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After a Storm Passes

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  • Call the City’s Hurricane Hotline at 954-828-8888 for important updates.
  • Return home only when local officials tell you it is safe to do so.
  • Inspect your home. Call your insurance company if you have sustained damage.
  • Stay off the streets. Do not drive until local authorities tell you it is safe.
  • Report water main breaks, damaged sewer lines or blocked stormdrains to 954-828-8000.
  • Stay away from all downed power lines and report them to FPL at 1-800-4688243 (OUTAGE).
  • Stay away from standing water as there may be live power lines below.
  • Use telephones only for emergency purposes.
  • Never drive through flooded streets.
  • Monitor local media for boil water alerts.
  • Throw away spoiled food and personal items that have come in contact with flood waters.
  • Never use a generator indoors.
  • Use caution when clearing debris. Wear protective clothing and keep children and pets inside.