Tropical Storm ISAIAS Update Projected to Arrive Saturday August 1st, 2020

All City Parks Are Closed

MLK,  Marina Park and Commissioners Park.  PBSO Will Monitor These Areas Throughout the Day and Evening Hours

Storm Update: Evacuation Shelter for Glades Region.

Lake Shore Middle.   Shelter Open at 8 AM Saturday August 1, 2020

Restrictions:

  1. For Mobile Home or Sub-Standard Home residents
  2. Facial Mask must be worn at all times while in shelter
  3. Temperature test will be administered before entering including a series of medical questions for clearance
  4. Special Needs Shelter please call 561-(I don’t know this number, may have to grab that from the county website)

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Good Evening Pahokee Residents,

The National Hurricane Center has issued a hurricane warning for Palm Beach County, meaning hurricane-force winds from Isaias are expected within the next 36 hours. The City Manager and his emergency operations staff is working collaboratively with the County on all hurricane protocols, including the potential opening of some of our schools tomorrow as general population shelters.  If shelters open the nearest shelter in the Glade is Lake Shore Middle.School-based shelters as a last resort for those living in mobile homes, substandard housing, or those who are homeless. You will be updated immediately if the County does decide to open school based shelters. Please continue to monitor this website and the City’s Social Media Page. As well as click on Palm Beach County links for additional information. In the event that shelters are opened, guests will be subject to: A security screening. Guests will have their temperatures taken upon arrival and periodically while they are at the shelter. Those with a fever of 100.4, or higher, will be directed to an isolated area away from those who do not ill Staff at shelters will be required to wear mask at all times. And, all guests, older than the age of two, will be required to wear a facial covering during their entire stay. As Palm Beach County remains in Phase One reopening, due to Covid-19, guests would be       advised to practice social distancing at sheltersextra space, per visitor, would be allotted.  As your Mayor, I want to ensure safety is first for all residents in Pahokee. This is why I’ve requested the City Manager to work closely with PB Emergency Operations staff, and provide the most up-to-date information. As the storm approaches the area, we are prepared.

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The City of Pahokee  is well under way with hurricane and/or Tropical  Storm Isaias preparation. At this time the City will be following the guidance of Palm Beacah County Emergency Management Protocols.  if you would like to stay up to date with the County download  PBC link for hurricane preparations, https://discover.pbcgov.org/publicsafety/PDF/Hurricane-Guide.pdf

A FEW REMINDERS

As City staff continue to  work diligently to prepare the community  for the storm, you can expect multiple information releases to come from the City before, during, and after the storm.

  • Please refrain from cutting trees for the next 24 to 48 hours. Lilmited trash pickup will occur. Tree limbs and become dangerous projectiles in high wind.
  • Secure all loose items around your home, i.e. trash bins, lawn chairs, and other items not secured to a foundation
  • Stock up on water, dry goods, batteries, flashlights, weather radio, and other emergency items to sustain you and your family for 72 hours or more.
  • If you live in a mobile home evacuation shelters if needed will be operated by Palm Beach County. Please check PB County Website for updates.
  • Remain inform, stay tuned to your local news station and weather channel for the latest updates.

If you haven't already followed us on social media, this is a perfect time to begin following all our city updates on Facebook. The City is here to ensure you have all the latest information and updates. Remain vigilant and be safe.

 OFFICIAL PALM BEACH COUNTY HURRICANE PLANNING  

Official website of the Department of Homeland Security