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Posted on: August 1, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Isaias to Regain Strength as it Approaches Florida

Hurricane Isaias

Update as of 8/1/20 8:00 PM

Hollywood is under a Tropical Storm Warning  

Isaias slowed its forward motion Saturday evening which pushed back the timing of the expected impacts to South Florida. Although as of the 8:00 p.m. advisory the storm has  temporarily weakened to tropical storm strength with top winds of 70 mph, Isaias is forecast to regain power and generate wind speeds of 75 mph by the time it nears Florida.  The worst weather for Broward County is expected to come in the overnight hours.  The coast of Palm Beach County, the area most at risk of hurricane-force winds, can expect to experience the worst of it from before dawn Sunday to noon or 1 p.m., according  

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.

Stay Indoors During the Storm

City of Hollywood Emergency Management staff and public safety personnel are monitoring the track and development of Hurricane Isaias.   Residents should have finalized their emergency preparations and should be prepared to stay inside for the duration of the tropical storm.

Residents are encouraged to visit for 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, 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 impacst 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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