Hurricane IRMA

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Frontline Insurance: 866-673-0623

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SafePoint Insurance Co.: 855-252-4615

Southern Fidelity Insurance Co.: 877-900-2280

St.Johns Insurance Co.: 877-748-2059

Tower Hill Insurance: 800-342-3407

United Property & Casualty: 888-256- 3378

Universal North America: 866-999-0898

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Monday, September 18, 2017

FPL: As of 3 p.m. today, 7,550 of 7,800 properties have had their power restored.

Recycling: Recycling resumed today according to the regular schedule.

Storm Debris Removal: Storm debris removal pickup is confirmed to begin tomorrow, Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Please view the Storm Debris Removal Instructions and Debris Removal Pickup Tips to ensure storm debris is collected.

FEMA: If you wish to make a loss claim with FEMA, check out the FEMA Public Assistance Fact Sheet. Need emergency lodging? FEMA may be able to help. Contact the FEMA ELA program at (866) 545-9865 or femahousing@clcloding.com.

Licensed Contractors and Tree Trimmers: If you have structural damage and will be hiring a contractor, please make sure that they are licensed and insured. You can check for County Licensed Contractors and Tree Trimmers on Broward County's website. You can also check for State Licensed Contractors.

Before enlisting a contractor, you may wish to: 

- Check for proof of insurance and verify with the insurer that the contractor's insurance is current.

- Never pay the full amount of a repair up front and hesitate before providing large deposits.

- Read the entire contract, including fine print, before signing to ensure it includes the required buyer's right to cancel language. Understand cancellation rights and penalties you may experience before cancelling.

- Ask the contractor for references.

- Check out work performed by the contractor.

- Verify how long the contractor has been in business. You can verify this information with Florida Division of Corporations.

- Check the contractor's reputation with local suppliers.

- Check with the Broward County Building Code services or the City Building Department where the work will be done for the contractor's ability to pull permits.

- Do not sign a certificate of completion or make a final payment until you are satisfied with the work performed.

Price Gouging: The state of emergency is still in effect, which means that Florida's price gouging law applies to anyone who sells essential commodities or provides essential services. To report price gouging to the Florida Attorney General's Office, call (866) 9NO-SCAM or visit myfloridalegal.com.

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Friday, September 15, 2017

FPL: FPL continues to restore power in our area. We are seeing teams of power trucks in all three sectors of the City. As a reminder, FPL has indicated that they are working to have all Broward County properties powered up by Sunday night.

Storm Debris Removal: Storm debris removal pickup is confirmed to begin next Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Please view the Storm Debris Removal Instructions to ensure storm debris is collected.

Cooling Centers: The Hagen Park Community Center and Fitness Center will be open tomorrow, Saturday, September 16, 2017, from 9 a.m. to noon. The Richard C. Sullivan Public Library will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. We encourage you to use these cooling centers to charge your devices and escape the heat.

City Parks: While the parks are still closed, the Hagen Park tennis, basketball and volleyball courts will be open dawn to dusk free of charge through Sunday.

Vulnerable Populations: It has been heartwarming to see so many of our residents helping one another, especially those who are elderly or vulnerable. Please continue to reach out and help each other. If you have trouble contacting someone you care about, reach out to the Wilton Manors Police Department at (954) 390-2150 or tweet them at @WMPD411, and they will do their very best to check on their welfare. We will need an address.

As a reminder, if you have a story about friends and neighbors helping each other, we'd love to hear it! Please email your story to Pamela Landi and we will publish as many as we can.


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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Vulnerable Populations:  After the storm, City staff and CERT team members fanned out across the City to check on the 50+ people we had in our vulnerable population database. Please help us help those neighbors and friends who may be elderly or vulnerable to the heat. Reach out to them, bring them ice, water and food if they cannot help themselves. If you have trouble contacting them, reach out to the Wilton Manors Police Department at (954) 390-2150 or tweet them at @WMPD411, and we will do our very best to check on their welfare. We will need an address.

Curfew: There is no curfew in effect.

FPL: As of 1 p.m. today, 5,220 of 7,800 properties in Wilton Manors have power restored.

Wilton Manors Library: The Richard C. Sullivan Public Library will be open tomorrow, Friday, September 15, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. as a Cooling Center. Residents can drop by, charge their phones and get cool. Currently, there are wired computers, but no WiFi.

Storm debris removal: Storm debris removal pickup is confirmed to begin next Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Our storm debris removal contractor, Crowder Gulf, will pick up any bulk waste, but please be sure it is separated into two piles; one for vegetative material and the second pile for "other scrap" materials. No bags at all please. Lumber would go into the "other scrap" pile. Also, please be sure the piles are 5 feet from any structures such as hydrants or mailboxes. Pickup can take several days, so please be patient.

Parks: While the parks are still closed, the Hagen Park tennis, basketball and volleyball courts will be open dawn to dusk free of charge through Sunday.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Power:
As of 4pm, 2,880 of 7,800 properties in Wilton Manors have been restored to power.
Curfew: The curfew has ended.
Wilton Manors Library: The Library will open tomorrow, Thursday, September 14th at 9:00 am as a Cooling Center. Residents can drop by, charge their phones and get cool. Currently, there is no internet and materials cannot yet be checked out.

Phones: Our telephone system at City Hall is now working.

Garbage:  Regular pick up for trash has resumed. 

Recycling pick up will resume next week.

The regular bulk pick up schedule is suspended for September.

Storm debris removal: Storm debris removal pickup is confirmed to begin next Tuesday, September 19th. Our storm debris removal contractor, Crowder Gulf, will pick up any bulk waste, but please be sure it is separated into vegetative material and other scrap. Pickup can take several days, so please be patient.

