Hurricane Matthew Update from Deerfield Beach

Posted on 05 October 2016 by JLusk


All areas of Broward County are under a Hurricane Warning due to Hurricane Matthew. Tropical Storm force winds are expected in Broward County Thursday morning with strongest winds by Thursday afternoon into Friday mid-day. There is also a possibility of tornado activity.

There is a voluntary evacuation for residents in low-lying areas and mobile homes.  Nine County shelters will open at 9PM, tonight, Wednesday, October 5th.

Residents are strongly encouraged to take protective actions and begin to implement their family emergency plan in preparation for the arrival of Matthew. At this time, residents should:

  • Put up shutters. Bring in patio furniture and loose objects from around your home.
  • Make plans to evacuate if you choose to do so.
  • Do not trim trees and vegetation at this time. Secure large items and loose tree trimmings around your home or business

The Broward County Emergency Operations Center will go to a Level I (fully activated operation) at 7AM, Thursday. The Broward County Call Center, 311, is now open 24/7 as an Emergency Hotline to answer resident’s questions.

The latest closings and cancellations can be found on Travelers are advised to call their airlines and cruise lines for cancellations.

Residents Should Stay Informed by tuning in to television and radio for up-to-the-minute information and public safety advisories. Information about what you can do to prepare for Matthew can be found by visiting You can also follow:  @DFB_CITY on Twitter, City of Deerfield Beach on Facebook, Broward County on Twitter @ReadyBroward, subscribe to Broward County Emergency Updates via email and “Like” us on


 The City of Deerfield Beach Environmental Services Department will be giving out sand bags today from 8:00AM to 5:00PM, Thursday-8:00AM to 4:00PM or until supplies last at the following location:

Environmental Services
200 Goolsby Blvd.
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

 For more information call 954-480-4400/4401


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