Welcome to the City of Hollywood Office of 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.
Hurricane Season Is Here!
Prepare for the season by visiting Hollywood's hurricane preparedness website.
Current Weather Conditions in Hollywood
How to protect yourself:
- Get vaccinated
- Wear a facial covering when around others who are not part of your immediate family
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
If you have flu-like symptoms, you can help protect others by:
- Staying home while you are sick
- Avoiding close contact with others
- Covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throwing the tissue in the trash and washing your hands
- Cleaning and disinfecting objects and surfaces
For additional information, please visit the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/about/index.html
Generator Rules for ALFs and Nursing Homes
The State of Florida requires all assisted living facilities and nursing homes to have an updated emergency power plan and operational generator. Visit the Agency for Health Care Administration's (AHCA) Emergency Power Rules website for more information about the state's generator rules and what all ALFs and nursing homes need to have in their emergency plans.
AHCA provides daily updates on the emergency power plan compliance status of every assisted living facility and nursing home in Florida. View the updated list to learn a specific ALF or nursing home's compliance status.
Hollywood is StormReady
The National Weather Service has designated Hollywood as a StormReady community. Click on the StormReady logo to learn more about the program and how it benefits local residents.
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
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 initiatives, 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!