After Hurricane Irma: What Happens Next in Coral Springs

By: Sharon Aron Baron

Hurricane Irma veered to the west sparing residents of major catastrophic damage, but after two days of pounding winds, they’re ready for their lives to get back to normal.

At this time, many residents in Coral Springs are still without power.  Vice Mayor Dan Daley said that he has been in contact with FPL and they are working around the clock to get everything back up and running.

“Keep in mind they have 3.3 million customers without power and the number increases as the storm continues north of us.”

Cypress Lakes in Coral Springs. Photo by Sonia Liedtke.

According to the city, the roads and public-right-of-ways are being cleared and services from City Hall and The Walk will resume on Wednesday at 8 am. Broward County Public Schools will be closed on both Tuesday and Wednesday and will remain closed until further notice.

The water is safe to drink and there are no boil water alerts in the city. Waste Pro will begin solid waste trash collection service on Tuesday, making every attempt to complete those routes. Incomplete routes will be finished the next day. Bulk or recycling will not be picked up until further notice. No construction debris will be picked up at this time. The Waste Transfer Station will be open this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. 

Any vegetation should be placed at the curb for pickup. The city asks that you do not bag any vegetation. Also, do not mix vegetation with any other trash or block any sidewalks, mailboxes, fire hydrants, or trash bins. For the remainder of this week, crews will be clearing roadways. Please be aware that the city will only do vegetation removal in private communities with FEMA approval.

If traffic signal lights are not operating, treat the intersection as a four-way stop. Please keep in mind that flashing red means stop, while flashing yellow means proceed with caution.

At this time, the curfew still stands at 8 p.m. through 6 a.m.

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About Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Coral Springs Talk. CST was created in 2012 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Coral Springs, Parkland and the rest of South Florida.

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  • yongo

    Wow rest assured, after trying to give a public park away followed by a giant tax increase Dan Daley manages to get his name in a column at this site for doing what Thousands of people already did he contacted FPL. That the power is out and when can we expect it to come back on . I guess he has accomplished enough to keep his name out there remember he called FPL.

    • Kip

      Stop moaning

      • yongo

        Sad that you don’t understand the meaning of moaning. Its ok learning takes time if you are willing to get educated.

  • Humberto Florez
  • aride4ever

    Has anyone seen vegetation/building material removal yet ?

  • BOLO

    Here’s what I don’t get. We’re three weeks out after the storm. Have yet to see any debris picked up in my neighborhood (Ramblewood South) yet some of the private areas (Eagle Trace) have already been done. How do you explain that?

    • yongo

      You should be asking that question to the new city manager and his two high salaried deputy mangers. Don’t ask Vignola or Daley they will just lie to you and if you ask the remaining commissioners their reply will probably be what storm what clean up. Just keep quiet and pay those new higher taxes and fees. City employee salaries will be increased again to cover the increases in taxes and fees. Additional millions are rolling in to be spent and new borrowing is just around the corner. The caption on the city’s new flag reads we spend we borrow and we increase taxes. Its all under the sun.