Wellington’s Emergency Management Team continues to monitor Hurricane Isaias. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Palm Beach County. According to the forecast track, tropical-storm-force winds could arrive in our area as early as tomorrow night or early Sunday.
Forecasters tell us we can expect tropical storm conditions with heavy rain and strong winds beginning as early as Saturday night. It is essential that we do not underestimate the possible impacts of this storm and Wellington residents should prepare their homes now.
We will continue to provide updates on Hurricane Isaias as it evolves on our website wellingtonfl.gov/HurricaneReady, and you can find detailed forecast information at www.nhc.noaa.gov.
Now is the time to review your hurricane plan. Visit our hurricane preparedness webpage for tips on how to stay safe this hurricane season.
What can you do to prepare for the storm?
Remove All Yard Decor
Remove all yard furniture and decor to prevent projectiles during a storm from affecting your home or neighbor’s home. We encourage residents to take down these items now and only place them back after the storm has passed. Additionally, now is NOT the time to trim trees.
Stock up on Supplies
Store at least 1 gallon of water per person per day in sterilized sealable containers for drinking and cooking. Save enough food and water for 7-10 days.
This year, remember to include face masks, hand sanitizer, and cleaning supplies to your storm kit.
All contractors must secure their work zones in preparation for the storm. Fines and Fees against your project may be assessed for non-compliance. Questions? Please contact Wellington’s Building Division at (561) 753- 2430.
Waste Collection Update
- Residential Trash Collection SUSPENDED This Weekend
- Residential trash collection is scheduled as normal for Friday, July 31st.
- The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County has SUSPENDED collection of household trash and bulk debris this weekend.
- Do NOT place any bulky garbage or yard clippings at your curb, this could become a projectile during a storm.
We ask for your patience. After a storm has passed, our first priority is to clear roadways to allow safe passage through our community.
- Do not trim vegetation of any kind.
- Do not take materials to the curb, transfer stations or landfill.
- Services are suspended and facilities are closed early to prepare for the storm.
- If you have bulk out on the curb, bring it back into your home or garage.
- The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County cannot pickup debris when a storm is approaching. There is not enough manpower, equipment, or hours in the day to collect and dispose of large amounts of debris when a storm is nearing landfall. Once wind speeds increase, trucks cannot safely be on the road.
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.
Closures & Cancellations
In anticipation of potential impacts from Tropical Storm Isaias, the following Wellington parks and facilities will be closed Saturday, August 1st through Sunday, August 2nd:
- Aquatics Complex
- Community Park
- Olympia Park
- Tennis Center
- Tiger Shark Cove Park
- Village Park
- Wellington Green Park
Normal hours of operation are expected to resume on Monday, August 3rd. For more information on Wellington parks and facilities, visit www.wellingtonfl.gov/Parks.