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Responding to Tropical Storm Eta

Last Updated: 11/10/2020 at 11AM

  • A Flood Watch remains in effect until 7PM for inland Broward County.
  • Broward County Government has resumed normal business operations
  • The Emergency Operations Center remains at a Level 2 activation

Expected Impacts

  • Damage assessment teams are assessing local impacts from wind and rain
  • Do not walk or drive into flooded areas; do not allow children to play in flooded areas
  • Residents are encouraged to report level of damage and/or level of flood for their residence to the Home Damage Assessment Program


News Releases and News Conferences


Schools


Courts

  • All courthouses for the 17th Judicial Circuit for Broward County will be closed Monday, November 9, 2020. The Court will be operating on a weekend schedule via zoom for 1st Appearance and Juvenile Detention hearings commencing at 8AM.

County Agency Response

  • Broward County's Port Everglades – Petroleum terminal operators at Broward County’s Port Everglades have been approved to begin fuel deliveries. Ship traffic is still prohibited. For more information, visit porteverglades.net.

  • Broward County’s Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport and North Perry Airport – operations are continuing as normal, but passengers are encouraged to check with their airline for any potential flight cancellations. For more information, visit fll.net.
  • Broward County Transit and Paratransit – BCT fixed route and Paratransit services resumed as scheduled at noon on Monday, November 9. Express Bus service will resume Tuesday morning, November 10. For more information, visit Broward.org/BCT. In addition, several Broward County municipalities have suspended Community Shuttle service.
  • Broward County Emergency HotlineThe Broward County Emergency Hotline will close at 10PM on Monday, November 9.
  • Broward County Highway and Bridge Maintenance Division - Staff is actively working flooded areas and checking bridges and other county infrastructure. Street sweepers have been deployed.
  • Waste and Recycling -  Solid waste and recycling collections in the Broward Municipal Services District will be suspended on Monday, November 9. The reopening of the Broward County Residential Drop-Off Centers (North, in Pompano Beach; Central, in Davie; and South, in West Park) for the disposal of bulk trash and yard waste, which was originally scheduled to begin Saturday, November 7, 2020, has been delayed until further notice.  
  • BMSD - Garbage and recycling collection services will resume as normally scheduled effective Tuesday, November 10 for Broward County serving the neighborhoods of Broadview Park, Boulevard Gardens, Franklin Park, Roosevelt Gardens and Washington Park. For neighborhoods affected by suspended services, solid waste collections will resume on the next regularly scheduled pick-up day. Visit broward.org/waste for more information.

Parks

The following parks will remain CLOSED to the public until further notice due to flooding:

  • Central Broward Park & Broward County Stadium
  • Easterlin Park (except to current campers)
  • Markham Park & Target Range (except for current campers;  testing site will REOPEN)
  • Tree Tops Park
  • Everglades Holiday Park

The following natural area sites will OPEN on Wednesday, November 11, to allow for cleanup of trails and boardwalks:

  • Crystal Lake Sand Pine Scrub
  • Helene Klein Pineland Preserve
  • Highlands Scrub Natural Area
  • Hillsboro Pineland Natural Area
  • Military Trail Natural Area
  • Saw Palmetto Natural Area
  • Tall Cypress Natural Area
  • West Creek Pineland Natural Area
  • Woodmont Natural Area

The following parks will be partially CLOSED to the public on Tuesday, November 10:

  • Plantation Heritage Park, north end of the park will be CLOSED
  • Sunview Park, south end of the park will be CLOSED

All other parks will operate as currently scheduled.

COVID-19 Test Collection Sites

  • Central Broward Park & Broward County Stadium will remain closed until further notice because of flooding along the route.
  • Brian Piccolo Sports Park & Velodrome, Markham Park and Target Range and Vista View Park will OPEN on Wednesday, November 11 
  • Tradewinds Park & Stables will OPEN on Thursday, November 12
  • More information can be found on Broward.org/Coronavirus