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Posted on: July 31, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Be Prepared: Hurricane Isaias

Hurricane Isaias

Update as of 8/1/20 6:00 AM

Hollywood is under a Hurricane Watch as Isaias has strengthened to a Category 1 Hurricane with its projected path shifting closer to Florida. 

Isaias has strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane. It has maximum sustained winds of 85 mph.  The National Hurricane Center’s 5AM Advisory showed the center of Isaias approaching Andros Island in the Bahamas. The current forecast has Isaias approaching the southeast coast of Florida later today and into Sunday.  The City is currently under a Hurricane Watch which means hurricane conditions (sustained winds of more than 74 mph) are possible.  Hurricane conditions are expected to reach the coast within the hurricane warning area, north of Broward County, in Florida late Saturday and Saturday night. Winds are expected to first reach tropical storm strength on Saturday afternoon, making outside preparations difficult or dangerous.  Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion. Residents are encouraged continue monitoring this storm and ensure they have all hurricane preparations in place.  

No Garbage/Recycling Pickup
Due to the possibility of Tropical Storm or Hurricane  force winds, there will be no garbage, recycling or commingled pick up on Saturday. Customers are asked to secure garbage carts and solid/commingled and recyclable materials in a safe, sheltered location.  Please do not place garbage carts out for collection.  

Parks, Swimming Pools and Recreational Facilities

All youth sports activities  and aquatic activities are suspended for Saturday and Sunday due to Hurricane Isaias.  Additionally all parks, including dog parks, will be closed on Saturday and Sunday. 

Sun Shuttle by Circuit Ride Service Suspended

The Sun Shuttle Micro-transit service that provides free rides around Downtown Hollywood and Hollywood Beach will be suspended Saturday and Sunday due to the possibility of sustained winds in excess of 35 mph.   it is not safe for the electric cars to operate in storm conditions.

Finalize Storm Preparations

City of Hollywood Emergency Management staff and public safety personnel are monitoring the track and development of Hurricane Isaias and making final preparations.   Residents should finalize their emergency preparations and make sure they are prepared for tropical storm and possible hurricane conditions:

  • Gather your hurricane supplies now if you have not already done so. You should have five to seven days’ worth of supplies, such as non-perishable food and water, for each person in your household.
  • Residents should refrain from cutting trees or doing additional landscaping projects until after this storm passes. Solid/commingled and recyclable materials should be properly secured in a safe, sheltered location.  Garbage carts should be secured on your property.  
  • Secure any outdoor items that could be blown around in the storm. Bring them indoors or otherwise secure them as the storm approaches.  

Residents are encouraged to visit for hurricane preparation tips and information on needed hurricane supplies.

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, 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.

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

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


Information for Businesses

Prepare Your Business for an Approaching Tropical System:

  • Make multiple backups of critical computer data and store them off premises. Keep checks, purchase orders, financial records, property and vehicle titles off the premises as well.
  • Unplug and wrap all electronics in plastic and store them in high and dry places.
  • Have a communication plan in place and make sure your employees’ emergency contact information is current.
  • Take “before” and “after” pictures to aid in any claims.
  • Allow employees adequate time to prepare for the approaching storm. 
  • Continue to monitor the City’s website and the State of Florida’s emergency business website


All State-Supported Testing Sites Temporarily Close for Potential Tropical Storm Isiaias

Testing Sites in Hollywood Are Closed

All state-supported drive-thru and walk-up COVID-19 testing sites are temporarily closed in anticipation of impacts from Hurricane Isaias.

The sites will remain closed until they are safe to reopen, with all sites anticipated to be reopened at the latest by 8 a.m., Wednesday, August 5.

Free COVID-19 testing remains available through local County Health Departments. Please call in advance for testing through County Health Department, contact information for all counties is available here.

Testing site re-openings will be posted on  Florida Division of Emergency Management’s social media. The Facebook page is available here and the Twitter page is available here.

While sites are closed, individuals are encouraged to follow all guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the recent Public Health Advisory issued by the Florida Department of Health.

A list of all state-supported testing sites can be found here

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