The Miami Herald from Miami, Florida on August 26, 1992 · 186
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The Miami Herald from Miami, Florida · 186

Miami, Florida
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Wednesday, August 26, 1992
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A 1 m i I ' ' f City by city Broward takes inventory gets to work if i I ') ( I: COCONUT CREEK City Hall walkway roof damaged Damage: Roof over City Hall walkway tom off but main building undamaged Two mobile homes were destroyed and one single-family -home was damaged by a falling tree Remaining damage was mainly fallen trees and branches Cleanup: Crews have cleared roads Residents should cut any trees or branches that fell onto their property for pick up by Southern Sanitation on regular collection days Services: Garbage collection on regular schedule City parks closed until Thursday No vrecyling pick-ups this week Water is safe City Hall open as usual from 8 am to 5 pm weekdays For information call City Hall at 973-6770 COOPER CITY Hundreds of trees are downed Damage: Hundreds of trees down The Timberlake and Country Address subdivisions suffered particularly heavy losses Cleanup: Priority is clearing streets then "swales After that crews will work to save uprooted trees Starting Thursday trucks will pick up small branches and limbs from residences This service will be apart from regular trash pick-up Residents are urged to take tree limbs and branches to one of 10 city parks including Christie Schafale Park on 87th Avenue in the Timberlake subdivision Tamarind Park in the Flamingo Gardens area and Ted Ferone -Park near 106th Avenue - B Services: Garbage collection as normal No recycling this week CORAL SPRINGS Crews clear branches from streets -1 Damage: Mainly downed trees and branches Cleanup: Crews have cleared trees and branches from streets Residents clearing private property may take branches and yard cuttings from 1 to 5 pm daily to the city’s waste transfer station at the end of West 39th Street near the Sawgrass Expressway Waste Management Inc will pick up smaller cuttings when it makes its regular trash pick-ups ‘ ? -1 Services: Regular scheduled garbage pickups Customers of Royal Utility still need to boil --water City Hall open as usual from 8 am For “ information call Citizens’s Services office at 344-1001 DAVIE 20 percent of city without power Damage: Many Australian Pines in eastern " Davie fell Most roads should be cleared by -tonight About’20 percent of the town including Town Hall and the lower half of the business dis- trict was still without electricity as of 5 pm v' Tuesday B Cleanup: The town is cleaning streets but won’t be picking up tree debris because there’s "no place to put it The town is trying to work out ’ an arrangement with the county to have it pick up debris in coming weeks Services: The Broward County Transfer ” Station on Davie Road and State Road 84 will 'be open this week to take tree limbs and 'branches Garbage pick-up is on the regular schedule Tap water is safe Well water should be ‘ boiled : DEERFIELD BEACH Fishing pier is slightly damaged B Damage: About 500 trees were cracked or T uprooted and several windows were broken and i roofs damaged The city’s incomplete 900-foot fishing pier was slightly damaged Traffic lights at Hillsboro Beach Boulevard and US 1 were " “ blown down Damage is estimated at nearly $ 1 --million IT- B Cleanup: Fallen trees blocking traffic have IIbeen removed Trees on public property were expected to be gone during the next two days -'Residents should cut up trees into at least four-ITbr five-foot pieces and put them in the swale to be picked up by public works trucks Trees too big for that must be removed by private contrac- tors B Services: The city did not pick up garbage I Monday as it normally does in half the city Tuesday the city was trying to pick up both Monday and Tuesday’s trash in one day but ! some people might have to wait until today Ser-J vice is expected to return to normal by Thursday and Friday FORT LAUDERDALE I Beach sand closes State Road A1A ! B Damage: Most of the damage was along the ! beach where tons of sand washed across the road and parts of the street were undermined The - city likely will have to keep State Road A1A 1 closed until the end of the week because of ! downed power lines and sand between the South j Beach Parking area and 20th Street Shuttle ' ' buses for anyone with houses or jobs on the I beach are being provided at the Las Olas Boule-! vard bridge You must have ID proving you have a business there to get on the bus Erosion I was minimal and most of the city’s $26 million beach revitalization projects survived Some commercial stores on US 1 lost glass windows j and trees were down around the city ! Cleanup: The city is applying for federal disaster aid and will draw on a $ 1 million reserve fund to pay for clean-up The city is working to ' clear major arteries first and will then clear streets in residential neighborhoods