While Storm Will Not Hit Palm Beach County Directly, Emergency Officials Warning Of Issues…
BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Palm Beach County is warning residents to pay attention to forecasts for Ian, and to be prepared for the potential of tornadic activity and heavy rain.
While schools are expected to open — as planned — on Tuesday, the possibility for weather issues remain. This is the official Sunday afternoon update from the Palm Beach County Emergency Operations Center:
Palm Beach County Emergency Management officials continue to actively monitor Tropical Storm Ian and its progress towards our area. Palm Beach County advises all residents and visitors to be aware of the potential impacts of Tropical Storm Ian and advises all county residents to visit the official Palm Beach County Hurricane website where individuals and businesses can build a disaster plan and a checklist to complete their disaster supply kits. If you have not built your kit, please take the time to do so. It is the peak of hurricane season and Palm Beach County wants to remind residents to be prepared.
The Palm Beach County Emergency Operations Center is currently activated to a Level 3, which is enhanced monitoring. Emergency Management staff will stay in contact with the National Weather Service and the Florida Division of Emergency Management and implement protective actions as conditions require.
The School District of Palm Beach County continues to monitor Ian’s track. As previously scheduled, tomorrow, Monday, September 26, is a Fall Holiday and schools will be closed while District offices will be open. Classes are expected to resume Tuesday based on the current forecast. All employees should report as scheduled.
Possible threats to Palm Beach County on Tuesday include heavy rains, gusty winds and a risk of tornadoes. Flooding in urban and low-lying areas is possible dependent on rainfall amounts. County staff has coordinated with South Florida Water Management District and all water control districts in preparation for potential flooding. There is currently not a high risk of tropical storm force winds in Palm Beach County, but that could change if the actual track of the storm moves eastward.
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