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Posted on: November 7, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Tropical Storm Nicole Updates

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Update 2 - Posted November 8, 2022 

NO Waste Collection on November 9th 

The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County has suspended waste collection on Wednesday, November 9 in anticipation of Tropical Storm Nicole. 

What does this mean to you? If your normal collection day is today, go ahead and leave it on the curb and we will pick it up. 

After today, Do NOT place garbage or any bulky garbage or yard clippings at your curb, this could become a projectile during a storm. 

  • This is NOT the time to trim trees or put out bulk items. 
  • Do not trim vegetation of any kind. 
  • Do not take additional materials to the curb, transfer stations or landfill.
  • We will let you know when collection resumes.

Update 1 - Posted November 7, 2022

Wellington Emergency Operations officials are closely monitoring Subtropical Storm Nicole as it makes its way across the Atlantic. It is forecast to continue moving towards Florida over the coming days. The National Weather Service has issued a Hurricane Watch for Palm Beach CountyA Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area.  A watch is typically issued 48 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or dangerous. Meteorologists tell us the main impacts to our area will be periods of heavy rain and gusty winds starting Wednesday, November 9th through Thursday, November 10th. 

Preparations Underway

As with any storm, our attention turns to the potential for heavy rainfall and localized flooding. Wellington's storm water management team has been making preparations at pump stations around the Village, clearing debris from our canals, and ensuring they are at their optimal levels in anticipation of heavy rainfall. We're working closely with the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) as they prepare the regional flood protection system to protect communities from flooding and handle possible heavy local rainfall from the tropical disturbance.  

Waste Collection

Waste Collection remains on its regular schedule in Wellington. 

No Closures or Cancellations at this Time


  • All Wellington Parks & Recreation Facilities remain on regular hours of operation. 
  • Receive alerts when a game, practice, or facility has been affected by weather conditions via our RainoutLine notification system. Visit our Weather, Field, & Event Status page for more information. 

What You Can Do To Prepare

As we have just entered hurricane season, now is the time to review your personal hurricane plan with members of your household. Visit our Emergency Preparedness webpage and watch our Virtual Hurricane Preparedness Seminar for tips on how to stay safe this hurricane season.

Flood control is a shared responsibility. We urge residents and Homeowners Associations to do their part to help keep their community drainage systems running smoothly. This includes:

  • Keeping neighborhood street grates clear of debris to prevent blockage and ensure proper drainage
  • Turning off your sprinklers and letting rainfall water your lawn

IMPORTANT REMINDER: This is NOT the time to trim trees or clean out your garage. 

Stay Informed 

Wellington provides updates and important information before, during, and after a storm. Here's what you can do to stay connected and informed. 

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