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Hurricane Irma Updates

Storm Announcements, News & Updates

Post Date:09/05/2017 2:40 PM

Hurricane IRMA

News Updates

November 1, 2017 (11:00 AM) - The City of Lauderhill has completed its collection of Hurricane Debris as of today. Debris collection began on September 13, 2017 and took approximately 7 weeks to complete.  City staff worked tirelessly with our vendors to ensure all debris was collected as expeditiously as possible.  The City collected approximately 96,000 cubic yards of horticultural and other debris from residences and businesses.  The amount of debris collected would fill 29 Olympic size swimming pools. Lauderhill is one of the first cities in Broward County to complete hurricane-related curbside garbage collection.

The City is still transporting collected and chipped debris to its final destination. We hope to complete the process before the end of the year.

All garbage, bulk, and recycling collection have resumed their regularly scheduled pick up. Please see the City’s website for the usual requirements on how to properly place garbage, recycling, and bulk on the swale to avoid being missed or cited by Code Enforcement.

All the City Parks are open with the exception of John Mullin Park.  You can call the Parks and Leisure Services Department at 954-730-3080 for more information.

On Thursday, November 2, Lauderhill’s Code Enforcement will resume its regular inspections and duties.

Finally, please make sure that all of your storm shutters are taken down from your home or business.  Blocking escape paths with storm shutters can be a Fire and Life Safety hazard.  Also, fires in buildings with shutters or boards on the windows have the potential to double in size every 30 seconds, therefore, please take down your storm shutters today.

Log on to the City’s web page at www.lauderhill-fl.gov, visit our Facebook page at https://facebook.com/cityoflauderhill/ or follow us on Twitter at @CityLauderhill.

Thank you for your patience during this time.


October 14, 2017 (6:24 PM) - The Central Broward Regional Park location in Lauderhill for SNAP will not be open tomorrow, Sunday, October 15, 2017. Please wait for more information from the Department of Children and Family. Thank you. 

 

October 9, 2017 (8:00 AM) - Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Sunrise

 

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September 25, 2017 (5:45 PM) - Lauderhill Debris Pick Up Instructions and Two More Parks to Open After Hurricane Irma. 

The Disaster Debris Haulers are working around the City to remove the waste from Hurricane Irma.  All garbage, bulk, and recycling pick up has resumed on your regularly scheduled days from Waste Management. It is imperative you follow the directions below on how to separate and set out garbage to avoid being missed or cited by Code Enforcement.   

REGULAR GARBAGE PICK UP – You may put bags of leaves in your 96 gallon garbage container along with regular waste. http://lauderhill-fl.gov/community-services/trash-collection

BULK PICK UP –Bulk can include bagged items such as bagged leaves as well. Do not put out your bulk items until the night before your scheduled pick up day as designated by the bulk calendar.  http://lauderhill-fl.gov/community-services/bulk-trash-schedule

DISASTER STORM DEBRIS – HORTICULTURAL STORM RELATED DEBRIS (not bagged) is being picked up now. Do not put out regular bulk garbage with this debris. (If it is your regularly scheduled bulk day keep your vegetative debris separate from your regular bulk items.) With that, please also keep storm related vegetative debris separated from other storm related debris like damaged fencing and building materials. Trees and branch limbs must cut in no longer than 10 foot segments.

Placement of debris - For single family homes, place your debris in your swale. Condos and apartments should place storm related debris where bulk trash is normally located. Remember to keep regular bulk and storm related debris separated, further separating vegetation from damaged fencing and building materials.   Please ask your guard gates and security companies to work with the disaster haulers and waste companies who are picking up debris.

RECYCLING –See the schedule for your regular recycling pick up day. http://lauderhill-fl.gov/community-services/lauderhill-s-new-recycling-program. If you have questions concerning garbage, bulk, recycling, or disaster debris removal, please call 954-730-3000.

PARKS - West Wind Park, St. George Park, West Ken Lark Park, Maye Jenkins Park, 17th Street Park, Boulevard Woods Park, Waterford Park, Lauderhill 6-12, Lauderhill Sports Park, Wolk Park, and the Sadkin Community Center are now open.   By the end of today, Monday, September 25, 2017, Veterans Park and James Bradley Park will reopen. You can call the Parks Department at 954-730-3080 for Park and Program specific information. 

The US Army Corps of Engineers has opened its Broward Branch of Operation Blue Roof in Broward and is accepting applications for free blue tarps to protect exposed areas of homes and buildings from Hurricane Irma. The application location is at Walmart located at 2500 W. Broward Boulevard from 8 am – 6 pm. Call 1888-ROOF-BLU for more information.

