"Health & Hurricane"
Hollywood residents and business owners who have questions about government services before, during and after the storm can go to the Hurricane information section of the City's website, www.hollywoodfl.org/hurricane.
Hurricane season continues through November 30th. The devastation from Hurricane Harvey shows in Texas is a powerful reminder of how dangerous these storms can be and the need to be prepared. Currently, the National Hurricane Center is monitoring Hurricane Irma, a Category 3 storm, which is strengthening in the eastern Atlantic. While there remains uncertainty about its track, some models show it could impact the Carribean early next week and the U.S. by the latter part of next week. As the City of Hollywood Emergency Management Division monitors information about Hurricane Irma, residents are encouraged to review their hurricane plans and supplies. The City has a hurricane guide online to assist residents in taking the appropriate actions before, during and after any storm.
Broward County Mosquito Control to Conduct Truck Spraying for Mosquito Larvae
The recent heavy rains in Broward are prompting the need for the Mosquito Control Section to spray some areas of the County to reduce the mosquito larvae population. The mosquito being targeted is the Aedes Aegypti, the mosquito known to carry and transmit the Zika virus.
Residents and business owners can help by removing any standing water to prevent mosquito breeding, bites and diseases. The Mosquito Control Section will perform preventive truck larviciding between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., weather permitting, between September 5 and September 15, 2017 in some areas of Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderhill, Margate, North Lauderdale, Oakland Park, Pompano Beach, Tamarac, and Wilton Manors. Specific spray schedule information can be found by visiting: http://www.broward.org/Streets/Mosquito/Pages/LarvicidingSchedule.aspx
The spraying of larvicide using trucks is a proactive measure. There are still no active transmissions of the Zika virus in Broward County. The mosquito larvicide to be used is VectoBac WDG. The active ingredient is Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti, strain AM6552), a naturally occurring, biodegradable bacterial mosquito larvicide which is not harmful to humans, pets, bees, aquatic habitats or environmentally sensitive areas. It is certified by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) and is registered for use by the US Environmental Protection Agency. In addition, VectoBac WDG has been reviewed by the World Health Organization and is listed as a recommended formulation for control of mosquito larvae. People living in the area who have registered with the State to be alerted prior to spraying will be notified.
Broward County Mosquito Control Section also treats areas of the County based on requests received from residents. To request service call 954.765.4062.
Hurricane Season Preparedness
Be Prepared for Hurricane Season
A hurricane can cause major headaches for you and your family - power outages, long lines at gasoline stations and supermarkets, limited medical supplies, not being able to stay informed, etc. The best way to minimize these and many other problems is to be prepared. Don't wait until a hurricane threatens our region to think about what you need to safeguard you and your family. Sit down with your family and make a plan to determine essentials such as how much water your family needs, where you will go if you need to evacuate before a storm hits and how you will stay in contact with loved ones.
Some important points to consider when preparing your hurricane plan and gathering supplies:
Broward County Emergency Management Hurricane Hotline
Have a question about government services before, during and after a hurricane? Call the Broward County Emergency Management Hurricane Hotline at 954.831.4000 or by dialing 311.
Florida Power & Light (FPL) Storm Readiness Information
Power outages are common during a hurricane. FPL offers a comprehensive storm plan that focuses on readiness, restoration and recovery to respond safely and quickly to electrical infrastructure damaged by a tropical storm or hurricane. Visit www.fpl.com/storm to learn more about FPL's storm readiness and what you can do to be prepared.
Important Phone Numbers
Emergency - 911
Hollywood Police Department non-emergency - 954.967.4357
Hollywood Department of Public Utilities - 954.967.4455
Broward American Red Cross - 954.797.3800
Broward County Emergency Management Hurricane Hotline - 954.831.4000 or 3-1-1
Broward County Special Needs Registry - 954.357.6385 / TTY 954.357.5608
Humane Society of Broward County Pet Hotline - 954.989.3977
FEMA Hotline - 800.621.3362
State Attorney General's Office Price Gouging Hotline - 866.966.7226
Florida Division of Insurance Consumer Hotline - 800.342.2762
AT&T / Bellsouth, Repairs - 877.737.2478
Florida Power & Light - 800.468.8243
Broward County Alerts
Residents in Broward County who participate in the program can receive eNews from Broward County regarding Broward County Emergency Updates. To register for Broward County Alerts, please visit:
Or contact the Broward County 3-1-1 Call Center
American Red Cross General Population Shelters provide a basic level of care and are open to all. Registration is not required. However, preregistration is encouraged for the Special Medical Needs Shelter. Call Broward County Human Services Department at 954-357-6385 (TTY 954-357-5608). If you preregister, you are not obligated to go to the shelter in an emergency.
Vulnerable Population Registry
Residents who are disabled, frail or have health issues should register in advance with the Vulnerable Population Registry. The Registry is not a guarantee of services, but enables emergency workers to better respond in a recovery effort. Visit broward.org/registry, or call 3-1-1 or 954-831-4000.
Pet-Friendly Shelter Registration
The Humane Society of Broward County and the American Red Cross operate this shelter for those with pets in evacuation zones. Call 954-989-3977, and press 6, or visit humanebroward.com.
Preregistration is required.
Broward County Hurricane Updates (Social Media)
Get the latest public safety information before, during and after a storm or other emergency: follow us on Twitter @ReadyBroward, "like us" on Facebook.com/BrowardEMD or subscribe to Broward Emergency Email Updates at broward.org/hurricane.
Stay informed about what's happening in the City of Hollywood by registering for the CodeRED and NotifyMe alert systems!
CodeRED is a state-of-the-art messaging system that can be used to alert residents about weather emergencies, evacuation orders, serious police emergencies, gas leaks, boil water orders, and other situations that require immediate protective actions. Hundreds of local governments across the United States rely on the CodeRED system to keep their residents and business owners informed.
NotifyMe sends an email or text message to subscribers to keep them informed about everything from special events to important meetings and emergencies in the City of Hollywood. Both NotifyMe and CodeRED are free to subscribers, though standard text message rates may apply.
You can register for CodeRED by visiting the hurricane preparedness section under Hot Items on the City home page or by visiting www.hollywoodfl.org/codered or https://public.coderedweb.com/cne/en-US/FA01FBCAEECA.
You can register for NotifyMe by click on the NotifyMe button on the lower left section of the City home page. The City of Hollywood also encourages residents to become involved in their respective civic association. Civic associations are a great way to learn about any issues that affect Hollywood residents.
Simply click on the CodeRED logo (above) and follow the instructions on the CodeRED registration page to register your phone number, e-mail address or text pager number to receive CodeRED alerts.
The Yellow Dot program is designed to assist Broward County residents and first responders in the event of an automobile crash or other medical emergency involving the participant’s vehicle. The program can help save lives during the critical moments after an accident by improving communication at a time when accident victims may be unable to communicate for themselves.
A Yellow Dot decal displayed on your car's rear windshield or in a clearly visible location on your motorcycle alerts emergency responders to look for the Yellow Dot pamphlet in your car’s glove compartment or a compartment attached to your motorcycle. The information you provide on the pamphlet may help emergency responders decide how to treat you if you are unable to communicate effectively following an accident. Enrollment in the program is completely voluntary, quick and easy!
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