Fort Lauderdale Irma: Latest Hurricane Path & Forecast Updates for Broward County

Fort Lauderdale Irma: Latest Hurricane Path & Forecast Updates for Broward County

Hurricane Irma: One Palm Beach County shelter full; stay cautious despite more favorable forecast

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Thanks for verifying your email address You’re now logged in.As Palm Beach County braces for a direct hit from Hurricane Irma, here’s what you need to know in Palm Beach Gardens heading into the weekend.

Palm Beach County is instituting a curfew starting 3 p.m. Saturday until further notice. A person must have a legitimate notice for being out past curfew hours. The curfew is to keep people safe and protect personal property and businesses from looting in the immediate aftermath of the hurricane. The sale and distribution of alcohol will also be banned, so stock up while you can.

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West Palm Beach Irma: Latest Hurricane Path & Forecast Updates

Order, effective as of 10 a.m. Friday, part of a series of directives requiring 155,000 people to leave homes in ritzy Palm Beach County alone.

Residents with their pets wait for the hurricane shelter to open at Boynton Beach Recreation Center. (John Pacenti/Palm Beach Post)
Baker urged residents to make their final preparations. “Don’t wait until the last minute,” she said.

A look at the Caribbean islands Hurricane Irma is turning into a checkerboard of disasterIrma just slammed into Donald Trump’s Caribbean estate — and is headed toward his Florida properties"We continue to send our thoughts and prayers to victims of Hurricane Harvey and are praying for those that are in the path of Hurricane Irma," the statement said.

Hurricane Irma already disaster for some Palm Beach County pups

Hurricane Irma already disaster for some Palm Beach County pups

Make sure your disaster kit is stocked, and within reach. If you’re in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County public safety can be reached at 1-561-355-2384, or visit the Palm Beach County public safety page for updates.{“contentId”:”OVZ7VW6JIJUQ01″,”position”:”box”,”dimensions”:{“mobile”:[[300,250],[1,1]]},”type”:”Mobile Body Box Ad”,”positionIncrement”:1,”targeting”:{“position”:”box1″,”positionIncrement”:1,”url”:”/news/articles/2017-09-08/trump-s-winter-white-house-shuttered-for-irma”},”containerId”:”box-t388U9l”} The surrounding Town of Palm Beach, a sliver of a barrier island known as the playground of the super-rich, is under a mandatory evacuation. On the mainland, 264,000 of Palm Beach County’s 1.4 million residents are facing mandatory evacuations

Donald Trump's 'Winter White House' Mar-a-Lago Club told to evacuate before Irma hits

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HURRICANE IRMA: What you need to know in Gardens Friday

Related Stories As Irma spins, Cuba evacuates; Floridians empty stores Trump to welcome Cabinet at Camp David The Latest: Florida says nearly 6,000 huddle in shelters “Our teams at our four properties in Florida are taking all of the proper precautions and are following local and Florida State Advisories very closely to help ensure that everyone is kept safe and secure,” said Amanda Miller, a Trump Organization spokeswoman.

Trump shutting down three South Florida resorts ahead of hurricane

Mar-a-Lago was already closed, even before Irma approached. It operates only during the winter social “season” in Palm Beach, which runs roughly from Halloween to Mother’s Day. Its staff during the off-season is relatively small: the club hires dozens of temporary foreign workers during the high season, to work as cooks, waiters and housekeepers.

Hurricane Irma: Seniors, pets hit shelters ahead of storm

Senecal told the AP the roof lost some tiles and some trees were flattened. Town of Palm Beach records showed no permits were issued for major repairs during that period.The tracking website GasBuddy.com reported that almost 40-percent of gas stations in West Palm Beach were out of gas. (WSYX/WTTE)

The line of outside the shelter at Forest Hill Boulevard at 8 am Friday — two hours before the shelter opened. Some people camped out overnight to be first in line. (Joe Capozzi/The…

“Andrew made landfall as a category 5 hurricane with maximum winds around 165 mph,” The Weather Channel reported. “However, the areal extent of hurricane force winds were confined to about 70 miles from the center of circulation. Irma’s expected to make landfall with winds [in excess of] 145 mph, but its areal extent of hurricane force winds will be over twice as large as Andrew’s. The larger size of the hurricane coupled with its high intensity implies that Irma has larger integrated kinetic energy than Andrew, which is a predictor of damage potential than maximum intensity alone.”You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change )

