Wellington’s Emergency Management Officials are closely monitoring Tropical Storm Isaias as it continues to make its way across the Caribbean. Tropical storm conditions are possible across South Florida this weekend, with the potential for tropical-storm-force winds and heavy rain. While its strength and path are still uncertain, we encourage everyone to make necessary preparations ahead of storm watches and warnings.
Wellington residents are reminded that we are entering the most active period of hurricane season, and it is important to have emergency plans in place and supplies ready as weather forecasts can change quickly. Please continue to monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Isaias and stay informed of updates to the forecast.
Considerations Ahead of the Storm
- Make sure you have water, medicine, and other important storm supplies.
- Rainfall will be the main concern over the next few days. Make sure your community’s drains are clear of debris.
- DO NOT begin tree-trimming or yard work projects.
- DO NOT start construction projects.
- DO NOT clean out your garage or put large debris out at the curb.
- Secure garbage containers or move them inside prior to the arrival of the storm.
- Keep regular vegetation separate from vegetation generated by the storm.
- Household Waste & Bulk Collection remains on schedule through the weekend.
- The Solid Waste Authority sets the schedule for waste removal immediately before, during, and after storms.
- If the landfill closes, Waste Management cannot collect any items. Waste collection trucks cannot be on the road with sustained winds in excess of 35 mph.
- Keep in mind: when disposing of household debris and even COVID-19 related items such as gloves and masks, please be as considerate and sanitary as possible and place your garbage in tight, closed bags to help keep our sanitation crews safe.
Monitor the Village’s Hurricane Preparedness Webpage and social media (Facebook & Twitter) for updates on when regular sanitation services will stop before the storm.
For the latest weather updates, visit the National Hurricane Center’s website. For hurricane preparation tips, visit Wellington’s Hurricane Preparedness webpage. If you have not done so already, please consider signing up to receive emergency alerts from the Village.