6:00 pm August 26 Update – City of Fort Lauderdale Tropical Storm Isaac Advisory

The City of Fort Lauderdale announces the following Tropical Storm Isaac updates:

Watches and Warnings

Broward County remains under a Tropical Storm Warning.

South Florida remains under a Flood Watch through Monday evening, August 27.

Storm Conditions

According to the National Weather Service, Tropical Storm Isaac is located about 40 miles southwest of Key West,Florida. The storm is moving west northwest at 16 mph with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph. Winds of 25 - 40 mph with gusts up to 50 mph are possible for Fort Lauderdale through midnight Sunday, August 26. An additional 2 - 4 inches of rain is possible for our area Sunday evening through Monday, August 27. There is also the potential for coastal and inland flooding in low-lying areas.

City of Fort Lauderdale Municipal Government

Fort Lauderdale City Hall will be OPEN during normal business hours on Monday, August 27.

City of Fort Lauderdale Employees

City of Fort Lauderdale employees should return to work on their normal schedules on Monday, August 27 unless otherwise directed by their supervisors. City employees can call (954) 828-5900 for return to work information. Public Works employees should call 954-828-7999. Parks and Recreation employees should call 954-828-6000.

City of Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation

All City of Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation programs and events have been cancelled for Sunday, August 26 and Monday, August 27. Normal activities will resume on Tuesday, August 28.

City of Fort Lauderdale Bulk Trash Pick Up

The City of Fort Lauderdale is suspending BULK TRASH PICK UP on Monday, August 27. Bulk trash pick up will take place on Wednesday, August 29 for those residents whose bulk trash is normally picked up on Monday.

City of Fort Lauderdale Sanitation

City of Fort Lauderdale Sanitation will operate on a normal schedule on Monday, August 27.

Fort Lauderdale Beach

Ocean-Rescue lifeguards will resume normal operations on Monday, August 27. Lifeguard towers will be staffed beginning at 9:45 am.

Traffic Advisory / Inoperable Traffic Lights

Motorists are advised to continue to use caution when driving and treat all intersections with inoperable traffic lights as four-way stops.

Power Outages

Residents and businesses are reminded to report power outages or downed power lines to FPL at 1-800-4OUTAGE (1-800-468-8243).

Generator Safety

Portable generators can be hazardous if used improperly. The two biggest risks are: carbon monoxide poisoning from the toxic engine exhaust and electrocution from connecting the generator to the home electrical wiring system. To avoid carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning:

· Never use a generator indoors or in attached garages.

· Only operate the generator outdoors in a well-ventilated, dry area, away from air intakes to the home, and protected from direct exposure to rain, preferably under a canopy, open shed, or carport.

Sun Trolley -- Fort Lauderdale Transportation Management Association (TMA)

The Sun Trolley will resume service on Monday, August 27.

Bridges

The U.S. Coast Guard has locked down all bridges in Broward County. Bridges will remain in the down position until 7:00 am Monday morning, August 27, at which time the Coast Guard will re-evaluate weather conditions.

Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport

Air travelers are reminded to check with their individual airline carrier for the latest updates on flight schedules.

City of Fort Lauderdale Hurricane Hotline

City of Fort Lauderdale residents can call the City's Hurricane Hotline at 954-828-8888 for updates on the Tropical Storm and information about City operations.

City of Fort Lauderdale 24-Hour Customer Service Center

City of Fort Lauderdale residents may call 954-828-8000 24-hours a day, 7-days a week with questions related to water, utilities, sanitation or other City services.

Broward County Government

Broward County government agencies, including parks and libraries, will be OPEN for normal business on Monday, August 27.

Broward County Public Schools

Broward County Public Schools will be closed on Monday, August 27.

Broward County Shelters

The Broward County American Red Cross will continue to operate two general population shelters through Monday morning, August 27 for residents of low-lying areas and areas prone to flooding, mobiles home residents and those who feel their structure is unsafe.

·Rock IslandElementary, 1701 N.W. 23 Ave.,Fort Lauderdale

·Millennium Middle School (pet friendly shelter), 5803 NW 94 Avenue,Tamarac

Broward County Transit

Broward County Transit and Broward County Paratransit will resume regular service on Monday, August 27.

Port Everglades

Port Everglades closed at 11 p.m.Saturday, August 25, landside and waterside, and will remain closed until further notice. Cruise passengers should contact their cruise lines for updates.

Circuit Court

The 17th Circuit Court will be closed on Monday, August 27. There will be no jury duty. Jurors should call 954-831-7051 for instructions.

Clerk of the Court

The Clerk of the Court and the Court Administrator's Office will be closed on Monday, August 27.

Broward County Property Appraiser

The Broward County Property Appraiser's Office will be closed on Monday, August 27.

Broward County Supervisor of Elections Office

All office locations for the Broward County Supervisor of Elections will be closed Monday, August 27. Election worker training scheduled for Monday, August 27 is canceled. Residents scheduled for Monday's election worker training will be contacted by the Supervisor of Elections for rescheduling.

Report Price Gouging

Residents who may be experiencing price gouging can call the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Price Gouging Hotline at 1-800-435-7352 or the Florida Attorney General at 1-866-966-7226.

Broward County Hurricane Hotline

Citizens with storm related questions can call the Broward County Emergency Hotline at 311 in Broward or 954-831-4000 for additional information on Tropical Storm Isaac and preparedness information.

For More Information

For more information, visit www.fortlauderdale.gov/hurricane or call 954-828-8888.

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