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Commissioner's Monthly Message
September 2019

Dear Residents,

It is an honor and privilege to be your voice and to represent you, the citizens of our coastal and inland communities from Deerfield Beach to Fort Lauderdale. As your County Commissioner, I look forward to continuing to improve our resident’s quality of life by focusing on several key issues in our community. Here are some recent headlines from around the County. 

Hurricane Preparedness

Evacuation Map

September is National Hurricane Preparedness Month and the peak of the hurricane season! As we witnessed earlier this month, we are not in the clear just yet. Hurricane Dorian’s trajectory thru the Atlantic Ocean was a close call for Broward County and a terrifying reminder of how important it is to be prepared. Broward County closely monitored the developments, keeping residents appraised every step of the way and offering shelter options for the most vulnerable population. The County is also engaging in the efforts to provide donations to those affected in the Bahamas. 

Hurricane season runs thru November 30th and it is imperative to make sure your emergency plans are up to date and appropriate for your family’s needs. After hurricane Dorian, please examine your plan by thinking of what worked or didn’t work and/ or how you can improve your plan. Residents living in District 4 must take extra precautions during these weather events due to our proximity to the beach and intracoastal waterways. Please make sure you are aware of the County’s evacuation zones.

  • PLAN A Evacuation - Areas east of Intercoastal Waterway Typically a Category 1-2 hurricane 
  • PLAN B Evacuation - Areas east of U.S. 1 (Federal Highway) Typically a Category 3 or higher hurricane 

Persons located in low lying areas or beside tidal bodies of water should seek shelter elsewhere if conditions warrant. ALL mobile home residents must evacuate in PLAN A and PLAN B and may be ordered to evacuate if tropical storm conditions warrant.

Please visit Broward.org/Hurricane for all the information you need to prepare for a possible threat. You'll find, evacuation information, vulnerable population registration information, a hurricane shopping guide, ten-step checklist and more. And be sure to subscribe to AlertBroward, Broward County's Official Emergency Notification System. Residents can also call 311 for any informational needs before, during and after a hurricane. 


King Tides


During the Fall, South Florida experiences unusually, high seasonal tides called “king tides”. This year, king tides are expected to occur September 26 – October 3, October 25 – 31, November 24 – 28, 2019. The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has predicted that high tides could be within 3 inches of the street flooding threshold for the lowest lying areas in our community. Residents are encouraged to be vigilant during “King Tides.” Please take the time to review important safety tips, evaluate your property's readiness, and review your flood insurance policy.

Residents interested in helping document tidal flooding in our community are encouraged to visit http://www.Broward.org/waterresources/Pages/KingTides.aspx for more information. 

Evacuation Map

Real Time Crime Center

Recently, Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) revealed the new Real Time Crime Center (RTCC) which now allows for real-time monitoring and analysis of important investigative information during a critical incident. As the school year began, it was imperative that this collaboration between Broward County, BSO and the School Board occurred in order to have added security in our schools and throughout the community. This collaboration now provides BSO direct access to video surveillance systems, monitoring nearly 10,000 cameras in more than 260 public school and administrative buildings. I am glad to see these types of collaboration between agency as we continue to make improvements that will assist in keeping our community safe. 


Fort Lauderdale International Airport Update

If you have been traveling this summer thru our airport you have noticed that there are many improvements underway. With all these improvements underway FLL has launched a “FLL Safety First” campaign, to enhance safety as FLL continues to grow. FLL has also recently installed a new welcome sign on the east side of the Cypress Garage. 

FLL Airport

Fisher Speaking
I also had the honor of welcoming members of the Florida Airports Council (FAC) to their 50th Anniversary Conference and Exposition in August at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa. The event hosted nearly 800 delegates from the aviation industry from all around the state of Florida. Overall, the FAC conference generated approximately $1.26 million in economic impact in Broward County.

For more information about new flights, stores, restaurants or to learn more about the improvements happening at FLL please visit FLL.net. 


NEW: My Broward App 

Broward County recently launched a new mobile app called MyBroward to provide residents and business a more convenient way to report and track service request made to the County. MyBroward is a free app offered on both Andriod and iOS devices. Using the MyBroward app or accessing the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system through MyBroward.Broward.org makes it easier for residents to report issues like potholes, malfunctioning traffic lights and smoking vehicles or request services like mosquito spraying. 

Once again, I’d like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve as your County Commissioner. Please sign up at Broward.org/Commission/District4 to receive email updates from our office. You can also follow me on Twitter and like my Facebook page. If there is anything that we can do to assist you with your vision for a better Broward, please do not hesitate to contact our office at 954-357-7004 or by email at LFisher@broward.org.

Best regards,

Lamar P. Fisher

County Commissioner
District 4