Update on Hurricane Warning for District 4 Residents
Hello friends & neighbors,
I want to take this brief opportunity to bring you up to speed on Hurricane Matthew. As of 3PM today all City facilities were closed until further notice.
All areas of Broward County are under a Hurricane Warning, and tropical storm force winds are expected in Broward County Thursday morning with strongest winds by Thursday afternoon into Friday mid-day. Storm surges and tornado activity are expected.
This afternoon Broward County issued a voluntary evacuation for residents in low-lying areas and mobile homes. Nine County shelters will open at 9PM, tonight, Wednesday, October 5th. For the list of shelters go to www.dfb.city/shelters.
Friends, I am urging you to take protective actions and begin to implement your family emergency plan in preparation for the arrival of Matthew.
Make sure your shutters are up, patio furniture has been secured, all loose objects around your home have been removed, your cars have been fueled and you have any necessary medications you might need for the next 3 days.
The Broward County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will go into full activation at 7AM tomorrow morning. The Broward County Call Center, 311, is now open 24/7 as an Emergency Hotline to answer resident questions. The City of Deerfield Beach EOC will also go into full activation at 8AM tomorrow morning. You can also access all county information at Broward.org/Hurricane.
Additionally, the City Environmental Services Department will continue giving out sand bags until 4PM tomorrow, only to city residents and while supplies last. Click here for a list of Deerfield Beach gas stations with generators.
You can find all necessary phone numbers on the City's A-Z guide. Click here for that guide.
Please continue to check City Updates at www.DFB.City or you can follow us on Facebook (City of Deerfield Beach - Municipality) and Twitter (@DFB_City).
I have also been sending updates on my own Twitter page @DFB_D4Ganz.
Friends, my prayer is that you will remain safe in this storm!