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HURRICANE DORIAN PREPARATIONS CONTINUE

12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019

Post Date:08/31/2019 12:23 PM

Palm Beach County remains in the cone of concern for Hurricane Dorian, which is now a Category 4 hurricane. Despite the latest forecast from the National Weather Service showing Dorian moving north along Florida’s east coast, this prediction does not mean that our city is out of danger. Residents are encouraged and expected to continue to prepare for destructive winds, life-threatening storm surge and significant flooding.

The city is also experiencing King Tides, which mean that water levels will be higher than normal. We can expect heavy flooding in coastal or low-lying areas of our city. It is crucial that each resident properly prepares.

City staff continue to prepare for the storm, ensuring that needed resources are purchased, equipment is in proper working order and city buildings are secured.

To stay up to date with crucial information residents can sign up for CodeRED by visiting the city’s website,  www.delraybeachfl.gov,  or on their mobile devices by texting “DelrayPrepared” (one word) to 99411. A CodeRED APP is also available for download on your mobile device.

Visit www.readypbc.com for information about evacuations zones, emergency preparations and shelters.

For the latest updates on Tropical Storm Dorian, visit the National Hurricane Center website at www.nhc.noaa.gov

Residents can also obtain up-to-date information on the storm, evacuations, shelters and safety tips by following the city on social media or by calling the city’s Hurricane Dorian Information Line at (561) 243 -7033.

To report price gouging, call the Consumer Affairs Price Gouging Hotline at 866-9-No-Scam (866-966-7226) or visit myfloridalegal.com.

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