Post Hurricane Irma

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September 11, 2017 8:14 AM

Post Hurricane Irma / Debris pickup


Storm Debris

We are having issues collecting hurricane debris due to piles commingled with bulk trash, garbage or placed in bags.
Please separate your piles and remove plastic bags to allow contractors to pick up the debris. Thank you
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• The City’s contractors are actively removing storm debris within the City.
• Debris hauling on Saturday, September 16, 2017
• Public Services is using the Code Red notification system to tell residents where and when our contractors will be working.
• The city is divided into 16 sections for deploying and collecting hurricane debris.
• Our debris management contractor has a total of seven crews including one city crew operating within the city.
• The city has completed the first pass and has started the second pass of the residential communities.

• Normal garbage service resumed Wednesday, September 13,
• Recycling services resumed on Monday, September 18, 2017.
• Bulk garbage pick-up remains suspended.

Assistance of FEMA

• Currently, there is no FEMA assistance site set up for Broward County. Residents can access FEMA related information on the Broward County website
• Operation Blue Roof – residents can call 888-766-3258 for more information.
• Broward County homeowners with damage that is documented can register for individual assistance from FEMA. Information on eligibility criteria and the types of assistance available can be found at disaster or by calling 1-800-621-3362. Residents without internet access can use the computers at our libraries to register.
• The City’s website has FEMA forms – see the POST HURRICANE IRMA link at the top of the webpage.
• The Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Program is now available to businesses and if you have been affected, please call 800-659-2995.
• FEMA forms available at city hall and park buildings.
• Sign up for Code Red messages on the city’s website

Blue Roof Program

Residents can register for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Blue Roof Program Right of Entry (ROE) at a central location, from 8AM to 6PM inside:

WalMart Supercenter
2500 W. Broward Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

BLUEROOF Self Help Instructions

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Latest Update:

October 6, 2017 11:17 AM

Bulk trash service will resume next week.

Bulk trash service will resume next week.

Prior Updates

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October 5, 2017 2:22 PM

Free Hurricane Irma Home Cleanup Hotline Now

BROWARD COUNTY, FL - Residents who are still in need of assistance in property and home cleanup after Hurricane Irma can call a hotline for free help from local relief agencies. The hotline, established through the Florida Emergency Management Division, is available through October 14, 2017, and will connect survivors with local relief agencies that will assist cleaning out property and home damage. All services are free, but not guaranteed due to the overwhelming need.

"This hotline will alert multiple relief agencies that survivors need help. All services are free and performed by vetted and reputable relief agencies and members of VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster)," says Aaron Titus, Executive Director of Crisis Cleanup. "Response times will vary so we ask residents for their patience while the teams receive and organize their response."

Residents needing assistance with home cleanup may call: 1-800-451-1954 through October 14, 2017.

Importantly, this hotline cannot assist with services such as removal of debris from property swells, food, clothing, shelter, insurance, or questions about FEMA registration.

About Emergency Management
The Broward County Emergency Management Division develops and implements comprehensive emergency planning response, mitigation and recovery activities in order to save lives and protect property in emergencies. Technical assistance is available to develop and maintain emergency plans for all types of hazards.

September 19, 2017 9:57 AM

Blue Roof Program – Residents can register for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Blue Roof Program Right of Entry (ROE) at a central location, from 8AM to 6PM inside:
WalMart Supercenter
2500 W. Broward Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Operation Blue Roof provides no-cost temporary repairs for roofs damaged by Hurricane Irma.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractors will
install the temporary roof covering at NO COST TO YOU.
• Only primary residences with standard shingled roofs are eligible for the program.
• Metal roofs and mobile homes will be repaired as practical on a case by case basis.
• Roofs with greater than 50 percent structural damage are not eligible.

To get assistance, you must sign a “Right of Entry” (ROE) form to allow Corps
staff and contractors to access your private property and assess roof damage.
Complete an ROE form at a site near you.
Call 888-ROOF-BLU (888-766-3258)
• To find the site nearest you, and
• Get the latest information on locations, dates, and center hours.
Applicants who use 711 or Video Relay Service may also call 800-621-3362.
People who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability and use a TTY may call 800-462-7585.

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BLUEROOF Self Help Instructions:

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