HURRICANE DORIAN TROPICAL STORM WATCH: Sunday September 1, 2019 3:45 PM. The latest forecast projection has most of Broward County back in the “Cone of Uncertainty” with a Tropical Storm Watch issued for much of the county including Pompano Beach, Lighthouse Point and Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. Meanwhile, the Deerfield Beach advisory has been upgraded to a Hurricane Watch. Although most projections show the storm turning to the north, we still are far from being out of danger. Heavy rain, winds and flooding are still expected in the North Broward Coastal Communities When Hurricane Dorian comes close to us it is still likely to be a Category 4 storm, even if it off the shore and not a direct hit.
UPDATES – SUNDAY, SEPT. 1 AT 3:45 PM:
ALL AREA BRIDGES WILL BE LOCKED DOWN AT 8PM TONIGHT
Drawbridges Lockdown Process
The lockdown process for all drawbridges in Broward begins at 12PM, Sunday, September 1st with Florida Department of Highway bridges followed by Broward County bridges at 2:30PM. ALL drawbridges will be locked down until further notice. This is to facilitate evacuations, if necessary.
BROWARD COUNTY SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED ON TUESDAY, SEPT. 3
Broward County Schools will be Closed on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, as the District and Broward County prepare for Hurricane Dorian, which includes the preparation of schools designated as possible hurricane shelters.
BRIGHTLINE SUSPENDS SERVICE FOR MONDAY, SEPT. 2
Brightline has suspended service for Monday, September 2. visit: https://www.gobrightline.com for updates on train service.
SEE NEW UPDATES FOR LIGHTHOUSE POINT AND DEERFIELD BEACH BELOW
UPDATES – SUNDAY, SEPT. 1 AT 11:45 AM:
Deerfield Beach Hurricane Watch in effect as of Sunday morning.
Sandbags will not be distributed on Sunday, September 1, 2019 in Deerfield Beach.
Pompano Beach City Parks & Broward County Parks will not be open Sunday, September 1st. Hours and status for Monday, September 2nd will be posted once a decision is made.
THINKING OF EATING OUT THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND?
WHERE TO FIND GAS…
Click here to find out the places that have gasoline for sale. Note this app is updated regularly but things can change moment by moment. For the latest update, click here. The map covers most of the Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach-LBTS/North Fort Lauderdale-Lighthouse Point area. To pinpoint gas in your neighborhood, you may need to put your zip code in the box on the left.
Here is some additional information from the City of Pompano Beach:
The City of Pompano Beach offices will be closed on September 2nd in observance of Labor Day. They will reopen on September 3rd.
Based on 8/31 advisories, the City of Pompano Beach continues to advise residents to monitor and prepare for the potential impacts of Hurricane Dorian on our community. For more information on the latest advisory please visit: hurricanes.gov.
Here is some additional information from the City of Deerfield Beach:
Garbage Pickup Update – Sunday September 1st
The City of Deerfield Beach received word from our transfer stations they will not be operating tomorrow, therefore all garbage service is suspended for Monday, Sept. 2. Please remove garbage, recycling, bulk from curbside. We will issue notice on status of Tuesday service as soon as possible.
Regular City Operations Update – Saturday August 31st
The City of Deerfield Beach would like to notify residents that all City operations are scheduled to resume as normal on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. This is based on the current track of the storm and is weather dependent. Transportation for Senior Services will resume Tuesday. Parks and Recreation will also provide aftercare services as long as Broward County schools are open on Tuesday. The regular City Commission Meeting and Budget Hearing has not been canceled.
Trash Collection: Normal waste collection services will resume on Monday, weather permitting. This is the latest update from the city as of 2pm Saturday. If any earlier information, listed below, conflicts with the above info, then assume the above is more up to date, although you may want to call ahead to confirm.
International Fishing Pier at Deerfield Beach Hurricane Dorian Hours of Operation
REVISED INFO: The Department of Parks and Recreation would like to notify residents that the International Fishing Pier will be open for limited hours today, Sunday, September 1 from 9:30 AM-3:30 PM. This is based on the current track of the storm and weather dependent.
Sandbags for Deerfield Beach Residents
The City gave out sandbags to Deerfield Beach residents on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 . UPDATE: Sandbags will not be distributed on Sunday, September 1, 2019 in Deerfield Beach.
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 starting Saturday, August 31, 2019, until further notice. Staff will continue to monitor the storm and should anything change residents will be notified immediately.
Deerfield Beach City Garbage and Recycling Collection Will Continue
All residential and commercial garbage and recycling collection will continue as normal until further notice. Operations will cease if sustained tropical storm force winds occur. The public will be notified.
Please adhere to all Collection Guidelines, and do not place excessive materials for bulk pickup. As normal, bulk materials that exceed seven cubic yards or do not fit within the City’s Guidelines will not be collected and may become projectiles in the occurrence of a storm. Residents should not use this time to complete landscaping work or other projects that will result in heavy bulk trash.
The City is urging residents to actively monitor the storm, and be sure to review their hurricane preparedness plan.
Here is some additional information from the City of Lighthouse Point:
Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019 at 2:42 p.m.
As most of you already know, Hurricane Dorian has been upgraded to a Category 5 Hurricane with winds measured at 185 mph. The storm is currently making its way through the Bahamas, and most experts project that the storm will soon start making a turn to the north. It’s important to keep in mind that this is a projection. Everyone needs to understand that these types of storms are very unpredictable and conditions can change. Residents need to be vigilant and pay attention to the latest weather forecast.
This afternoon, Broward County Emergency Management announced that we are now under a Hurricane Watch in our area, and can expect strong Tropical Force winds. Here in Lighthouse Point, there is no mandatory evacuation order in place. We encourage you to finalize your hurricane plans by properly securing your home, removing loose items from your yard, gas up vehicles and pickup any last minute emergency supplies you may need.
We just checked with our local grocery stores, pharmacies and gas stations and they reported the following hours of operation today:
Publix at Beacon Light – open until 10pm
Publix at Venetian Isles – open until 10pm
Shop Smart – 2001 NE 38th Street open until 11pm
Quik Stop – 2149 NE 48th Street open until 8pm
CVS – 3580 N Federal Highway open 24 hours
7-Eleven – 5200 N Federal Highway open 24 hours
Sunoco – 3900 N Federal Highway open until 8pm
Exxon – 4900 N Federal Highway open until 11pm
We were notified a short time ago that all area bridges will be placed in a lockdown position at 8:00pm tonight.
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.
THERE WILL BE NO BULK PICK-UP FROM SATURDAY, AUGUST 31ST TO FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH.
Here’s some additional information from the town of Lauderdale By The Sea
The most up-to-date forecast information can be found on the National Hurricane Center website. The Town will continue to monitor the storm as it heads north. .
The Town also recommends visiting the Broward County Hurricane Webpage for comprehensive information on how to prepare for a hurricane.
We also recommend signing up for Alert Broward
Our Broward Sheriff’s Office non-emergency phone number is 954-764-4357.
Each of the cities in our service area offer an alert number so you can receive automated text messages, phone calls or e-mails.
Click below to sign up for your city or town alerts.
Here are links for additional information:
TRACK THE STORM
AREA HOTELS THAT HAVE GENERATORS
Click for an interactive map (note:because they have a generator doesn’t necessarily mean the hotel will be open)
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 and their websites working to provide up to date news including about Hurricane Dorian Tropical Storm Watch .