BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — All Palm Beach County offices, beaches, facilities, and non-emergency services will be suspended on Saturday due to the incoming Tropical Storm.
Palm Beach County made this announcement at 8 p.m. Friday:
PALM BEACH COUNTY ANNOUNCEMENT
Due to the expected tropical storm force winds and heavy rains and flooding, Palm Beach County offices and facilities will be closed Saturday, June 4. These include facilities such as libraries, parks and beaches. At this time, no evacuation orders or opening of emergency shelters are anticipated. Palm Tran, Palm Tran Connection and Go Glades services will not operate on Saturday but will expect to resume on Sunday.
Palm Beach County is currently under tropical storm, flood and high-surf warnings. The National Weather Service says there is a potential for major flooding from heavy rain. The highest risk of flooding is from predawn through early tomorrow afternoon. Gusts/squalls to tropical storm force wind will become more frequent tonight and continue through much of Saturday. Short periods of sustained tropical storm force winds are possible tonight through Saturday morning. Tornados are possible tonight into Saturday.
The EOC is currently at a Level 3, which is enhanced monitoring and Emergency Management staff will stay in contact with the National Weather Service and make changes as conditions require.
Residents should remain cautious after the storm passes as emergency response crews will be out on the roads to survey any damage and effect repairs.
For continuing information on the impending tropical weather, and for more information on the Palm Beach County Division of Emergency Management and hurricane preparedness, please visit: www.pbcgov.com/dem, follow us on Twitter @PBCDEM and watch PBC-TV Channel 20.
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