Closed: 

Parks remain closed. We hope to have parks reopened by Monday.  
Traffic: Please, please treat all intersections without traffic signals as four way stops. Curfew: Please remember that a curfew is in effect from 10pm until 5am tonight. Help us keep you safe by observing this curfew.
Repairs:  Use only licensed and insured contractors!
Miscellaneous
If you are a homeowner in Broward and have damage that is documented, you can apply for funding from FEMA. Read about eligibility criteria and what types of assistance are available, as well as apply for funding at disasterassistance.gov or you can call 1-800-621-3362.
Individuals with disabilities needing assistance with repairs or damage to their residence, taking down hurricane shutters, accessing generators for power restoration - even coordinating temporary living arrangements or obtaining wheelchairs or other medical devices - can call 954-722-6400 or visit the Center for Independent Living of Broward website at www.cilbroward.org.
The United Way of Broward County is partnering with Hands on Broward to deploy volunteers who are distributing supplies and helping with repairs for any resident in need as requests come in. If you would like to donate items such personal hygiene items, non-perishable food, water, diapers, cleaning supplies or food gift cards. Please contact 3-1-1 for more information. No clothing is needed.
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

As our staff ramp up efforts to restore normal business operations at City Hall, please be patient. 

Power: Please remember that we are only at Day Two without power. FPL is assessing the damage and creating a restoration plan. At the top of the priority list will be hospitals, schools, special needs shelters, the port and airport, traffic signalization and other critical infrastructure. There are about 500,000 residents in Broward County without power, including City Hall and all other municipal properties. According to FPL, only 140 properties of 7,800 in Wilton Manors have power. We all feel the same (Hot!), but we need to be patient with FPL, and with each other. Mayor Resnick spoke with an FPL official, who has indicated they will have all of Broward County up by Sunday, and we are hopeful that will be true. For more information, check out www.fpl.com.

We are all in this together! Please be patient. 

Garbage: Regular trash pickup: Regular pick up for trash has resumed today, Tuesday. 

Recycling: Recycling pick up will resume next week. 

Regular bulk pickup: The regular bulk pick up schedule is suspended for September. 

Storm debris removal: Storm debris removal pickup is confirmed to begin next Tuesday, September 19th. Our storm debris removal contractor, Crowder Gulf, will pick up any bulk waste, but please be sure it is separated into vegetative material and other scrap. Pickup can take several days, so please be patient. 

City Hall: City Hall will be open for limited services tomorrow, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9am until 3pm. We hope to have utility and building code services available during those hours. 

 Special City Commission Meeting: The Special City Commission Meeting to adopt 2017-2018 budget resolutions scheduled for Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 6:30pm in the Commission Chambers will take place.

Parks and Library: Parks and Library remain closed. 

Traffic: Please, please treat all intersections without traffic signals as four way stops. Our PD has been taxed to the maximum handling calls, and we have been distressed to see cars speeding down NE 26 St, Wilton Drive, Andrews Avenue and other major intersections without stopping. Please spread the word: It is not cool to drive through intersections without providing the courtesy and safety of stopping first. 

 Supplies: We are happy to see that both Five Points Publix and the Publix on Andrews and Oakland Park Boulevard are open, as is Target. We are hopeful that within the next few days, ice, batteries and all other supplies will be more easily available.

Gas: While gas is still in high demand, there are several stations in our area that are open. Port Everglades is open and fuel is being distributed. Please be patient. 

Curfew: Please remember that a curfew is in effect from 10 p.m. this evening  until 5 a.m. tomorrow morning. Help us keep you safe by observing this curfew.

Wilton Manors is a small town, and we have been thrilled to see residents and neighbors helping each other with preparations and cleanup. Do you have a story about friends and neighbors helping each other? We’d love to hear it! Email plandi@wiltonmanors.com and we will publish as many as we can.

Be Prepared

1. Sign up now for the City’s CodeRED notification system 

2. Follow the Wilton Manors Police Department on Twitter @WMPD411 for all public safety updates

3. Follow the City’s Facebook page for City updates 

City Closures

1. City Hall, City Parks, Richard C. Sullivan Library and all City facilities will be closed starting Thursday, September 7, 2017 so essential personnel can prepare the City.  Facilities will be closed until further notice.

2. The Planning and Zoning Board Meeting scheduled for Monday, September 11, 2017 has been cancelled 

3. Commission Meeting: The City Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 12, 2017, is canceled. A decision will be made about the Budget Public Hearing currently scheduled for Wednesday, September 13, 2017, when we have more information about the status of the roads. 

4. The joint meeting of the Wilton Drive Improvement District (WDID) and Economic Development Task Force (EDTF) scheduled for Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 5 p.m. has been cancelled

5. ​Woof & Wine, scheduled for Thursday, September 14, 2017, will be postponed to a later date. 

City Updates

1. Exercise Caution: After the storm, conditions will be dangerous! Live wires and standing water can be a deadly combination, so please stay safe inside until conditions improve.

2. Report Damage: Broward County has provided a website to report residential damage. You may wish to bookmark the website. 


CountyINFO

1.Subscribe to Broward County Emergency Updates 

2. Tune into 1630AM radio for National Weather Service and City emergency management updates 

3. Broward County Emergency Hotline 3-1-1 or (954) 831-4000 

4. To receive real-time county updates follow twitter.com/ReadyBroward

5. Broward County has established an online platform for residents to report home damage

6. To report FPL Power Outages call 800-468-8243 or submit your outage online.

7. Comcast has opened up its more than 137,000 Xfinity WiFi hotspots throughout the State to anyone who needs them, including non-Xfinity customers, for free. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, which are located both indoors and outdoors in places such as shopping districts, parks and businesses, please visit Xfinity.com/wifi. Once in range of a hotspot, select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser.