OKEECHOBEE – Update from Waste Management on Residential Garbage Collection:
Due to Hurricane Dorian, Waste Management will resume Residential garbage collection on Wednesday, Sept. 4 , weather permitting, as follows:
The Wednesday, Sept. 4 collection, will include Monday and Tuesday residential route customers only.
The Thursday Sept. 5 collection, will include Wednesday residential route customers only.
The Friday Sept. 6 collection, will include Thursday residential route customers only.
The Saturday, Sept. 7 collection,will include Friday residential route customers only.
Curbside recycling collection (in the city limits and for the portion of the county that has recycling) will resume on Monday, Sept. 9.
Reminder from Fire Public Safety Officer:
Things to Remember When Using Your Generator After a Storm
• Never use a generator in an enclosed space such as inside your home, garage, or near your soffit. Carbon Monoxide fumes are fatal and can creep in through open doors and windows around the house. Place the generator outside and away from the building. You can purchase a battery powered carbon monoxide detector from local retail and hardware stores for added protection while using a generator.
• Make sure extension cords are in good condition and have a ground. After the storm there is a high likelihood of standing water. Keep all electrical cords away from the water.
MOORE HAVEN – Glades County will shut down the shelters today (Tuesday, Sept. 3). Glades County schools and Glades County government offices will be open Wednesday, Sept. 3.
Glades County is no longer under a tropical storm watch.
PALM BEACH COUNTY
PALM BEACH COUNTY – Palm Beach County remains under a Tropical Storm Warning. For that reason, shelters will remain open. Palm Beach County shelters are currently housing 2903 residents and that includes special needs and pet shelters. Residents are encouraged to remain sheltered and off the roads as the worst of the weather passes. The evacuation order for Zones A and B is still in effect.
Palm Beach County has opened nine general population shelters, as well as the special needs shelter at the South Florida Fairgrounds and the pet-friendly shelter at West Boynton Recreation Center.
The general population shelters are: