An Update from the Mayor and Commission:
Friday, August 30, 2019
The City continues to monitor the path of Hurricane Dorian, which is expected to become a major hurricane that could impact Florida over Labor Day weekend. While no storm watches or warnings have been issued and Dorian’s exact path is still uncertain, the current forecast indicates an increasing likelihood that Tamarac could experience strong winds, heavy rains and local flooding even if we don’t receive a direct impact.
We urge residents and businesses to closely monitor this storm, and to complete their hurricane preparations as soon as possible. For the latest updates on Hurricane Dorian, visit the National Hurricane Center website at www.nhc.noaa.gov. For more hurricane preparation tips, visit www.broward.org/hurricane or www.ready.gov.
The City continues storm preparations. Canals have been lowered, and City staff is clearing storm drains for stormwater management. In addition, we have reached out to Tamarac residents on the vulnerable population registry; people can call (954) 831-4000 to be added to this list. We have also worked with contractors to ensure all construction site materials are secured.
Here are important things to know:
- City offices will close at 5 pm on Friday, August 30 and be closed for the Labor Day holiday.
- Caporella Aquatic Center will remain open Friday, August 30 and be closed as of Saturday, August 31.
- The Tamarac Recreation Center, Tamarac Community Center and Caporella Fitness Center will close at 1 pm on Saturday, August 31
- Garbage Collection: Waste Management will operate business as usual for residential and commercial collections through Saturday. While there is no residential collection on Sunday, they will run commercial collections until conditions dictate they must stop. It is anticipated there will be no collections on Monday or Tuesday. Please note: we anticipate clear bags will be required for vegetative debris post-storm.