FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUGUST 1, 2020
HURRICANE ISAIAS UPDATE #4:
DAVIE REMAINS UNDER TROPICAL STORM WARNING; FINALIZE PREPARATIONS FOR HURRICANE ISAIAS
DAVIE, Fla. – Hurricane Isaias is continuing to move near the Southeast Florida coastline. A Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for inland Broward County including the Town of Davie. Rain and tropical force winds are anticipated late this afternoon and overnight.
Residents are urged to finalize their hurricane preparations:
- Review your family disaster plan.
- Secure outdoor furniture and loose items.
- Have at least one gallon of water per person, per day for three to five days, preferably two weeks. Extra water is needed for food preparation and personal hygiene.
- Enough food for three to five days, including non-perishable packaged or canned food, canned or shelf milk, cereal, etc., ice and snack foods.
- Three-to five-day supply of special items for babies such as formula, food, wipes, diapers; special foods for the elderly; toiletries, and extra toilet paper.
- Flashlight with extra batteries.
- First-aid kit and wet wipes.
- Battery-powered radio with extra batteries
- A two-week supply of any medication needed.
- Pet food, cat litter, and other pet care items.
- Any special personal protective equipment or items you may need.
- Review the Town’s hurricane preparedness guide for more information.
Solid Waste Services
- Residents should refrain from cutting trees or doing additional landscaping projects until after this storm passes.
- Solid/commingled and recyclable materials should be properly secured in a safe, sheltered location.
- With the impending storm, please do not place your bulk waste curbside (green schedule) for next week until the storm has passed. The Town’s Code Compliance inspectors will issue citations to homeowners who place bulk items both curbside and on the swale before the designated bulk week.
- At this time, there are no changes to the bulk trash services scheduled for August 3 - 8, 2020.
- Trash and recycling services scheduled for Saturday, August 1, 2020, will continue as planned.
- The Town will post any solid waste postponement on the Town’s website at www.davie-fl.gov, social media accounts: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter (@TownofDavie), and Nextdoor, once the updates become available.
- Residents are strongly encouraged not to go outside or wade in standing water, which can contain contaminants such as sewage and chemicals and could cause infection.
- Following a heavy storm, sharp debris could be hidden in the water and cause injury.
- If downed power lines are hidden under standing water, there is the risk of electrocution.
Parks and Facilities
Please take note of the changes to the Town’s Parks, Fitness, and Aquatic facilities:
- Town parks are closed through Saturday, August 1, 2020. Depending on the conditions of the parks and amenities, operations may resume on Sunday, August 2, 2020, at 12 p.m.
- Pine Island Fitness and Aquatic are closed through Monday, August 3, 2020, at 1 p.m.
- Pine Island Multipurpose Center remains closed due to restroom renovations.
South Florida Water Management District:
The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is closely monitoring Hurricane Isaias and preparing the water management system for potential rainfall. Based on current forecasts, they are proactively lowering canals to pre-storm levels to allow the flood control system to operate at full capacity if needed.
Florida Power & Light (FPL)
To report downed powerlines and outages, please call 1-800-4OUTAGE (1-800-468-8243).
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Leona Henry, Intergovernmental Affairs Manager
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