Powerful Hurricane Irma has Arrived
- County under a curfew until otherwise noticed -
DATE: September 9, 2017CONTACT: Margaret StapletonRUMOR CONTROL: 311 or 954-831-4000EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.orgWEB: Broward.org/HurricaneEMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER201 NW 84th AvenuePlantation, 33324
HURRICANE IRMA ADVISORY #22
BROWARD COUNTY, FL - Major Hurricane Irma is bringing with it high winds, rain and isolated tornadoes.
Residents are advised to:
As soon the storm has passed, emergency responders will immediately begin to take action to protect residents. Rapid Impact Response Teams will survey damage on a grid-by-grid basis throughout the County, and coordinate resources for recovery.
Power outages with extensive damage from high winds and some flooding is anticipated. Florida Power & Light (FPL) has approximately 6,500 workers ready to start restoration efforts once the storm has passed. Additional crew members from other state's power companies are also ready to mobilize should their assistance be needed. Currently there are over 27,000 Broward County customers without power according to FPL.
During and after the storm, residents should:
Well-prepared residents will have sufficient supplies to sustain themselves and their family for 3-5 days, so that recovery efforts can focus on those who are unable to help themselves.
County government efforts will be focused on restoring services as quickly as possible. Emergency officials have pre-designated various sites throughout the County to serve as points of distribution for recovery information, supplies and assistance in the aftermath of a storm. State government may have also pre-staged resources to assist in a relief effort.
Points of distribution will be announced after assessment teams have determined which sites are usable and the type of assistance that is needed.