Broward officials encourage campers to vacate public parks as storm threatens Florida coast

Broward County officials met at the emergency center on Tuesday in Plantation.

PLANTATION, Fla. – Broward County’s mayor, schools superintendent, and supervisor of elections met at the county’s emergency operation center on Tuesday in Plantation.

Mayor Michael Udine, Superintendent Vickie Cartwright, and Supervisor of Elections Joe Scott said they were preparing for the effects of Tropical Storm Nicole.

“We will continue to monitor the storm,” Udine said adding public transit will continue to operate on “a normal schedule” until weather conditions worsen.

Broward County officials encouraged campers to vacate C.B. Smith, Easterlin, Markham, and Topeekeegee Yugnee parks since these will close if the National Hurricane Center issues a hurricane warning.

The Athletic fields at Brian Piccolo, Central Broward, Sunview, and Tradewinds are scheduled to close on Wednesday and Thursday, and Deerfield Island Park will be closed from Friday to Sunday.

Broward County was under a tropical storm warning, a hurricane watch, and a storm surge watch. Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport and Port Everglades remained operational.

Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a state of emergency, as the storm threatened Florida’s east coast.

For more information about the Broward County government changes during the storm, visit this page.

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