Log on to the City’s web page at www.lauderhill-fl.gov, visit our Facebook page at https://facebook.com/cityoflauderhill/, follow us on Twitter at @CityLauderhill or listen to us on 1650 am for City specific information.   Thank you for your continued patience.

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September 19, 2017 (4:00PM) - Lauderhill to Open More Parks as Clean Up Continues After Hurricane Irma 

Lauderhill Staff is working at cleaning up the enormous amount of debris around the City.  

West Wind Park, St. George Park, Maye Jenkins Park, 17th Street Park, Boulevard Woods Park, Waterford Park, and Lauderhill 6-12 are now open. Tonight the sports field at West Ken Lark Park will reopen (not the building). Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 20th the Lauderhill Sports Park will reopen. 

While playing and enjoying the parks please do so with caution. Some park features/amenities have been closed as they were damaged from the storm.  In addition, some Park and Facility hours may be shortened. You can call the Parks Department at 954-730-3080 for Park and Program specific information. 

Garbage and Recycling pickup has resumed on your regularly scheduled days. STORM RELATED DEBRIS is being picked up now- Do not put out regular bulk garbage at this time.  For single family homes, place your debris in your swale. Condos and apartments need to place storm related debris where bulk trash is normally located. Please keep vegetative debris separated from other debris like fences and building materials. Vegetation and foliage must be piled in no larger than 10 foot portions. Please ask your guard gates and security companies to work with the haulers and waste companies who are picking up debris. If you have questions concerning garbage or debris, call 954-730-3000. 

If you have experienced property damage or loss directly caused by Hurricane Irma, register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for disaster assistance – even if you have insurance, please visit www.disasterassistance.gov or call 800-621-3362.

Log on to the City’s web page at www.lauderhill-fl.gov, visit our Facebook page at https://facebook.com/cityoflauderhill/, follow us on Twitter at @CityLauderhill or listen to us on 1650 am for City specific information.

Thank you for your continued patience.

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September 18, 2017 (4:44PM) - Lauderhill Administration Announces the Opening of Several Parks as Staff is Cleaning Up After Hurricane Irma

Lauderhill’s City Hall is returning to normal operations while the Parks/Utilities/Public Works Staff work tirelessly to clean up our streets, medians, swales and public parks.   Restoration has been an enormous effort by the men and women who have worked every day since Hurricane Irma blew through our City. 

All of our roads are passable now. By tomorrow, September 19, 2017, we expect the following parks to reopen and some programming to resume at West Wind Park, St. George Park, Maye Jenkins Park, 17th Street Park, Boulevard Woods Park, Waterford Park, and Lauderhill 6-12.  

Proceed at open parks with caution and realize some park features have been closed as they are damaged from the storm.  In addition, some Park and Facility hours may be abbreviated. You can call the Parks Department at 954-730-3080 for Park and Program specific information. 

Garbage Pick-up and Recycling has resumed on your regularly scheduled day. STORM RELATED DEBRIS ONLY is being picked up now.  For single family homes, place your debris in your swale. Condos and apartments need to place storm related debris where bulk trash is normally located. Please keep vegetative debris separated from other debris like fences and building materials. Vegetation and foliage must be piled in no larger than 10 foot portions. Please ask your guard gates and security companies to work with the haulers and waste companies who are picking up debris. If you have questions concerning garbage or debris, call 954-730-3000.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has started the Operation Blue Roof Program in Broward County. They will provide a temporary covering of blue plastic sheeting to help reduce further damage to property until permanent repairs can be made. This program is available at no cost to eligible primary homeowners in Broward. Call at 1-888-ROOF-BLU (1-888-766-3258) for more information.

If you have experienced property damage or loss directly caused by Hurricane Irma, register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for disaster assistance – even if you have insurance, please visit www.disasterassistance.gov or call 800-621-3362.

Log on to the City’s web page at www.lauderhill-fl.gov, our Facebook page at https://facebook.com/cityoflauderhill/, follow us on Twitter at @CityLauderhill or listen to us on 1650 am for City specific information.

Thank you for your continued patience.

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September 14, 2017 (5:22 PM) - Lauderhill Administration Shares Information on Relief Efforts After Hurricane Irma

The City is thankful to have the Florida Army National Guard B Company 753rd BEB assisting with our clean-up efforts & debris removal. You may see military vehicles on our roadways effective immediately. They are here to help and plan with our efforts.

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has added Broward County to the list of counties eligible for individual assistance. Homeowners with documented damage can apply for funding from FEMA. Information on eligibility criteria and the types of assistance available can be found at disasterassistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-3362. Residents without internet access can use the computers at Broward County Libraries to register for FEMA Individual Assistance. 

Two additional Water Points of Distribution (PODS) will be open on Thursday: Central Broward Regional Park & Stadium located at 3700 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill, and Quiet Waters Park located at 401 S Powerline Rd., Deerfield Beach. All County Regional Park PODS will be open 8AM to 6PM. They will have water, and when available, meals ready-to-eat (MREs) and ice.

Residents and businesses are urged to stay connected for updates. Contact Broward County's Emergency Hotline at 954-831-4000 or 311- Monday through Friday from 8:30AM to 5PM. Visit Broward County online at: www.Broward.org/Hurricane

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September 14, 2017 (3:10PM) - The PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE is rescinded effective immediately for Lauderhill residents residing in the area bounded by Northwest 55th Avenue to Northwest 52nd Avenue from Northwest 11th Street to Northwest 12th Court 

THE SEPTEMBER 10, 2017, “PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE” IS HEREBY RESCINDED.  THE SATISFACTORY COMPLETION OF THE BACTERIOLOGICAL SURVEY SHOWS THAT THE WATER IS SAFE TO DRINK.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, YOU MAY CONTACT THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL AT (954) 730-4225. 

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September 13, 2017 (5:45PM) - LAUDERHILL ADMINISTRATION SHARES CLEAN  UP INFORMATION AFTER HURRICANE IRMA

As City Hall opened its doors for the first time today, there is still a tremendous amount of work around the City to accomplish before we resume normal operations. The Staff at the City of Lauderhill continue to clean up the streets and work with utility providers as well as Broward County and much has been accomplished. 

Our main roads are passable, and we are focusing on cleaning up the interior streets. For now, however, all the City Parks will remain closed.

Remember, when you approach a non-working traffic light, you should treat it like a four-way stop. Please be patient and exercise extreme caution.

Garbage Pick-up has resumed on your regularly scheduled day. Recycling will start again on Monday, September 18th. STORM RELATED DEBRIS ONLY is being picked up now.  For single family homes place your debris in your swale. Condos and apartments need to place storm related debris where bulk trash is normally located. Please keep vegetative debris separated from other debris like fences and building materials. Vegetation and foliage must be piled in no larger than 10 foot portions. Regular bulk collection will resume starting in October. Check your bulk calendar as usual.  Please ask your guard gates and security companies to work with the haulers and waste companies who are picking up debris. If you have questions concerning garbage or debris, call 954-730-3000.

The Precautionary Boil Water Alert for the area bounded by NW 55 Avenue to NW 52 Avenue from NW 11 Street to NW 12 Court is still in effect. All required samples of the water in the affected area have passed the bacteriological surveys; however, a separate notification will be sent when the Precautionary Boil Water Alert has officially been rescinded. The Broward County Emergency Hotline, 311, will resume normal hours of operation beginning today and close at 5 pm. Starting tomorrow, their normal operating hours will be from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. You can continue to check Broward County’s webpage at www.broward.org/hurricane for storm related information.

Log on to the City’s web page at www.lauderhill-fl.gov, our Facebook page at https://facebook.com/cityoflauderhill/, follow us on Twitter at @CityLauderhill or listen to us on 1650 am for City specific information.

Thank you for your continued patience.

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September 13, 2017 (12:05PM) - SUPERCEDES ALL OTHER NEWS RELEASES:

PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE FOR LAUDERHILL RESIDENTS RESIDING IN THE AREA BOUNDED BY NORTHWEST 55th AVENUE TO NORTHWEST 52nd AVENUE FROM NORTHWEST 11th STREET TO NORTHWEST 12th COURT 

A WATER MAIN BREAK HAS OCCURRED AT 5201 NW 12th Street - DUE TO HURRICANE IRMA.

ALL REPAIRS HAVE BEEN MADE TO THE LINE. 

THEREFORE, AS A PRECAUTION, WE ADVISE THAT ALL WATER USED FOR DRINKING, COOKING, MAKING ICE, BRUSHING TEETH, OR WASHING DISHES BE BOILED.  A ROLLING BOIL OF ONE MINUTE IS SUFFICIENT.  AS AN ALTERNATIVE, BOTTLED WATER MAY BE USED.

THIS "PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE" WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL THE PROBLEM HAS BEEN CORRECTED AND A BACTERIOLOGICAL SURVEY SHOWS THAT THE WATER IS SAFE TO DRINK.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, YOU MAY CONTACT THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL AT 954-730-4225.

