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Hurricane Dorian FAQ page

Last update:  9/3/19 11:30am When will Waste Management pick up trash for residents? Is trash pickup still on schedule? Plantation Residents requested clarification from the last Facebook post on garbage/recycling and bulk pickup. We just received detailed information from Waste … Continue reading

Hurricane Watch

Hurricanes are severe tropical storms with heavy rains and intense winds which blow in a circle around the center, better known as the eye.  If the eye passes directly overhead, there will be a lull in the wind lasting from a … Continue reading

Hurricane Categories

The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale is a 1-5 rating based on the hurricane’s present intensity. This is used to give an estimate of the potential property damage and flooding expected along the coast from a hurricane landfall. Wind speed is the … Continue reading

Horse Preparation For Hurricanes

The following information is provided by the Large Animal Disaster Committee Start now to pick up and clean up your property.  Try to involve and help your neighbors do the same.  Loose items and debris can become lethal missiles in … Continue reading

What To Do After A Hurricane

After a hurricane, there are certain safety standards that should be observed. Stay where you are if you are in a safe location until local authorities say it is safe to leave. If you evacuated the community, do not return … Continue reading

What To Do During A Hurricane Threat

If a hurricane is threatening, there are a number of safety tips that should be followed. Listen for information and instructions. Obtain information specific to Plantation by calling the Plantation Resident & Business Emergency Hotline (954-585-2363). County- and state-specific information … Continue reading

What To Do Before A Hurricane

There are numerous procedures that can be done prior to a hurricane to lesson the possibilities of physical injury and property damage. Know the terms used by weather forecasters. Hurricane Watch- A hurricane is possible within 36 hours. Stay tuned for … Continue reading


Hurricanes are a fact of life in South Florida. Each year, particularly during “hurricane season” (June 1 through November 30) residents, businesses and visitors need to be aware of potential severe weather emergencies, and have a plan of action, should … Continue reading

Creating your Emergency Plan

Now is the time to make preparations so that you can protect yourself, your home and your business in the event that a tropical system threatens your area. Residents and visitors should stay informed of the latest information during an … Continue reading

Recovery Resources

In addition to this page, information regarding City-specific updates can be found at the following locations: The employee hotline (954-585-2367) Twitter ( Facebook ( Nextdoor ( Home Cleanup Hotline – 800-451-1954 Residents who are still in need of assistance in … Continue reading

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