City of Fort Lauderdale Tropical Storm Isaac Update at 5:30 pm Saturday, August 25

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

Broward County Public Schools

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

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.

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 are expected to resume on Tuesday, August 28.

Marinas

Anyone with a boat docked at a City of Fort Lauderdale Municipal Marina is reminded to secure their vessel if they have not done so already.

Beach Access

Due to expected tropical storm force winds, swimming at the City of Fort Lauderdale beaches will be prohibited beginning Sunday, August 26 at 11:00 am. Ocean Rescue Lifeguards will clear the beach prior to 11:00 am. Swimming will be prohibited and the beach will be unguarded until winds subside.

Mobile Homes

Broward County recommends the evacuation of mobile homes.

Shelters

Broward County has opened a voluntary evacuation shelter at Arthur Ashe Middle School, located at 1701 NW 23 Avenue. This shelter is being made available for residents living in low-lying areas that are prone to flooding who would like to voluntarily evacuate.

Broward County encourages unsheltered homeless persons to seek shelter. Buses have been picking up homeless persons at designated locations and will continue to do so throughout the day today until sundown. Pick ups will resume again Sunday morning.

Homeless Shelter Pick-up Points

  • Broward Outreach Center, 2056 Scott Street,Hollywood
  • Pompano Beach City Hall, Atlantic Boulevard and First Avenue, Pompano Beach
  • Salvation Army Lodge, 1445 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale

Homeless Shelter Locations

  • Broward Outreach Center, 2056 Scott Street, Hollywood
  • Salvation Army Lodge, 1445 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
  • Central Homeless Assistance Center, 920 NW 7th Ave., Fort Lauderdale
  • North Homeless Assistance Center, 1700 Blount Road, Pompano Beach

Fort LauderdaleExecutiveAirport

Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, located at 6000 NW 21 Avenue, will close if sustained winds reach 50 mph.

City of Fort Lauderdale Employees

City of Fort Lauderdale employees should monitor the Employee Information Line at (954) 828-5900 for return to work information and updates about City operations.

City of Fort Lauderdale Public Works employees should call 954-828-7999.

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.

BrowardCounty 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, please visit www.fortlauderdale.gov.

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