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September 11, 2017 (7:28PM) - Lauderhill Administrative Staff Working to Restore City Operations in the Wake of Hurricane Irma

The City of Lauderhill will downgrade their Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to a Level 2 Operation with reduced staffing beginning at 8pm tonight. Staff will remain in the EOC to monitor Hurricane Irma recovery operations.

As the curfew has been lifted and we all strive to return to our normal routines, the City Administration would like to remind you some roads still have standing water, bowed/downed power lines, non-working street lights, and debris. Businesses are beginning to reopen, traffic is starting to resume, and gas availability is still limited. We encourage you to minimize driving activity and exercise caution when going out.

Staff is working toward restoration and progress is being made. The assessment of the City including Parks and Facilities is ongoing. City Hall will reopen for scheduled meetings and regular business on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. All meetings will proceed as scheduled. Parks will remain closed until further notice.

The Precautionary Boil Water Alert for the area bounded by NW 55 Avenue to NW 56 Avenue from NW 11 Street to NW 12 Court is still in effect until further notice.

The City of Lauderhill Staff will resume work on Wednesday, as scheduled unless their supervisor advises them otherwise.

As you begin cleaning up the debris on your own property, as it is your responsibility, please compile all debris and place it in your swale (single family homes) or designated bulk pick up location (condos/apartments) until the hauler is scheduled to pick it up. Scheduling information will be provided in the upcoming days.

Please continue to watch local news or log on to www.broward.org/hurricane.org for updates in Broward County.

Log on to the City’s web page at www.lauderhill-fl.gov, our Facebook page at https://facebook.com/cityoflauderhill/, follow us on Twitter at @CityLauderhill or listen to us on 1650 am for more information regarding City related information.

Thank you for your continued patience.


 

September 10, 2017 (11:52PM) - Lauderhill Emergency Operations Staff Begins to Clean Up and Assess Damage Around City

Although our weather is improving, please be reminded the Broward County and City curfew is still in effect. We will continue to enforce the curfew until 10am tomorrow morning. Much of the streets are full of debris and are not passable at this time. Some power lines are down and localized flooding still exists. The assessment of the City has just begun.

The City of Lauderhill Staff has already started to remove debris from main roads to allow for emergency vehicles to travel safely into neighborhoods. This will continue around the clock starting with major roadways and continue into communities and neighborhoods.

As you begin cleaning up the debris on your own property, as it is your responsibility, please compile all debris and place it in your swale (single family homes) or designated bulk pick up location (condos/apartments) until the hauler is scheduled to pick it up. Scheduling information will be provided in the upcoming days.

City Administrative Offices and Parks are still closed until further notice.

Staff members are being called in on a need be basis. They should check with their supervisors before coming back to work.

Please continue to log on to www.lauderhill-fl.gov, see https://www.facebook.com/cityoflauderhill/, follow us on Twitter at @CityLauderhill or listen to us on 1650 am for more information regarding City related information.

  


 

 

September 9, 2017 (12:15PM) - Lauderhill’s Emergency Operations Staff Remain Vigilant as Hurricane Irma’s Effects Are Becoming Apparent.

The City of Lauderhill’s Emergency Operations Team is working around the clock in order to stay abreast of quickly changing information concerning Hurricane Irma.  Although Lauderhill is currently not in the direct path of the storm, the effects of Irma still pose a threat to our community.

Officials still encourage all residents to monitor the local news, visit www.broward.org/Hurricane or call 311 for storm related updates in Broward.

For information on canal levels, please see the link provided by South Florida Water Management District at https://www.sfwmd.gov/our-work/flood-control/storm-update.

To report power outages, log on to www.fplmaps.com.  To report home and property damage, log on to http://gis.broward.org/ReportHomeDamage/.

City specific information will continue to be posted on the City’s webpage at www.lauderhill-fl.gov, Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityoflauderhill, on Twitter @CityLauderhill or listen to the City of Lauderhill’s Emergency Information Channel on 1650 am.

As you know, all City services have ceased, and all City buildings have closed until further notice.

As Broward County Government has imposed a 4pm curfew, the City of Lauderhill is also imposing and strictly enforcing a 4pm curfew which will remain in effect until further notice. 

Please continue to exercise patience and caution. Best wishes to all.

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September 8, 2017 (2:45PM) - Lauderhill Staff is Making Final Preparations Ahead of Hurricane Irma. Officials Ask All Residents to Bring Any & All Remaining Items Inside Including Garbage Cans & Bulk at This Time.

 

City of Lauderhill’s staff has been diligent to plan for the effects of Hurricane Irma.

