By: Sharon Aron Baron
The City of Coral Springs has implemented a partial activation of the Emergency Operations Center — and expect full activation Sunday at 7:00 a.m.
The City’s Hurricane Call center is now operational, the number is (954) 344-1001. All storm-related questions should be directed to the call center. Reserve the use of 911 and the non-emergency number for police and fire-related calls.
Residents should have their storm plans in place and start preparing their homes for potential storm impact today and tomorrow. Secure items which could potentially become a flying projectile. For a list of supplies, visit their website at coralsprings.org/hurricane.
The South Florida Water District has started to lower canals. They ask residents to clear storm drains to reduce the chance for roadway flooding. A list of phone numbers to the city’s four water districts are located on our website: www.coralsprings.org.
There is no bulk waste pick up prior to the storm. The waste transfer station will be open Saturday and is closed Sunday. Regular trash collection for residents will continue Friday and Saturday.
City Hall remains open until 3:00 p.m. today, City Hall in the Mall will remain open Saturday from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. City Hall is closed Monday for the Labor Day holiday, however, emergency operations will continue. Parks and park facilities will remain open through Saturday and will close Sunday until further notice.
The parking garage at City Hall is reserved for City vehicles only so staff can respond immediately after the storm.
Their business hotline (954) 344-5772 is now operational. Businesses which provide vital pre-storm supplies are encouraged to call and provide information about available resources: gas, water, non-perishable food. Businesses that are closing or changing operational hours are asked to call the hotline.
County shelters have not been opened as of press time. The City of Coral Springs has one county shelter: Coral Glades High School.
The city will provide information and updates regarding shelters once they become available.
- 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 and the rest of South Florida.