFB EOC is activated and prepared to respond to these conditions.
Here is some additional information from the City of Lighthouse Point:
THERE WILL BE NO BULK PICK-UP FROM SATURDAY, AUGUST 31ST TO FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH.
There will be no trash or bulk pickup in Lighthouse Point on Monday, Sept. 2 or Tuesday, Sept. 3 (DO NOT place trash at the roadside on these days). Doing so may cause storm drains to get blocked up and cause unnecessary flooding in our area. After the storm, remember not to place piles of debris in the roadway. This creates a very dangerous traffic hazard.
Remember, the Police Department will continue to provide regular NIXLE emergency notifications throughout Hurricane Dorian’s progress in S. Florida. To say informed on local hurricane related issues, please encourage your friends and neighbors in Lighthouse Point to sign up now for NIXLE by texting your zip code to 888777 from your mobile device.
Here’s some additional information from the town of Lauderdale By The Sea:
The Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Town Hall will be 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 SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED ON TUESDAY, SEPT. 3
BRIGHTLINE AND TRI-RAIL SERVICE REMAINS SUSPENDED AS OF TUESDAY MORNING
ISLE CASINO- WILL RE-OPEN TUESDAY AT NOON
Wells Fargo branches closed through Tuesday in the northeast area of Broward County.
Port Everglades is closed until further notice, by order of the U.S. Coast Guard. Cruise passengers should contact their cruise lines and airlines for further information about upcoming travel.
Broward County Transit will resume at noon Tuesday.
BROWARD COUNTY EMERGENCY HOTLINE IS TAKING CALLS
Broward County Emergency Hotline call takers are answering all your Hurricane Dorian questions. 1,105 calls since 7am, Monday, Sept. 2. Call 311 or 954-831-4000 if you have questions.
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)
Each of the cities in our service area offer an alert number so you can receive automated text messages, phone calls or e-mails.
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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.