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Residents Asked to Shelter in Place

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (September 2, 2019, 2:00 p.m.)— The City of West Palm Beach has received questions about the possibility of a curfew for our community. As of September 2, 2019, at 2:00 p.m., there is NO curfew for the City of West Palm Beach.

However, for your safety and that of City of West Palm Beach first responders, the public is asked to shelter in place. Please, stay off the road. Avoid sightseeing. Tropical storm-force or hurricane-force winds could result in downed powerlines and trees.

For questions or to report storm damage, please call the Mayor’s Response Hotline at (561) 822-2222 (TTY 800-955-8771).

For City hurricane preparedness information, please visit: http://www.wpb.org/storm. To call the West Palm Beach Police Department non-emergency line, dial (561) 822-1900. In the event of an emergency, dial 911. For TTY, please call 800-955-8771.

 

HURRICANE DORIAN – FLAGLER DRIVE UPDATE

Due to storm surge resulting from Hurricane Dorian and “King Tide”, be advised of standing water in the following locations:

  • 1500 Block of N. Flagler;
  • 8th Street and N. Flagler;
  • Banyan Blvd. & Flagler Drive;
  • S. Flagler from Southern Blvd. to Summa Rd.

Motorists should avoid driving in these areas. Conditions may deteriorate during high tide and rainfall that are forecast for tonight. Please note, that these locations are is in a “B” evacuation zone for which mandatory evacuations were announced yesterday, September 1, 2019.

To report storm damage or concerns, please call the Mayor’s Response Hotline at (561) 822-2222. For City hurricane preparedness information, please visit: http://www.wpb.org/storm. To call the West Palm Beach Police Department non-emergency line, dial (561) 822-1900. In the event of an emergency, dial 911. For TTY, please call 800-955-8771. 

 

List of City of West Palm Beach Closures

The City of West Palm Beach has several storm-related closures or curtailed services. Here is a list of closures as of Monday, September 2nd.

WASTE/SANITATION:

  • Solid Waste Facilities are closed on Monday, September 2 and Tuesday, September 3.
  • City of West Palm Beach Sanitation services, including debris and garbage pickup, are suspended until further notice.

CITY PARKING GARAGES

City of West Palm Beach Parking Garages are closed. Cars that were parked for shelter in a City garage cannot be retrieved until the garage is reopened. City of West Palm Beach Parking Administration will reopen the garage after we get the ‘all-clear’, and those who have parked in City garages will have 48-hours to remove their vehicles free of charge. After 48-hours, there will be an assessment of $10 per day for each day past the 48-hour free window.

TRANSPORTATION

Palm Beach International Airport will be closed to all carriers effective 2:00 a.m. and to all traffic effective 9:00 a.m. Monday, September 2, 2019. The airport expects to reopen on September 3, 2019 at 9 a.m.

Palm Tran will not operate fixed-route bus service on Mon., Sep. 2, 2019. Palm Tran Connection will conduct evacuation and shelter trips until conditions make it too unsafe to operate.

All Brightline stations (West Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale and Miami) will be closed until further notice.

CLOSURES:

  • No school, no courts, county offices closed on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
  • Mandel Library of West Palm Beach closed until further notice.
  • City of West Palm Beach Parks and Recreation Facilities- closed until further notice
  • City of West Palm Beach government offices – closed until further notice
  • All PBC parks and facilities including beaches and boat ramps are closed until further notice.
  • West Palm Beach Vickers House closed until further notice

 HOSPITALS/MEDICAL:

  • Because it’s within Evacuation Zone B, Good Samaritan Medical Center has closed until further notice.
  • The West Palm Beach VA Medical Center and outlying clinics will be closed on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. The Vet Centers in Jupiter and Greenacres will also be closed. The rural clinics in Clewiston and Moore Haven will be closed through the remainder of next week. VA staff will be contacting all those with appointments to reschedule.

 SCHOOLS/HOSPITALS:

  • No Palm Beach County Schools on Tuesday
  • Lynn University classes and activities are canceled for Tuesday, Sept. 3. Lynn University will provide further updates.
  • FAU Campuses remain closed through September 3. A decision on classes on September 4th will be made as storm information becomes available.

PRICE GOUGING

Price Gouging – a state of emergency is in effect. Please report any suspected instances of price gouging, scams or fraud. The price gouging hotline is 866-9no-scam (866-966-7226).

For hurricane preparedness information, please visit: http://www.wpb.org/storm. To contact City Hall, call (561) 822-1400. To call Mayor’s Special Response Hotline, dial (561) 822-2222. To call the West Palm Beach Police Department non-emergency line, dial (561) 822-1900. In the event of an emergency, dial 911. For TTY, please call 800-955-8771.

 

 
 
 

What Is Storm Surge?

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Storm Surge is fast and dangerous flooding caused by hurricane winds.

Jim from Mexico Beach, Florida, survived Hurricane Michael. Listen as Jim describes the storm and storm surge. Watch actual footage of the storm’s progression shot by Mark Sudduth.

 
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