Saturday, September 9, 2017



SEPTEMBER 9, 2017  

(September 9, 2017 - 10:00AM

Hurricane Irma has begun to impact our State.  Direct landfall is now expected to be in SW Florida however significant impacts will be experienced in Broward.
  • Tropical Storm Force winds (39 - 73 mph) are expected to begin today at 2PM through Monday morning.  
  • Hurricane force winds (74 mph or higher) are expected early Sunday morning through Sunday night across most of southern Florida. Impact in Broward is anticipated as High.
  • Tornadoes are possible in advance of the arrival of Tropical Storm force winds.
  • Storm impacts to the South Florida region include destructive winds, extensive property damage, isolated tornadoes, and flooding due to rain and life-threatening storm surge.  
  • The rainfall threat to the region has been increased to up to 20".  Weston has and continues to lower its lake levels. A Flood Watch is in effect in Broward County.
  • Power outages are already being experienced in Miami-Dade and Broward.  Downed trees are a major source of power outages.
It is important to remain indoors throughout the duration of the storm and monitor local media for storm updates.  DO NOT LET YOUR GUARD DOWN!
Hurricane Irma has the potential for devastating winds and life threatening coastal storm surge. Current maximum sustained winds are 155 mph, with higher wind gusts and the potential for tornadoes.  As of the 8:30 AM advisory today, Hurricane force winds extend 60 miles from the center (or eye) of the storm, and Tropical Storm force winds extend outward to 185 miles from the center; however, the storm may grow larger prior to landfall anticipated for SW Florida.  
City of Weston Information

City Facility Hours of Operation:
Offices will be closed on Monday, September 11th.  

The Weston Emergency Operations Center (EOC) opened at 8AM on Friday, September 8 and all calls have been transferred to the EOC. 

The Weston Community Center and Weston Tennis Center are closed until further notice.

All City Parks are closed until further notice.

Status of City Services:

Garbage:There will be no collection on Saturday. 

Emergency Services - Police and Fire throughout Broward: Cannot respond once sustained winds reach 40 miles per hour. 
Stormwater Management/Preparation:  The City's lakes continue to discharge into the South Florida Water Management District canals (the C-11 canal and the New River canal).  This is where all of Weston's waters are discharged into.  The following is an active link that shows Weston's current lake levels at monitoring points throughout the City:  City of Weston Current Lake Levels .

This video explains how lake levels are lowered in Weston as part of our Stormwater management system.
Broward County Public Schools
All Broward County Public Schools are closed through Mon., Sept. 11th. 

U.S. Mail has been suspended 

Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport is closed.

Information from Broward County:

SHELTERS: Shelters in Weston were full as of Saturday morning but openings may come available.  You must bring all supplies, including food and bedding, air mattress or sleeping bag or cot. 
Weston Shelters: Falcon Cove Middle School is, 4251 Bonaventure Blvd., is at capacity.  The Everglades Elementary, 2900 Bonaventure Boulevard, is at capacity. 
Visit for countywide cancellations and closures, or call the Broward County Hurricane Hotline at 3-1-1 or 954-831-4000. 
DAMAGE: Review the Broward County Home Damage Assessment tool at before the storm's arrival and report any damage to your property following the storm.  

UPDATES: Stay tuned to local media for ongoing updates from Broward County.
Recommended Storm Preparation
Residents should stay tuned to local media for storm information.  
  • Tap water is FREE and safe to drink.  Fill the bathtub, pots, pitchers, containers with tap water to ensure an additional supply water during and after the storm.
Power Outages - FPL will be aware of outages, however you can call 1-800-4-OUTAGE to report downed power lines.  Power outages may be for an extended period of time.  Record your FPL account number in a safe location.  Call 9-1-1 for any dangerous downed power lines. 
  • Set Freezer and Refrigerator to a lower setting.
  • Freeze some bottles or zip lock bags of water to use to keep food cold.
  • Wash and dry all of your laundry.
  • Fill pots, containers and bathtubs with tap water.  You can use for plants or pets later if not needed.
  • Replace batteries in flashlights to ensure they are ready to go.
  • Make sure all electronics are fully charged, including backup chargers.  Limit how often you use them.  Also, turn on Power Saving feature to conserve battery after power is out. 


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