Officials continue to encourage residents to monitor the local news, visit  www.Broward.org/Hurricane or call 311 for storm related updates in Broward.

City specific information will continue to be posted on the City’s webpage at www.lauderhill-fl.gov, Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityoflauderhill, on Twitter @CityLauderhill or listen to the City of Lauderhill’s Emergency Information Channel on 1650 am.

 The City of Lauderhill’s Bulk Pick-Up Collection Services and Regular Garbage and Recycling Collection has ended.  Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off and Saturday Bulk drop-off are cancelled until September 23rd.

If you have any garbage, bulk, or waste in front of your house at this point, you must bring it indoors now. Please also secure your garbage and recycling containers as well.

For information on canal levels, please see the link provided by South Florida Water Management District at https://www.sfwmd.gov/our-work/flood-control/storm-update.

City Administrative Offices and Parks are currently closed until further notice.

The City of Lauderhill’s Community Bus Shuttles will continue to remain in service until Broward County Bus Transit ends its operations. (The City’s Shuttle Service does not operate on Saturdays and Sundays.)

If you would like to register in the County’s Vulnerable Population Registry or have questions, please call 954-831-4000.

 


 

September 7, 2017 - In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Irma, residents can help first responders quickly identify areas of devastation, even before damage assessment teams are able to more effectively canvass the County, by participating in the Home Damage Assessment Program.

The website for the Home Damage Assessment Program features photos of four homes that have experienced varying levels of flooding and devastation. As soon as it is safe to go outside, compare the way your home looks to the four photos. Report to Broward County officials your address, and the number of the photo that mostly closely resembles the levels of damage you have experienced.

To report, call the Broward County Emergency Hotline at 311 or 954-831-4000. If you have power and internet service, you can visit this site to report.

Emergency Management officials encourage residents to print the four photos ahead of time and store them with their hurricane kit for easy access after the storm, or bookmark the website link in their smart phone. Reporting through a smart phone automatically associates your location with the level of damage you are reporting. You will not be required to enter your address.

For more information on how to prepare for Hurricane Irma and additional resources, visit the Broward County website and follow @ReadyBroward on Twitter for the latest updates.


September 6, 2017 (3:05 pm) - City of Lauderhill’s staff is in complete Hurricane Preparation mode for the possibility of Hurricane Irma’s effects.  

 

Officials continue to encourage residents to monitor the local news, visit www.Broward.org/Hurricane or call 954-831-4000 for storm related updates in Broward.

City specific information will continue to be posted on the City’s webpage at www.lauderhill-fl.gov, Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityoflauderhill, on Twitter @CityLauderhill or listen to the City of Lauderhill’s Emergency Information Channel on 1650 am.

The City of Lauderhill’s Bulk Pick-Up Collection Services ended for the month of September. Regular Garbage and Recycling Collection will continue through Friday, September 8th, and cease starting Saturday, September 9th until further notice. Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off and Saturday Bulk drop-off are cancelled until September 23rd.

For information on canal levels, please see the link provided by South Florida Water Management District at https://www.sfwmd.gov/our-work/flood-control/storm-update.

City Administrative Offices and Parks will close today at 6 pm, Wednesday, September 6, 2017 until further notice.  All programs, meetings, and practices are cancelled as well.  

The City of Lauderhill’s Community Bus Shuttles will continue to remain in service until Broward County Bus Transit ends its operations.  

If you would like to register in the County’s Vulnerable Population Registry or have questions, please call 954-831-4000.

 


 

September 5, 2017 (2:40pm) - As major news channels have been reporting, most weather models show the strong likelihood Hurricane Irma may impact our community this upcoming weekend. The City of Lauderhill staff has been preparing for this weather event and will continue to do so until the storm arrives.

Please log-on to www.Broward.org/Hurricane or call 954-831-4000 for storm related updates in Broward. The website contains a Hurricane Preparedness Guide, Evacuation and Shelter Information, Public Transportation and School Closings/Openings, County Government Closings/Openings as well as other storm resources.  

The City of Lauderhill’s Bulk Pick Up Collection Services will cease for the month of September.

Regular Garbage and Recycling will continue until further notice.  

The City of Lauderhill’s programming, meetings, and events will continue as scheduled, but may cease as the week continues.

More announcements will be made as it pertains to City services, programs, closings and openings in the next couple of days.  

If you would like to register in the County’s Vulnerable Population Registry or have questions please call 954-831-4000.

The South Florida Water Management District has the latest info for residents from them related to water levels on their website. You can view that information here: https://www.sfwmd.gov/our-work/flood-control/storm-update

 

 

 

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