By Sharon Aron Baron
Due to the potential impact of Hurricane Ian, the City of Tamarac followed the lead of Broward County and the State of Florida in issuing an official State of Emergency on Tuesday.
To summarize NOAA’s recent update, Hurricane Ian has had a slight directional shift toward the southeast and now includes a Tropical Storm watch for Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties. Tamarac remains outside the path of a direct impact.
Early Wednesday, September 28, 2022, through part of Thursday, September 29, 2022, tropical storm force gusts are expected over Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties. Major rainfall flooding is possible throughout South Florida through the morning hours of Thursday, September 29, as bands of heavy rain develop and move over the region. Several tornadoes are possible across South Florida through Wednesday, September 28, 2022. NOAA advises that the most likely time of arrival of winds is pre-dawn through the late hours of Wednesday, September 28, but such conditions could start as early as late this evening.
Continue to monitor future forecasts and briefing closely, as things can change quickly with slight movements in the storm track. Preparation is key. City of Tamarac residents and business owners should be aware of the following:
Hours of Operation
All public City of Tamarac facilities will be closed on Wednesday, September 28.
Regular City Commission Meeting
The City of Tamarac’s Regular Commission Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 28, at 9:30 a.m. is canceled. All items on the September 28 agenda will advance to the Regular City Commission Meeting agenda on Wednesday, October 12 at 7 p.m.
All City of Tamarac Board and Committee meetings scheduled through Friday, September 30, are canceled.
All City of Tamarac parks will close at 6 p.m., Tuesday, September 27.
All Tamarac parks will remain closed until Thursday, September 29.
Colony West Golf Club and the View At Colony West Restaurant will be closed on Wednesday, September 28.
The City of Tamarac’s Afterschool Program will end at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27, 2022. All other evening youth and adult programs and classes are canceled until further notice.
Broward County Public Schools
Broward County Public School District Offices will be closed Wednesday, September 28, and Thursday, September 29.
Session 4 of Tamarac University, scheduled for 6 p.m., Tuesday, September 27, at Tamarac City Hall, is canceled. The rescheduled date, time, and location are to be determined.
Waste Management has suspended Tamarac’s residential sanitation collection services scheduled for Wednesday, September 28. For real-time updates regarding your neighborhood’s residential sanitation collection services, please visit www.wmfloridastorm.com.
To report storm debris on public roads, please log on to www.Tamarac.org. Click “How Can We Help.” Locate and click the “Website/ Online Services” button to complete the online form. You may also call the City of Tamarac’s 24-Hour Emergency Line at 954-597-3750.
Thursday, September 29, City of Tamarac personnel will conduct a thorough sweep of the City to remove hazardous roadway debris. Please note that commercial and residential property owners are responsible for debris removal on private property.
Remember that objects such as trash or vegetative yard waste that are not properly secured can become dangerous flying projectiles during severe weather events. Please secure all loose objects on your property and avoid trimming trees at this time.
If you experience power outages at your home or business due to weather conditions, please report them to Florida Power & Light at www.FPL.com. Track area power outages at www.FPLmaps.com.
No sandbag distributions are scheduled to take place in the city of Tamarac.
City of Tamarac stormwater mitigation systems are fully operational and being monitored around the clock.
To report roadway flooding in Tamarac, please log on to www.Tamarac.org. Click “How Can We Help.” Locate and click the “Drainage” button to complete the online form. You may also call the City of Tamarac’s 24-Hour Emergency Line at 954-597-3750.
Safety Note: Remember to avoid walking or driving through standing water. Standing water could contain unseen hazards.
City of Tamarac shuttle services is canceled until further notice.
For Tropical Storm Ian updates, visit the National Hurricane Center.
For helpful storm prep tips, visit https://www.ready.gov/plan.
For City of Tamarac Hurricane preparedness tips to use throughout Hurricane Season,
Sign-up for Code Red Emergency Alerts to receive critical emergency updates via email, phone, or text. The online registration form is available at www.Tamarac.org by clicking the “Emergency Services” icon on the homepage.
Contact the Citizen Hotline for Hurricane Ian updates at 954-718-1800.
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- Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and Tamarac Talk, Coral Springs Talk, and Parkland Talk. Tamarac Talk was created in 2011 to provide News for the residents of Tamarac and is the #1 News Source for Residents.
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