South Florida Sun Sentinel from Fort Lauderdale, Florida on October 25, 2005 · 12
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South Florida Sun Sentinel from Fort Lauderdale, Florida · 12

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Tuesday, October 25, 2005
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SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL HURRICANE WILMA PN Tuesday, October 25, 2005 7B City Services The following cities reported changes in services because of Hurricane Wilma: Solid Waste Authority anticipates resuming operations today. Call 561-640-4000. ATLANTIS City offices: Open. Hotline: 561-965-1700. BELLE GLADE Food distributionrelief: Fire Department and Belle Glade Armory will be water distribution sites, if necessary. Garbage and recycling: Trash pick up if weather is OK. BOCA RATON City offices: Closed Garbage and recycling: No pickup until Thursday. Hotline: 561-416-3400, City radio Ch. 1650-AM, Cable Ch. 20, Web site BOYNTON BEACH Boil water order. City offices: Closed today. Damage: Fire Station No. 2, at 221 OS. Congress Ave. reported roof damage at the east water plant traffic signals and power lines are down. Hotline: 561-742-6455. DELRAY BEACH City offices: Open today Boil water order in effect only for residents who get water from the city, not those living west of Del-ray who get water from the county. Food distributionrelief: Pompey Park will be distribution center for Ice if necessary. Hotline: 561 -243-7400; Web site Curfew:,7p.m.to5a.m. GREENACRES City offices: Closed. Hotline: 561-642-2160. GULF STREAM Town offices: Closed Boil water order in effect Damage: Trees in the road, trees fallen into homes, cars with windows blown out Curfew: 7 p.m. to 5 am Garbage and recycling: No trash pickup today. Damage: Major tree damage and at least one structural damage. HIGHLAND BEACH Boil water order. City offices: Closed. Curfew: 7 p.m.-5 a.m. Garbage and recycling: No trash or recycling pick up today; next scheduled pick up Thursday. Hotline; 561-330-7246. JUPITER City offices: Town Hall closed. Garbage and recycling: Pickup suspended until further notice. Hotline: 561-743-7013; Website Parks and recreation centers: Community Center and all town parks closed until further notice. Water and ice available at Roger Dean Stadium. , JUPITER INLET COLONY ' City offices: Closed. Curfew: 7 p.m.-5 a.m. Hotline: 561-746-3787. Garbage and recycling: No trash pickup today. LAKE PARK City offices: Closed. Curfew 8 p.m.-7a.m. Garbage and recycling: No trash pick-up today. LAKE WORTH Attractions: Lake Worth Municipal Beach closed. City offices: Closed. Damage: severe structural damage to Our Savior Lutheran Church. Electricity: Report power outages at 877-454-4480. Garbage and recycling: No trash pick up today. Boil water order. Curfew: 7 p.m.-5 a.m. Hotline: 561-586-1791. LANTANA City offices: Closed. Curfew 7 p.m.-5a.m. Damage to commercial establishments. Most residents without power. Garbage and recycling: No trash pick-up. MANGONIA PARK City offices: Closed. Boil water until further notice. Damage: Water plant not running. Entire city without power. Garbage and recycling: Available depending on solid Waste Authority's power capabilities. OCEAN RIDGE City offices: Closed. Damage: Power poles have blocked the northern end of town, approximately from the Boynton inlet to town hall. There is also damage to homes and boats. Hotline: 738-6735; Web site: PALM BEACH City offices: Open. Hotline: 561-227-7070. PALM BEACH GARDENS City offices: Closed. Curfew: 7 p.m.-5 a.m. Damage; Minimal. Garbage and recycling: No trash pick up today. Hotline: 561-799-4330. Palm Beach Shores The Top O'Spray restaurant atop the Best Western Seaspray inn was blown onto Ocean Avenue. RIVIERA BEACH Hotline: 561-840-0110. ROYAL PALM BEACH Village offices: Closed. Hotline: 561-798-6793 or 561-753-6571. TEQUESTA City offices: Closed today.Curfew: 7 p.m.-5a.m. Hotline: 561-575-6210. WELLINGTON Village offices: Closed. Damage: 90 percent of village without power. Minor flooding, power lines down on U.S. 441. Water is OK to drink but drinking water for people and horses will be distributed. Call hotlines. Curfew 7 p.m.-5 a.m. Hotlines: 561-793-2949, 561-793-2962, 561-798-7198. Parks and recreation centers: All closed; reopening Wednesday. WEST PALM BEACH Boil water. City offices: Open only to essential personnel. Hotline: Emergency Operations Center 561-822-2225, Cablech. 