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Storm Updates

Posted on: November 7, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Tropical Storm Nicole Updates

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Update 5 - Posted November 10, 2022 at 8 AM

As you start your day in our Great Hometown, know that your Village of Wellington Florida team members have been working around the clock to keep our community safe and operational. The Village is open for business today at Village Hall and other facilities. We are completing our facility inspections prior to resuming recreation and community programs. 
The Village received almost 3 inches of rainfall yesterday and may receive a little more today. Overnight, our area experienced winds a little over 20 MPH on average with gusts as high as 32 MPH.  Conditions should improve over the course of the day with winds expected to continue between 15 MPH to 25 MPH.  While we continue to sweep the community as part of our damage assessment efforts, we have not encountered any issues thus far and are primarily clearing wind-blown vegetative debris.


Waste Collection Resumes Regular Schedule Today

Waste collection resumes today with the regularly scheduled Thursday collection.  


Update 4 - Posted November 9, 2022 at 6 PM

Waste Collection Resumes Thursday, November 10

Garbage, recyclables, yard waste, and bulk waste collection resume (on their regular schedule) tomorrow, Thursday, November 10, 2022. There will be no make-up day for residents that missed collection service on Wednesday, November 9, 2022.


Update 3 - Posted November 9, 2022 

Wellington Emergency Operations officials continue to monitor the Tropical Storm Nicole. Due to impending inclement weather, Wellington Emergency Officials have declared a State of Emergency as of 2:00 PM today..  Meteorologists tell us flooding rain and storm surge remain the main concern for large portions of South Florida Wednesday evening into Thursday morning, with a significant wind threat for the northern coast of Palm Beach County. We are still under a Tropical Storm Warning and Hurricane Watch. 

Heavy Rainfall & Flooding

Wellington's storm water management team has been actively monitoring water levels; our canals are within acceptable levels and we are pumping as necessary. You will notice water collecting in swales and along some streets today. This is normal! These low-lying areas act as secondary detention areas. Also expect storm water ponds and canal water elevations to increase and decrease in response to the rainfall.

TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN! Stay safe by avoiding puddles and flood waters. Do not drive or walk through flooded streets.

Waste Collection CANCELLED TODAY

No Waste Collection TODAY, Wednesday, November 9th in Wellington. All Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County facilities are closed today in anticipation of Tropical Storm Nicole. We will let you know when collection resumes.

Closures & Cancellations

PARKS & FACILITIES

  • Village offices will close at 2 PM today. 
  • All Wellington Parks & Recreation programming has been CANCELLED today Wednesday, November 9th.
  • The Wellington Tennis Center is CLOSED today Wednesday, November 9th. 
  • Receive alerts when a game, practice, or facility has been affected by weather conditions via our RainoutLine notification system

COVID-19 TESTING SITES

  • The Curative testing site located in the parking area of Village Hall is CLOSED today. 
  • See hours of operation for our local testing sites, here: https://bit.ly/3NFhs9c

What You Can Do To Prepare

Now is the time to review your personal hurricane plan with members of your household. Visit our Emergency Preparedness webpage 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.

 

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

PARKS & FACILITIES

  • 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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