Hurricane Info

Please be sure to read the Sun-Sentinel during a hurricane or emergency situation.
Daily updates will provide the most current information on our City.

PRE-HURRICANE INFORMATION

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TRIM TREES AND SHRUBBERY
Now is the time to trim trees and shrubbery, and remove coconuts. All vegetation is picked up in the City on a weekly basis. Having your property maintained before a storm will help to ensure that our Public Works Department will be able to assist all areas of the City during unexpected emergencies.

DISPOSE OF TRASH AND UNWANTED HOUSEHOLD ITEMS Now is the time to get rid of unwanted items. In previous years many residents waited until a hurricane was on its way before they emptied out their garages to make room for vehicles, and unfortunately had to bring their unwanted household items and trash back into their garages because there wasn’t enough time for trash collection.

SHELTERS OR EVACUATION PLAN
Now is the time to form a family hurricane action plan. Lighthouse Point is in a mandatory evacuation area with Category 3 and above storms. Determine what hurricane plan you and your family will follow should the need arise, how your home will be secured, and where you will stay. The best place to stay is in a home which is outside of the evacuation zone and that has hurricane shutters, food, and supplies.

HURRICANE INFORMATION

It is important to note that you must be self-sufficient for at least the first 72 hours after the storm.

Be sure to have a sufficient supply of food, water, and other necessary items. The City has been advised that we will NOT be a point of distribution for ice, food, or water, as we were during Hurricane Wilma. Do NOT expect garbage pickup for at least 7 days.

SHELTERS OR EVACUATION PLAN
Be sure to have a family hurricane action plan. Lighthouse Point is in a mandatory evacuation area with Category 3 and above storms. Determine what hurricane plan you and your family will follow should the need arise, how your home will be secured, and where you will stay. The best place to stay is in a home which is outside of the evacuation zone and that has hurricane shutters, food, and supplies.

As a storm is approaching DO NOT put out tree limbs, debris, bulk trash items, or clean out your garage to make room for vehicles. In previous years many residents waited until a hurricane was on its way before they emptied out their garages to make room for vehicles, and unfortunately had to bring their unwanted household items and trash back into their garages because there wasn’t enough time for trash collection.

Residents with special medical needs, and who have registered with the Broward County Vulnerable Population Registry will have a choice of two pick up locations in the City. They are City Hall, 2200 NE 38 Street and Dan Witt Park 4521 NE 22 Avenue. You MUST be registered with Broward County to be transported to a shelter.

IN THE CASE OF A POWER OUTAGE

To report or track an outage: Call 1-800-4-OUTAGE (1-800-468-8243) or visit www.FPL.com/outage.

For up-to-date news and information regarding FPL’s overall restoration progress, go to www.FPL.com/PowerTracker. You can also follow FPL on twitter @insideFLP or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fplconnect

POST-HURRICANE DEBRIS COLLECTION

Following these specific guidelines depicted below when hauling hurricane-related debris and household garbage to the curb will make for a speedier removal process.

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Helpful Links to Visit:

Broward County Hurricane Preparedness Guide

Hurricane Preparedness Guide for Elders

Generator-Ready Businesses

Special Medical Needs Shelter and Registration Information

Pet Preparedness

Humane Society of Broward County Hurricane Preparedness

Shelter Information

Designated American Red Cross General Population Shelters

Vulnerable Population Registry

A-Z Planning – Hurricane Preparedness

Frequently Asked Questions