18, Website Residents are urged to conserve water WATER CONTINUED FROM PAGE IB chlorine bleach per gallon of water and allowing it to sit for several minutes, West said. Water treated that way also can be used for cooking. Water not disinfected can still be used for showering or flushing toilets, West said. The county water system, which serves unincorporated areas, escaped the boil-water regimen Monday. The system's large size, incorporating four major water plants, helps it shift enough water around to avert potential pressure drops in areas with breaks, said Larry Johnson, a county Water Utilities Department engineer and construction services manager. That force of clean, treated water moving through lines creates enough positive pressure to prevent contaminants from seeping through pipe cracks and gaps with ground or surface water. But the unincorporated area's situation could change, Johnson said. "We are asking everyone to conserve water as much as possible," he said. "Otherwise ... we will not be able to maintain the pressure and may have to issue a boil-water order as well." Boca Raton, which had drinkable tap water, was struggling Monday to maintain that. "We're hanging in there by the skin of our teeth," said Robin Easterling, city water plant worker. "We have many breaks." Boynton Beach was racing to find and plug a slew of water line leaks to keep from go- BOIL WATER Palm Beach County communities under boil-water advisories: Belle Glade Delray Beach Gulf Stream Highland Beach Lake Worth Manalapan Mangonia Park Palm Beach Palm Beach Shores Riviera Beach South Bay West Palm Beach ing to boiling water, said Peter Mazzella, deputy utilities director. He said uprooted trees tipping over and tearing up individual service lines to homes had a lot to do with that. "You've got hundreds of little leaks out there," he said. "In the meantime, we're losing millions of gallons of water." Both of Boynton's plants were running on generator power. "We're holding our own," he said. West Palm Beach lost water service for 1 10,000 residents earlier in the day. The city had line breaks in at least 1 5 locations, but water service, at less than optimal pressure, was restored to many residents, city spokeswoman Margie Yansura said. Staff Writer Anthony Man contributed to this report Neil Santaniello can be reached at or 561-243-6625. I City-by-city assessment of damage in South Florida MARTIN COUNTY PALM BEACH COUNTY Lake Okeechobee Canal ' Point .J Pahokee Belle Glade ;r- Jupiter1 & f Juno , Beach , x Palm n l X Beach Xk f RarHanc X Beach Palm Rivieri eeacn Shores Loxahatchee South Bay PALM BEACH COUNTY: ATLANTIS Roof damage at JFK Medical Center forced sixth-floor patients to the second floor. BELLE GLADE Glades General Hospital lost power and backup power, then evacuated patients because it sustained severe roof damage and its generator wasn't working. Winds lifted the roof of the fire station, dropping wood and other debris inside. Firefighters evacuated to Lake Shore Middle School. LAKE WORTH Our Savior Lutheran Church was destroyed, sustaining severe ' structural damage. LOXAHATCHEE A man who went outside to move his van during the eye of the storm died when his head went through the windshield, after a tree or limb hit the vehicle. OCEAN RIDGE Power poles blocked the north end of town, approximately from the Boynton Inlet to Town Hall. PALM BEACH SHORES The Top O'Spray restaurant atop the Best Western Seaspray Inn was blown onto Ocean Avenue. WELLINGTON Ninety percent of the village is without power, with minor flooding and power lines down on U.S. 441. WEST PALM BEACH Roof leaks forced St. Mary's Hospital to relocate patients to oth-er rooms. BROWARD COUNTY DANIA BEACH Part of the fire department's roof was peeled off in high winds. FORT LAUDERDALE Fort LauderdaleHollywood International Airport sustained extensive damage. Roofs, ceilings and private hangars were damaged, elevators were flooded and there was debris on roadways. The airport is closed until further notice. The Broward County Courthouse had several windows blown out and courtrooms damaged. HOLLYWOOD A construction crane fell across State Road Al A in front of the Diplomat. The crane was being used to build a 28-story condo tower next to the Diplomat. NORTH LAUDERDALE One of two fire stations sustained severe damage to its roof. OAKLAND PARK The roof blew off an apartment building at 2600 NW 21st Ave., leaving 26 homeless and moved to an American Red Cross Shelter. PEMBROKE PINES City Hall had its windows blown out, and an art exhibition inside was damaged. WILTON MANORS City Hall lost part of its roof over the Commission Chambers. MIAMI-DADE COUNTY: MIAMI Luxury condos, bank buildings and businesses lost windows and were flooded on Brickell Avenue, between Coral Way and Southwest Eighth Street, in the heart of the financial district. The Colonial Bank Building, JW Marriott Hotel and Four Seasons Hotel sustained damage. , Compiled by Teddy Kider West Palm Beach s ... ;., Southern Blvd. : i Wellington LOXAHATCHEE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE PALM BEACH COUNTY Atlantis Worth Hi l Boynton f Beach Ocean Ridge L Delray " ft Boca Raton 0ra' I Springs Deerfield , . Beach AthmtK 4 Ocean 2 at in Sunrise Weston I J. Pompano Raarkl North rJi Lauderdale mi Wilton Mannrc ' to ridiiiduun rort i . . . . .i . . .. .i i L ; uauaeraaie Davie Port Everglades Dania Beach pemoroKe u . Pines Hollywood - ' w ' BROWARD COUNTY 'MIAMI-DADE Aventura COUNTY ;:"! UJ Hialeah V Dolphin Expwy. " Tamiami Trail Miami' ''B Gables r .Kendall "XI Biscayne Bay Homestead .. Q V n "1 r v Atlantic Ocean Florida City Extent of hurricane-force winds (Over 100 mph) Covered the entire metropolitan areas of Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. ? P stf Florida Bay 00 ' qxj, Key I Staff researchT eddy Kider Staff graphicBelinda Long 1

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