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Posted on: September 5, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Mayor Signs Emergency Declaration for the City

Mayor Emerg Dec Video Screenshot

Hurricane Irma, still a Category 5 hurricane, continues on its path to South Florida.

On Wednesday afternoon, September 6, Mayor Susan Haynie signed an Emergency Declaration for the City. This action will authorize staff to streamline administrative procedures so that they can respond quickly to deploy staff, equipment, supplies & funds when necessary.

Please watch her video below for important updates...

• Garbage pickup is still scheduled through Friday. After Friday, you’ll need to secure any debris & garbage
• Once the EOC is open, the Citizens Information Center 561-982-4900 will be activated
• All meetings cancelled through Tues, Sept. 12.
• Brazilian Beat event has been cancelled.

We know that Irma is causing a great deal of anxiety. We ask all of our residents to be patient with one another, help each other and check on each other as we ride this out. 

On behalf of the entire City of Boca Raton, please stay safe.

(See below the video for important links and information.)

Important information regarding your preparations:

  • A is NOT the time to trim your trees. Any debris left out after Friday will have to be secured.
  • The City of Boca Raton does not supply sandbags.
  • Review your emergency plans, including supplies and securing your home & business.
  • Know Your Zone...find your evacuation zone & shelters view Palm Beach County's Map (PDF)
  • Print out important phone numbers, including the City's Citizen Information Center (CIC) 561-982-4900
    Once we open the CIC, this is the best non-emergency number for questions. Please do not overwhelm 911.
  • Like & follow the City and Boca Raton Police Services social media accounts
    • Facebook City of Boca Raton Government | Twitter @CityBocaRaton
    • Facebook Boca Raton Police Services Department | Twitter @BocaPolice

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