FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
WPB Monitors Tropical Depression # 9 in Southeast Caribbean
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (September 23, 2022) – The City of West Palm Beach continues to monitor Tropical Depression Nine in the Southeast Caribbean. Throughout the year, West Palm Beach prepares for the hurricane season with storm mitigation and recovery exercises to protect critical infrastructure. Tropical Depression Nine is producing heavy rainfall and flash flooding in Curacao, Aruba, and Bonaire, and is expected to approach western Cuba and enter the southeastern Gulf of Mexico this weekend, with storm conditions possible over South Florida early next week. No warnings or watches have been issued by the National Weather Service (NWS). All residents should revisit their storm season preparations. Here are some resources to consider to be prepared.
City Operations Updates:
Currently, the Sanitation division is not scheduling any additional Special Pick-ups for Vegetation or Bulk items. All other Sanitation services are currently on their normal schedules.
Hurricane Season Safety Tips
- Know Your Risk: Find out how rain, wind, and water can impact where you live. This can help you start preparing now.
- Prepare for Strong Winds: Strong winds can bring down trees and power lines and can turn unsecured objects into dangerous projectiles. Secure loose items such as outside lawn furniture and toys to minimize flying debris.
- Flash floods: Never drive through flooded roadways as roads may be washed out under flood waters. Six inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars and cause loss of control or stalling. Just one or two feet of water can carry away a vehicle. Avoid walking through flooded areas.
- Gather Supplies: Have enough food, water, and other supplies for every member of your family to last at least 72 hours. Consider what unique needs your family might have, such as supplies for pets or seniors and prescription medications.
- Make an Emergency Plan: Make sure everyone in your household knows and understands your hurricane plan.
- Power outages: Do not use generators indoors. Do not touch downed electrical wires or power lines. Charge cell phone batteries and ensure flashlights and battery-operated radios and televisions are working.
Know where to go for trusted sources of information during a tropical storm or hurricane event. Before and during an emergency, the city will send alerts and updates through various channels:
- Visit: wpb.org (click on “news” on the home page)
- eNotify: To sign up for eNotify, visit: https://www.wpb.org/things-to-do/sign-up-for-enotifications-from-the-city-of-wpb
- Insider Newsletter: To subscribe, https://www.wpb.org/government/communications/insider-newsletters
- Call the Mayor’s Special Response Hotline: (561) 822-2222.
- Social Media:
- Facebook: @cityofwpb
- Twitter: @westpalmbch
- Instagram: @westpalmbch
To contact the City of West Palm Beach, please dial (561) 822-1200 (TTY 800 955-8771). For information about the City of West Palm Beach, please visit: https://www.wpb.org/home
Originally published at https://www.wpb.org/Home/Components/News/News/2965/772?npage=6