While the projected trajectory of Irma has changed, don’t let your guard down. Should the course of the storm change, you must be prepared, and you can never be too safe.
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. – (9/9/17) – Hurricane Irma still remains a significant threat to West Palm Beach. While the projected trajectory of Irma has changed, don’t let your guard down. Should the course of the storm change, you must be prepared, and you can never be too safe.
Irma is expected to bring at least Category 1 force winds to our City, storm surge, and, potentially, tornadoes. An estimated 4-9 million people in Florida will be without power after the storm passes.
A curfew remains in effect for the City of West Palm Beach effective 8am Saturday morning. The curfew will be strictly enforced beginning at 3pm, the same time a countywide curfew goes into effect.
A mandatory evacuation order was issued on Friday, September 8 at 10am for West Palm Beach evacuation zones A and B. Voluntary evacuations are in effect for Zone C. To view your evacuation zone, visit: http://discover.pbcgov.org/publicsafety/dem/Pages/Hurricane.aspx
The Forest Hill High School Shelter is full. Residents who might normally shelter at Forest Hill High School can shelter at Palm Beach Central High School located at 8499 Forest Hill Boulevard, Wellington. The shelters are operated by Palm Beach County in conjunction with the American Red Cross. For a complete list of shelters, visit: http://discover.pbcgov.org/publicsafety/dem/Publications/Shelters%20With%20Evac%20Zones.jpg
The City of West Palm Beach Emergency Operations Center is at level 1 activation status and maintaining logistical and personnel support for all operations.
In the event of a life-threatening emergency, call 911. For non-emergency calls, contact the City of West Palm Beach hotline at (561) 822-2222.