Emergency Management

Welcome to the City of Hollywood Emergency Management, which supports each City department to ensure the safety of Hollywood residents and businesses during all emergencies. Hollywood Emergency Management serves Hollywood's preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation needs by coordinating information and resources between City departments, partner agencies, volunteer organizations, and the community.

Protect Yourself Against the Zika Virus

The mosquito-borne Zika virus has arrived in South Florida. The City of Hollywood also is working hard to clear public spaces of standing water and to educate residents on how they can protect themselves against Zika. 

Click here to learn more about Zika

Residents, business owners and visitors can take steps to protect themselves from mosquito borne viruses and prevent their spread. Drain standing water weekly that has collected at your home or business, no matter how small the container. Mosquitoes breed by laying eggs in and near standing water. A couple drops of water in a bottle cap is enough to become a breeding location. Keep gutters, flower pots and saucers free of standing water. Flush out water holding plants such as bromeliads, and overturn anything that could hold water such as buckets, toys, pool covers, birdbaths, tires, recycle bins and pet dishes. To keep mosquitoes outside, be sure to keep doors and windows shut, use screening on all windows and repair holes in screens immediately. Residents and visitors also need to use repellents or cover up with long-sleeved shirts and long pants when enjoying the Florida outdoors.

Want to Know If There Are Power Outages in Hollywood?

Visit Florida Power and Light's new Power Tracker website to learn of power outages in the area.   

If You See Something, Say Something

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The United States is in a heightened state of terrorism awareness. The public is one of the best sources of intelligence for law enforcement. If you see suspicious activity, don't take it for granted. Call 911 or the Hollywood Police Department non-emergency number at 954.764.HELP (4357) to report suspicious activity immediately.

What is Emergency Management? 

Emergency management is the discipline of preparing for and responding to crisis situations or disasters, both man made and natural. An effective emergency management agency works closely with internal and external stakeholders such as staff, residents, government agencies, community-based organizations, and others to ensure the community is ready to deal with any emergency situation it is faced with. It performs an important support role for City departments such as coordinating disaster training, managing volunteer and community outreach/preparedness initatives, disseminating critical emergency information to stakeholders, liaising with local, state and federal agencies, and other functions.

The key to surviving any emergency is being prepared!