Tropical Storm Isaac
City of Oakland Park Emergency Operations Center Meeting
Saturday, August 25 at 1 p.m.
Oakland Park City Manager John Stunson convened with the City’s Department Managers and other Senior Staff at the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on Saturday, August 25 for a 1 p.m. meeting at the City’s EOC.
- The latest forecasts show Tropical Storm Isaac having a more significant impact on Broward with sustained winds of 35 to 45 miles per hour and gusts up to 60 miles per hour.
- The storm is expected to generate 5 to 10 inches of rain with higher rainfall in some localized areas.
- The City’s fire stations will be fully staffed through the weekend.
- Engineering and Community Development is continuing to ensure construction sites are safe.
- Public Works staff participated in the National Weather Service Webinar at 9:30 a.m. and decided to shutter City facilities with approximately 25 employees reporting. They are expected to complete the shuttering at 2 p.m. The Sand Bag Depot hours were extended and it is now closed with 20 to 30 residents collecting sand bags. Public Works crews are on standby throughout the weekend to respond to falling trees, blocked storm drains and other situations needing response as conditions permit.
- Parks Department have secured all parks facilities.
- BSO: Full staff remains on standby to assist City Departments. Critical intersections will have generators assigned to maintain a safe flow of traffic.
- Decisions concerning the delivery of City services (solid waste services, employees reporting for work, etc.) will be made and announced Sunday morning.
- The City of Oakland Park will continue to follow Broward County openings/closings. The Broward County Emergency hotline is 954-831-4000. The Broward County EOC will hold a press conference at 4:30 p.m.
- The City will continue to issue updates as conditions change and decisions are announced that may impact the delivery of City services.