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 Hurricane Wilma
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Updated 11-05-05

County curfews
Curfews have been lifted for all of Palm Beach County.

Palm Beach County public schools will be closed for the rest of the week and reopen Monday.

Latest from FPL
42,000 powerless
Martin: 100% restored
St. Lucie: 100% restored

Important contact numbers

FPL outages: (800) 468-8243
Blue tarps: (888) ROOF-BLU
Insurance hot line: (800) 227-8676
FEMA: (800) 621-3362 or
Price gouging: 1-800-HELPFLA

Red Cross Chapters

Palm Beach County:(561) 833-7711 or 1-800-REDCROS (800-733-2767)
Martin County:(772) 287-2002
St. Lucie County:(772) 461-3950
Okeechobee County branch(of Palm Beach County chapter): (863) 763-2488

Palm Beach County Departments

Palm Tran: (561) 841-4200
Animal Care & Control: (561) 233-1200
Disabled Transportation Assistance Program: (561) 649-9848
Special care shelters: (561) 712-6400
Emergency medical services division: (561) 712-6400
Building code compliance: (561) 233-5100

Better Business Bureau of Palm Beach, Martin & St. Lucie Counties:
(561) 842-1918 in Palm Beach County
(772) 335-2017 in Martin and St. Lucie
Or call: (800) 834-1267


Boil-water order in effect for those residents notified in person.
Regular schedule for household garbage collection has resumed. Recyclables are not yet being collected. Hurricane debris is being collected along curbs and road shoulders. Separate hurricane debris from household garbage.
The building division is issuing emergency building permits. There is no charge, but an application must be completed. Call (561) 741-2286.
Some town parks open. Call (561) 741-2666.
The building division is issuing tarps on a limited basis. Call (561) 741-2665.
General information available beginning today at (561) 746-5134.
FEC Railway crossing at Alternate A1A and Riverside Drive is closed. The crossing barricades will remain at that intersection until power is restored to the signals. Dakota Drive, between Greenway Drive and Central Boulevard, is closed until further notice.
Town Hall is open for regular business. Call (561) 746-5134.
Para Espanol, (561) 741-2413.
FEMA has set up a mobile disaster recovery center at the intersection of Military Trail and Indiantown Road.


This page contains links to many of our handy step-by-step guides to preparing for and surviving a hurricane.

Before the storm

Make your storm plan
What to do now to make sure you're ready when a storm arrives. Tips for inside and outside the home.

Your yard
Trim trees now plus tips on what to do when a storm approaches and what natives fared best in 2004.

Regulations have changed, so check your policy. Tips on assessing the value of your property plus a contact list.

Shopping list
Here's what you should buy now. Don't wait for a storm, when lines will be long and supplies short.

Last-minute checklist
What to do inside and outside right before a storm arrives.
Remember, conditions will deteriorate rapidly.

After the storm

Protect your family, home
Important safety tips to avoid accidents, how to live without electricity
and the first things you should do when beginning cleanup/repairs.

Food and water
How to decide
what will keep and what to get rid of plus safe water
handling and purification tips.
Cleaning the fridge

Hiring a roofer
How to
safely inspect your house,tips on hiring a contractor
plus contact numbers and Web sites for checking credentials.

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