Hurricane Dorian Update 2

August 29, 2019 (8:40 PM)

At this point, Dorian is located approximately 837 miles east of Florida’s east coast and approximately 220 miles northwest of Puerto Rico.

I will continue to share updates.  Please contact me if you have any questions.

Christina Lambert
City Commissioner
West Palm Beach District 5 (southend)

New Hurricane Updates

Our Development Services Department is going out to construction sites to ensure they are being cleaned up. As a safety precaution, construction cranes have been “unpinned” to flow with the wind.

The City does not sell or provide sandbags, they may be found in home improvement stores.

Get your water supply now: Residents should have ample water supply—a gallon of water per person per day for five days

Secure any patio furniture or yard waste, as these may become projectiles in a storm.

A task force has been sent out to evaluate 27 assisted living facilities and nursing homes to ensure generators are operational and buildings structurally sound.

The City continues to check all the basins and storm water drain covers in our services areas.

‘Know Your Zone’— Map of evacuation zones and shelters, please visit:

If you need to shelter at Palm Beach County’s Special Needs Shelter, you must preregister with the County. Special Needs Shelter online registration form:

For information on the County’s Pet-Friendly Shelter and requirements, please visit:

ALERTPBC is Palm Beach County’s Emergency Notification System allowing you to receive phone, text, and email notifications:

For the City’s hurricane shopping list, please visit:

Sanitation Update

Saturday sanitation service has been suspended; the City is no longer conducting “special pickups”

Special pickups are defined as dedicated customer service requests (for which there is a charge) of yard or bulk removal, when the yard waste pile exceeds 18 ft. x 4 ft. x 4 ft. (length x width x height).

We kindly ask customers to put out only what is necessary so as not to strain our collection efforts.

Refrain from doing any major yard work until after the storm passes.

Please do not place any debris at the curb after a watch/warning has been issued. If we have already conducted your normal residential yard waste pickup for this week and you leave additional yard waste prior to your next scheduled pickup, we will not be able to pick it up until after the storm passes.

Large piles of new vegetation trimming might clog storm drains. Please keep storm drains clean to minimize flooding.

Important Numbers and Contact Information for the City of West Palm Beach

City of West Palm Beach Department of Public Works – Sanitation Division – (561) 822-2075 [TTY: (800) 955-8771] or email

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