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Posted on: September 2, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Hurricane Dorian Update

Hurricane Dorian

The City has completed preparations for possible impacts from Dorian and continues to monitor the storm closely.  As of the 2:00 p.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center, Dorian is located over Grand Bahama Island and moving very slowly toward the west-northwest near 1 mph.  It is 105 miles east of West Palm Beach.  A slow westward to west-northwestward motion is forecast during the next 24 hours followed by a gradual turn toward the northwest and north. On this track, the core of extremely dangerous Hurricane Dorian will continue to pound Grand Bahama Island through much of today and tonight.  The hurricane is expected to remain off the Florida coast and move north coming dangerously close to the Georgia and South Carolina coasts on Wednesday night and Thursday.  Hollywood remains under a Tropical Storm Watch.  While it is unlikely that Hollywood will experience sustained tropical storm force winds, several services are closed in preparation for potential impacts. Dorian is a Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 150 mph. It is important that residents continue to monitor Dorian’s progress and be sure they are prepared for changing weather conditions.


  • All sanitation collection (garbage, recycling, hard junk, brush) is suspended. WastePro, the City’s sanitation contractor, will resume collections as soon as possible after the storm has passed. Residents are asked to secure their gray and blue garbage and recycling carts on their property. Keeping these carts from blowing around is not only a matter of safety, it also will assist the City in resuming collection services as quickly as possible. Any yard waste or hard junk must be secured and stored on your property. 
  • Broward's Emergency Operations Center is under a partial activation in response to Hurricane Dorian. The 311 Emergency Hotline is open and will remain open 24 hours until further notice.
  • Broward County has opened three special needs adults shelters and one pediatric special needs shelter. Broward County is still accepting applications for special needs residents. To register, call the Emergency Hotline at 311 or 954-831-4000.  Broward County has approximately 1,130 adults and 245 children currently registered in the Special Needs Registry. You must pre-register to use one of these shelters.  No general population shelters have been opened.  
  • Free parking is being provided for Hollywood residents for the duration of the storm on a first come, first served basis in the City's two downtown parking garages located at the Radius Garage, 251 N. 19th Avenue; the Van Buren Garage,  251 S. 20th Avenue; and the Garfield Street Garage on Hollywood Beach at 8 a.m.  Residents will need to provide identification with a Hollywood address.  All vehicles must be parking properly in a marked parking space.  Any vehicles not parked in a marked space will be ticketed and could be towed.
  • Please be prepared for the possibility of tropical storm force winds by making sure any outdoor items that could be blown around in the storm are secured. Bring these items indoors or otherwise secure them as the storm approaches.


  • Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is closing all schools and District offices 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. The District continues to monitor and prepare for the storm. As a reminder, schools and District offices are closed on Monday, September 2, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.
  • Per Broward County order all drawbridges in Broward County are now locked down until after the storm passes.
  • Port Everglades is now closed to incoming vessels and the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport will be closed at noon today.
  • Broward County Animal Care & Adoption shelter is closed to the public. In addition to tending to the animals at the shelter, staff will be preparing to receive donated supplies that will be utilized in an anticipated recovery effort. Animal Control will be available for priority cases.
  • All Broward County campgrounds, rental halls, and water parks are closed to the public.
  • All libraries are closed to the public until further notice. Book drops will be locked and late fees will not be charged during the emergency.
  • County auto tag offices that are normally open on Saturday are closed.
  • City-operated Community Centers, Sports Fields, the ArtsPark Visual Arts Center and studios, Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center, Driftwood Pool and the Art & Culture Center are closed.
  • City's beach concessions to the public have been suspended until further notice.
  • Fuel sales at the Hollywood Marina have been suspended until further notice and all floating docks have been removed.
  • SunShuttle by Circuit, the City's micro-transit service, has suspended operations based on the forecast and will not resume until after the storm has passed.

Residents are encouraged to visit the City of Hollywood’s website at www.hollywood for hurricane preparation tips and information hurricane information. 

Before, during and after a storm important information will be posted on the City’s website at, shared via CodeRED Alerts, through NotifyMe “News and Announcements” email and text messages and on the City’s social media sites on Facebook and Twitter. Receive the latest emergency updates and information by signing up today. Please bookmark, follow, like and subscribe to the City's various information sources to be in the know.

Emergency Website: 
Twitter: @cohgov
Facebook: @CityOfHollywoodFL
YouTube: hollywoodflch78

Please stay tuned to local radio and television broadcasts for further details of the storm movement and impact to our area.

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