but it asks that residents report only those trees that are blocking roads Call 761-5046 HALLANDALE Trees damaged lights slow traffic B Damage: The biggest problem was downed frees Some intersections don’t have operating traffic lights B Cleanup: City streets have been cleared but there might be trees and branches on the sides of streets The city is trying to figure out what to do about private homeowners who need bulk trash pick-up City policy says each homeowner can have one bulk pick-up a year but the city may IN DANIA: Dead fish were washed onto the beach near the Dania pier IWHAT& AIRPORT: Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport open AMTRAK: Not running today or Thursday BANKS: All branches of Barnett Sunbank and First Union banks will be open today The following six locations of NationsBank will not be open: Oakland Park Ocean Harbor Beach Sunrise Galleria and NCNBDowntown Fort Lauderdale BUSES: Regular schedule with the possible exception of routes that travel State Road A1A The county will provide shuttle service on Birch Road between the Howard Johnson Ocean Edge at Vista Mar and A1A and the Bahia Mar Resort CITY OFFICES: Most open Davie and Wilton Manors will open if they have electricity COLLEGES UNIVERSITIES: open COURTS: Open If you had a trial or hearing scheduled for Monday or T uesday you must reschedule COUNTY OFFICES: Closed GARBAGE PICKUPS: Regular schedule except: Hallandale Oakland Park and Sea Coast Sanitation pushed back collections a day Most cities will not have recycling pickups GROCERY STORES: Publix and Winn-Dixie stores are open Call to check other supermarkets MALLS: Open except SeaFair in Dania and Oceanwalk in Hollywood PORT EVERGLADES: open POST OFFICES: open SCHOOL BOARD OFFICES: open TRI-RAIL No service alter that Services: Garbage service has resumed but is one day behind Although Wednesday is usually a day off there will be garbage collection for those who usually put their garbage out on Tuesday Pick-up will be back to regular Thursday The city’s three mini-buses will not resume their runs until traffic lights are fixed HILLSBORO BEACH City comes through mostly unscathed Damage: Only a few small trees were felled Services: All utilities in the city are functioning Water is safe to drink HOLLYWOOD Trees block lanes keep boiling water Damage: Lots of trees were damaged or ripped apart including many that line Hollywood Boulevard and those in Topeekeegee Yug-nee Park There was no damage to public buildings and little damage to private homes Cleanup: Although streets are passable many trees still block a lane or more of some streets The city will continue to pick up trees and branches for the next few days Residents should cut debris into manageable pieces and leave it on swales or in alleys Power lines have been cleared Some intersections are without working traffic lights Services: Regular garbage collection will resume Thursday If you have questions call City Hall at 921-321 1 Residents are still advised to boil water before drinking it LAUDERDALE LAKES Condo damage collections delayed Damage: Mainly fallen trees and some roof damage to a condominium at the Hawaiian Gardens complex B Cleanup: City crews have cleared the roads of downed trees The city plans to schedule a pick-up day for yard cuttings and branches cleared from private property B Services: Garbage collections will be one day later than usual Water should be boiled before drinking For more information call the city’s public works department at 731-1212 LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA Pier unhurt debris litters beach B Damage: Trees uprooted and power lines down The town’s most vulnerable landmark Anglin’s Fishing Pier appears to be unscathed B Cleanup: Fallen tree limbs have been removed from roads Electricity has been restored to most of the town The beach is open but had not been cleared Tuesday and remained strewn with debris B Services: Garbage pickups will be a day late Put tree branches on swales but cut them into three-foot sections and bundle them as much as possible Water is safe For more information call Town Hall at 776-0576 LAUDERHILL Firehouse roof damaged streets clear Damage: Trees were down in city parks part of the roof was lost at Fire Station No 1 there was water damage at City Hall and someone broke into the Sadkin Center during the storm Cleanup: All streets have been cleared Services: There will be regular garbage collections but no recycling pickups this week The city will collect debris if it is piled separately from regular garbage Most residents had electricity and gas Tuesday Residents can buy propane gas at 2001 NW 49th Ave or call 733-9944 LAZY LAKE Fallen ficus trees block Lazy Lane B Damage: About six ficus trees fell across Lazy Lane the only street in Broward’s tiniest town and knocked out power and telephone service to seven of the town’s 1 3 homes Cleanup: Lazy Lane is still blocked while residents try to arrange for someone to come out with a saw to chop up the