As of 11/10/22 at 7:00 a.m.
Hurricane Nicole made landfall in the overnight hours just south of Vero Beach. As the storm moves away from the South Florida area conditions will continue to improve. The National Weather Service has lifted the Tropical Storm Warning for Broward County, but coastal areas including the City of Hollywood remain under a flood advisory until 7:00 p.m. Minor coastal flooding will be possible today in the high tide cycles (10:14 a.m. and 10:18 p.m.) Additionally, the surf remains elevated and is forecast to gradually diminish through Friday. Rip currents should be expected along both coasts today. After coming ashore as a Category 1 Hurricane, Nicole has weakened and is now a Tropical Storm. This weakening will continue while the system moves across Florida and the southeastern United States through Friday, and it is likely to become a post-tropical cyclone by Friday afternoon.
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.
Garbage and Recycling Collection Information
Garbage and Recycling collections will continue on a regular collection schedule until further notice. Please retrieve any garbage and recycling carts that may have been impacted by flooding or winds and return them to your property. Click here for a map of the garbage, recycling and yard waste collections schedule.
Bulk and Yard Waste Collections Suspended
Bulk Waste collections were postponed yesterday impacting customers in Zone 6 (Hollywood Boulevard to Moffit Street from S 14th Avenue to Surf Road). A collection day for impacted customers will be determined now that the storm has passed. Bulk collections are expected to resume on a normal collection schedule for all other areas. Click here for a map of the bulk collection schedule.
Yard Waste collections were suspended for Wednesday, November 9th, but are resuming on the normal weekly collection schedule.. Click here for a map of the yard waste collection schedule.
Events and Meetings Reinstated
Please be sure to view the online Event Calendar for the latest event and meeting information. The in-person Veterans Day Barbecue on Friday and Beach Sweep on Saturday will take place as scheduled.
Tri-Rail service will remain suspended on today to allow time to inspect the corridor and perform any recovery work needed to restore service for Friday.
Broward County Public Schools Closed/Aftercare programs Closed
For the safety of students, families and staff, schools and District offices remain closed for Thursday, November 10th. 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.
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.
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 are working to clear sand and debris from areas impacted by flooding. Please do not interfere with work crews and avoid traveling in these areas.
- 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.