Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Time to Prepare for Hurricane Season is NOW!!

Dear Residents of Lauderhill,

At this point we are following the movement of Tropical Storm Emily. Presently projectories show that it could come into our area sometime Saturday. However, this is always subject to change. For now it does not project to be a hurricane, but a strong storm. Therefore, it does look like that at a minimum we will receive some wind and rain, but that also could change.

The recommendation is that this is a good time to make sure that any loose exterior landscaping, or loose objects that could fly, be disposed of/secured. Also, if there are drains in the area, that they be inspected so that they are not clogged.

You may also wish to look over your emergency plans to make sure that you will be prepared in the event Emily does approach our area, i.e., food, water, propane, batteries, etc. It is easier to plan ahead, then to wait until everyone else is trying to do the same thing at the same time.

The best course of action is to be prepared. Also, if you are doing any work around your house, you need to be careful about it. Don't hurt yourself, and get help if you need it to avoid injuries.

As matters develop, I will send out further advisories as warranted on this web site. To have notices sent directly to your email through Constant Contact, please register your email address on the city web site, www.lauderhill-fl.gov . You will not only get quicker updates as posted, but also other important information on events affecting Lauderhill approximately once a month.

Very Truly Yours,

Richard J. Kaplan
Mayor, City of Lauderhill

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