huge trees Services: None until the fallen trees are removed LIGHTHOUSE POINT Trees down garbage pickups run late Damage: Several downed trees and a few broken windows Cleanup: City crews are picking up trees and have removed all that are blocking roads Debris is expected to be gone by the end of the week Services: The city missed the Monday garbage pickup which covers half of the city so it expected to play catch-up today Normal collections might be a day late for the rest of the week About 15 homes were still without power Tuesday Water is safe Residents with questions about city services should call City Hall at 943-6500 MARGATE Roads are clear City Hall is open B Damage: Some downed trees Cleaup: Roads have been cleared of trees and limbs Yard cuttings and branches cleaned from private property must be placed in four-foot bundles for pickup Services: City Hall will be open for regular services MIRAMAR Some streets blocked water is safe Damage: Trees along a stretch of Miramar Paikway between University Drive and Douglas Road and Branca Park were particularly hard hit Some neighborhood streets are impassable At Haven Lakes Estates a mobile home park trees blew into some homes ripping awnings and denting walls Minor structural damage to buildings B Cleanup: City crews are clearing roads and swales Residents are responsible for clearing downed trees on their property and can place limbs and cuttings by the side of the road for pickup The city is making arrangements to have a hauling company to collect the trees within two to three weeks Residents also can take the trees to the waste transfer station on Hallandale Beach Boulevard B Services: Water is safe Regular garbage collections resumed Tuesday People who missed collection Monday should leave their garbage on the next regularly scheduled day The city is also keeping an eye out for people trying to take advantage of the storm’s damage Code enforcement officers will check repair companies’ people for licenses Citizens who believe they were charged too much for repair services should call City Hall at 989-6200 The city will log complaints City Hall is open during normal hours 8:30 am to 5 pm weekdays OAKLAND PARK Damage estimated at $1 million B Damage: The city estimates $1 million in damage to parks trees buildings traffic lights and signs and property The city garage lost part of its roof and the roofs of other municipal buildings leaked causing flooding B Cleanup: Main roads have been cleared Sanitation crews will pick up garbage left at curb Residents can bring tree limbs to two sites for disposal: Chippers will be taking tree debris at the Heart Park in the 600 block of Northeast 38th Street and behind Fire Station No 87 at 2100 NW 39th St For exact hours or more information call the city’s customer service line at 561-6240 B Services: All government services are back to normal PEMBROKE PARK 260 mobile homes are damaged Damage: About 260 mobile homes in the town’s 13 parks sustained damage There are many trees down on public and private property Cleanup: Trees have been moved off streets but they might not be hauled away for several days Removal of trees from mobile home parks is the responsibility of property owners Major roads are cleared of debris Services: Garbage pick-up will vary depending on which company serves your home In some areas pick-up will be delayed indefinitely because companies are located in Dade County Call the company that serves your area for more information PEMBROKE PINES Trees uprooted sidewalks destroyed Damage: Trees are down throughout the city Uprooted trees destroyed sidewalks and damaged sprinkler systems Screen enclosures and sheds were blown down Lots of trees were blown over at the city’s Pembroke Lakes Golf and Racquet Club Five water line breaks were reported but have been repaired Cleanup: Crews are still clearing streets Once streets are cleared crews will return to cut I the trees into pieces and load them on trucks Residents are responsible for downed trees on their property But if residents cut the trees up and place them by the side of the road the city will pick them up within two to four weeks B Services: Water is safe Garbage collection' I has resumed If you have questions call City Hall at 431-4500 from 8 am to 5 pm PLANTATION Most traffic lights flashing Damage: Trees were downed Most traffic lights are flashing Police could not say when all will be restored to full working order Two stores — Circuit City and Paragon Music — were broken into Cleanup: All roads are clear B Services: Swimming pool will open at 8 am today The city’s multipurpose building and community center opened Tuesday Daytime summer programs at the community center resumed Tuesday but evening activities are discontinued until electricity restored Deicke Auditorium is expected to open Wednesday Veltri Tennis Center will open Thursday A new schedule for PAL programs has not yet been ! PLEASE SEE CITIES 3BR i K h

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