DATE: October 25, 2012
MEDIA CONTACT: Margaret Stapleton, Director
Office of Public Communications
Portions of Broward County including areas east of I-95 remain under a tropical storm warning this morning due to Hurricane Sandy. A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the warning area. Based on the National Weather Service’s current forecast, Broward County may experience tropical storm force winds on Friday.
Broward Emergency Management continues to monitor the situation. No protective measures are being taken at this time; however residents are encouraged to use good judgment in preparing their homes and businesses for potential impacts of tropical storm force winds. Potential impacts include broken/downed trees and branches, downed power lines resulting in some power outages, and dangerous driving conditions on bridges and overpasses, particularly for high-profile vehicles, during periods of high wind.
At this time, residents should:
Assess homes and businesses for areas vulnerable to high winds. Secure large and loose objects such as recycling and garbage bins to prevent them from being scattered during high winds.
If you have travel plans, check with your airline or cruise line for up to date information.
Stay tuned to television and radio for up-to-the-minute information and public safety advisories.
Call the Broward County Call Center at 311 or 954-831-4000, or visit broward.org/hurricane for more information on how to prepare for a storm.
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