Approach of Irma empties Trump's winter White House

Approach of Irma empties Trump's winter White House

It’s located on a narrow barrier island, flanked by the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean, but its walls are 3-feet thick, anchored by steel and concrete beams embedded into coral rock. On Friday, shutters could be seen covering some of the mansion’s windows.Create a new password We didn’t recognize that password reset code. Enter your email address to get a new one.A link has been sent to your friend’s email address.

The Trump family business doubled the initiation fee to $200,000 once it became clear that Mar-a-Lago would become the unofficial Winter White House, and the president has spent seven weekends at the resort since his inauguration, mingling with the club’s 500 members, who pay $14,000 in annual dues to belong.

He says that with the storm getting closer, they expect that number to double.

Animal control in Palm Beach Co., Fla. finding dogs left chained to trees and parked cars

Zone C generally includes properties from the Intracoastal Waterway west to U.S. Highway 1 in South County and Central County, and areas in close proximity to the Loxahatchee River and the northern tip of the Lake Worth Lagoon.Some of Trump’s other properties, including Trump International Golf Club in Palm Beach, also closed as Irma nears land.Can't believe I'm saying this, there's people in PBC leaving their dogs chained to trees. County says they WILL prosecute. @WPTV #Irma pic.twitter.com/R6kuIulIgP

The White House may be open for business in Washington, where Hurricane aid dominated the agenda for President Donald Trump and lawmakers. Close Thanks for verifying your email address. You’re now logged in.

Mar-a-Lago is in the coastal Palm Beach County area that authorities ordered to evacuate Thursday. As of Friday morning, the other three properties are not yet in active evacuation zones.

But with more than 100 animals there already, they need your help emptying the shelter.

Boca Raton Evacuation Zones Map & Shelters for Hurricane Irma

Key Messages on Hurricane #Irma as of 5:00 PM EDT: pic.twitter.com/CM3E9JVsYL
Animal Care says they are working with the State Attorney's Office to prosecute anyone who does so.

Hurricane Irma Already Destroyed One Trump Mansion. Now Mar-a-Lago Is Being Evacuated

Hurricane Irma makes landfall at Maho Beach in St. Maarten. The eye of the most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane on record churned along a path toward Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba before possibly heading for Florida over the weekend.

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Hurricane Irma: Panicked owners abandoning pets at PBC animal control

At the Publix supermarket, customers made grim jokes as they prepared for Irma. One harried woman in the kitchen storage section of the store said: “I’m going to need a lot more Ziplocs."
Hurricane Irma: One Palm Beach County shelter full; stay cautious despite more favorable forecast

Hurricane Irma: One Palm Beach County shelter full; stay cautious despite more favorable forecast
Will Hurricane Irma hit West Palm Beach? All of Palm Beach County is at Level 1 Full Activation, which means that all lead and support agencies are notified, and the Emergency Operations Center is staffed by Division of Emergency Management personnel, according to the Palm Beach County Public Safety office’s website.The Associated Press contributed to this report.”This one is going to be bad,” she said.

The storm is expected to make landfall in South Florida on Sunday.
The primary concerns continue to be for catastrophic major hurricane force winds and life-threatening storm surge. Additional concerns include the potential for flooding rainfall, isolated tornadoes, significant beach erosion and surf, and life-threatening rip currents.

Officials say Zone A includes mobile homes and low-lying areas prone to “water intrusion.” Zone B generally includes the barrier islands, lands areas north and south of the Jupiter Inlet, and other areas along the Intracoastal Waterway that are vulnerable to storm surge.

If you still have trouble signing in, you probably need a new confirmation link email.Troopers directed traffic at a rest area gas station on the Florida Turnpike near West Palm Beach. Joanna Uzma of Miami was one of those worried she may hit traffic later in her trip.

PBC DART: This Palm Beach County emergency management app for Apple and Android is a wealth of valuable information, from evacuation zones and shelter locations to which grocery stores and gas stations are open and have generators for after the storm.


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