As of 11/08/22 at 6:30 p.m.
The City of Hollywood remains in a Hurricane Watch, Storm Surge Watch and Tropical Storm Warning. Hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area by Wednesday night with tropical storm conditions expected this evening. While Nicole's forecast tract has shifted north and the three-day forecast cone no longer includes Hollywood, tropical storm conditions including winds in excess of 39 mph are expected in our area within the next 36 hours. Storm-related impacts are expected to include rough surf, coastal and low-lying street level flooding, periods of heavy rainfall, gusty winds, and beach erosion.
With the addition of seasonal King Tides, water could reach 2 to 4 feet above ground if peak surge occurs at the time of high tide. Additionally, 3 to 5 inches of rainfall, with a maximum of 8 inches is anticipated for the Florida Peninsula. Large swells generated by Nicole will also affect the east coast and are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.
Residents are encouraged to stay tuned to trusted news providers like the US National Weather Service Miami Florida and the NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center for the latest information on this system and take any needed preparations to be storm ready. Those who live in low-lying areas in the eastern portions of Hollywood, or those who reside in a dwelling at an elevated risk of flooding should consider seeking alternative shelter until after the storm passes.
Declaration of State of Emergency- Tropical Storm Nicole
Mayor Josh Levy has declared a State of Emergency due to the imminent threat caused by Tropical Storm Nicole. View the signed declaration
Garbage and Recycling Collection Information
Residents should refrain from cutting trees or doing additional landscaping projects until after this storm passes. Sanitation collections will continue on a regular collection schedule until further notice. Property owners are asked to secure garbage and recycling carts immediately after collection and for the duration of the storm.
Storm Drain Information
While utilities crews continue to check and clear storm drains, residents who are able can assist by ensuring that storm drains near their homes remain cleared throughout the week.
Events and Meetings Reinstated
Please be sure to view the online Event Calendar as previously cancelled events and meetings have been reinstated, including the in-person Veterans Day Barbecue on Friday and Beach Sweep on Saturday.
Sun Shuttle Suspended
Sun Shuttle services will be suspended tomorrow, November 9th. Services will resume on Thursday, weather permitting.
Broward County Public Schools Closed on Wednesday
For the safety of students, families and staff, schools and District offices will be closed on Wednesday, November 9 due to Tropical Storm Nicole. All before and after-school activities are canceled, including field trips and night classes. Aftercare will not be available, including at City of Hollywood community centers. The District will provide an update for Thursday, November 10, as soon as possible.
Flood Safety Information
- Motorists should not attempt to drive through flooded areas. Floodwaters can damage your vehicle and prevent you from seeing safety hazards in the roadway.
- Public Works crews have deployed barricades and flood safety signage as a precautionary measure along State Road A1A on Hollywood Beach and in parts of Hollywood Lakes (North and South Lake, areas near the Intracoastal Waterway.) If possible, avoid driving in these low-lying areas. When these roadways become inundated, it is very difficult to see the roadway to distinguish it from the Lake or Intracoastal, and maintain control of the vehicle to safely navigate passage.
- Use caution with electrical appliances, electrical cords and outlets if floodwaters have entered your home.
- Residents should not go outside or wade in standing flood water, which can contain contaminants. Following a heavy storm, sharp debris and other items from overturned garbage bins could be hidden in the water and cause injury. Standing water also may contain harmful bacteria that could cause infection.
- Health officials remind the public to not let children or pets play in flood water.
- Call 911 if flood damage to your home has created an emergency situation such as a fire, however do not call 911 to report street-level flooding. 911 is for emergencies only.
- Residents should have their homeowner’s insurance information and flood insurance information readily available. If you experience flood damage, seek advice from your insurer on documenting the damage and drying out your home. The same applies for contacting your vehicle insurance provider if you find your vehicle has been damaged
Sign Up for Alert Hollywood Emergency Notifications
The City of Hollywood has an emergency notification system called Alert Hollywood. Used by many government agencies throughout Florida, Alert Hollywood notifies residents through phone calls, e-mails and/or text messages to mobile phones of an emergency in the community such as a hurricane watch or warning, flash flood warning, tornado warning, serious police situations and other critical incidents.
Sign up for Alert Hollywood today. After you submit your information, you will receive Alert Hollywood notifications whenever an alert is issued. Alerts may be received by phone and/or email address. Severe weather alerts issued by the National Weather Service are automatically issued through the Alert Hollywood system if you elect to receive those notifications.
The Alert Hollywood service is free to the public. Text message fees by your wireless carrier may apply depending on your mobile phone plan. Alert Hollywood is powered by the Everbridge critical event management software platform.
Important information will be posted on the City’s website, shared via the Alert Hollywood application, through Notify Me “News and Announcements” email and text messages and on the City’s social media sites. Please bookmark, follow, like and subscribe today.
Florida Power and Light
Refer to FPL’s outage restoration progress via FPL.com. To report or track an outage: Call 1-800-4-OUTAGE (1-800-468-8243) or visit FPL.com/outage. For assistance with billing, contact an FPL Account Specialist at 1-844-893-9892.