Based on current computer models, Hurricane Matthew, a dangerous Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 145 miles per hour as of 11:00AM this morning, will be approaching the coast of South Florida, with potential impacts expected to be felt as early as Thursday.

For the most up-to-date information please visit The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Hurricane Center website:  www.nhc.noaa.gov. 

GAS STATIONS THAT HAVE FUNCTIONING GENERATORS

1) BOCA RATON: Chevron 801 NW 51st Street; NexStore 8081 Congress Ave

2) DELRAY BEACH: Chevron 1909 West Atlantic Avenue

3) BOYNTON BEACH: Mobil 850 Gateway Blvd; Texaco 645 West Boynton Beach Blvd.

4) DEERFIELD BEACH: Gas City 1001 S. Powerline Rd.

5) POMPANO BEACH: BP Connect 250 E. Sample Rd.; Racetrac 599 W. Atlantic Blvd.

GROCERY STORES THAT HAVE GENERATORS

Meadows Square: 4753 North Congress Ave. Boynton Beach, FL 33426

The Reserve at Boca Raton: 9720 Clint Moore Rd. Boca Raton, FL 33496

Boca Village Square:  21230 Saint Andrews Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33433

Venetian Isle Shopping Center:  3700 N. Federal Hwy, Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

Delray Square Shopping Centers: 4771 West Atlantic Ave. Delray Beach, FL 33445

Boynton Plaza: 111 North Congress Ave. Boynton Beach, FL 33436

Village Square: 3775 Woolbright Rd. Village of Golf, FL 33436

Shops of San Marco: 13860 South Jog Rd. Delray Beach, FL 33446

Garden Shops at Boca: 7060 Palmetto Park Rd. Boca Raton, FL 33433

Polo Club Shoppes: 5050 Champion Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33496

Coral Ridge Shopping Center: 3400 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306

Village of Oriole Plaza: 7375 W. Atlantic Ave. Delray Beach, FL 33446

Sawgrass Promenade, 1337 S. Military Trail Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Westwinds of Boca: 9846 Glades Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33434

Woodfield Plaza, 3003 Yamato Rd. C9, Boca Raton, FL 33434

Lakeside Square at Logger’s Run, 1650 W. Palmetto Park Rd. Boca Raton, FL 33428

 

IMPORTANT RESOURCES

1) Florida Division of Emergency Management:  (850) 413-9969

2) South FL Water Management Dist. Emergency Management: (561) 682-2268

3) Lake Worth Water Mgt. Dist. Storm Line: (561) 498-5363

4) Florida Emergency Information Line (Active During Storms): 1-800-342-3557

5) National Hurricane Center Updates: www.nhc.noaa.gov

Please be sure to stay safe. My office is always here to help.

 

PREPARE NOW

  1. Remove any outdoor items that can be moved by heavy wind and rain (patio furniture, trash cans, etc.)
  2. Do not place any trash cans or bulk pick up items or foliage in the street before or during a storm.  These items will cause storm drain blockage which causes increased flooding effects and standing water on city streets
  3. Stay off roadways during storm
  4. Do not drive or walk through standing water (unknown depth can cause car to stall and endanger lives)
  5. Be alert for and stay far from downed power lines

PROVISIONS FOR THE HOUSE

  1. Water for drinking and sanitation (one gallon per person per day for at least three days)
  2. Non-perishable food (at least three-day supply)
  3. Battery-powered radio and extra batteries
  4. Flashlight and extra batteries
  5. Fire extinguisher
  6. First aid kit
  7. Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties
  8. Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  9. Manual can opener for food
  10. Fully charged cell phone (and chargers)
  11. Prescription medications (filled)
  12. Infant formula and diapers
  13. Pet food and extra water for your pet
  14. Waterproof container for Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account
  15. records
  16. Matches and/or lighters
  17. Personal hygiene items
  18. Paper cups/plates, paper towels and plastic utensils