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Mayor Steve Geller to Broward County residents: Prepare for hurricane season now

Broward County Mayor Steve Geller asked residents to prepare for the hurricane season during a news conference Friday in Plantation, Fla.
Broward County Mayor Steve Geller asked residents to prepare for the hurricane season during a news conference Friday in Plantation, Fla. (Copyright 2020 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.)

PLANTATION, Fla. – Mayor Steve Geller said it’s too early to know the effect that Elsa ― a tropical storm that strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane Friday — will have on Broward County. He added now is the time to prepare for a hurricane.

Geller said the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Port Everglades are fully operational Friday afternoon and officials will continue to assess the situation as Elsa approaches Florida. He asked residents to follow weather updates over the weekend.

“Please prepare now for the entire hurricane season,” Geller said.

The mayor said residents need to make sure they have fuel in their cars and cash. They also need to have water, non-perishable food, batteries, medical equipment, and other supplies in store.

“There is going to be a lot of other times during hurricane season when we will at least be alarmed about it,” Geller said.

Geller also asked residents to follow emergency updates on Broward County’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. For more information, visit Broward County’s hurricane season page.

TRAGEDY IN SURFSIDE

Geller also added Broward County is willing to do whatever Miami-Dade County needs to assist the town of Surfside with the aftermath of the building collapse.

“We have provided resources from every city and additional search-and-rescue dogs,” Geller said.

Watch the news conference

Complete coverage: Tracking Elsa


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The Emmy Award-winning journalist joined the Local 10 News team in 2013. She wrote for the Miami Herald for more than 9 years and won a Green Eyeshade Award.