By Sharon Aron Baron
The City of Coral Springs will declare a State of Emergency effective 12 p.m. today due to Tropical Storm Eta’s potential impacts.
Residents can expect storm gusts of up to 65 MPH, localized flooding, and downbursts.
The predicted earliest arrival time for Tropical Storm Eta is Sunday, November 8, 2020. Out of an abundance of caution, the following city services will be closed Sunday starting at 3 p.m. until further notice:
- All city parks
- Community Shuttle Bus
- The Tennis Center
- The Aquatic Complex
- The Coral Springs Museum of Art
They will have an update later today on Waste Pro Services impacting tomorrow’s garbage pick-up.
They remind residents to secure items, which could potentially become flying projectiles, and to clear storm drains to reduce the possibility of roadway flooding. This is not the time to leave bulk items out for pick up.
The city’s call center is operational today from 1 to 8 p.m. All storm-related questions should be directed to the call center (954-344-1001). Please reserve the use of 9-1-1 and the non-emergency number for police and fire-related calls.
To keep residents up-to-date, the Director of Emergency Management, Alex Falcone, will provide a live update for residents at 1 p.m. today via City’s Facebook Page.
They will continue to monitor Tropical Storm Eta and provide updates on social media and their text message communication service. To receive real-time notifications related to city services and other information related to the storm, text the keyword ALERTCS as one word to 888-777.
Coral Springs has weather stations via WeatherSTEM at facilities throughout the city. Residents can download the APP from WeatherSTEM to monitor local weather or visit here.
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