HOLLYWOOD (CBSMiami) – Whipping winds and rain bands from Tropical Storm Isaac made for a miserable Sunday in Broward County.
But it could have been a lot worse.
On Sunday the county’s Emergency Operations Center was only partially activated.
Libraries across the county were open on Sunday. On Monday, all government agencies and parks will be open. However the Broward County 17th Circuit Court, the district’s public schools, the Clerk of the Court and Court Administrator’s Office and the Broward County Property Appraiser’s Office will be closed Monday.
Broward County Transit services and Paratransit services will resume normal schedules on Monday at 4:30 a.m.
There have only been about 160 flights in and out of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport that have been canceled. Travelers are encouraged to check with their airline for latest updates.
EOC chief Chuck Lanza said he did have reports of some standing water, but no reports of widespread flooding.
Some curious residents and tourists alike hit Ft. Lauderdale and Hollywood Beach just to see what it was like.
Along Hollywood Beach, double red flags were flying indicating the beach was closed and no one should go in the water.
Gusty winds in the 35 to 45 mph range battered those on the city’s famed Broadwalk.
“It’s a little crazy out here,” said a young woman visiting from the Czech Republic. “I came for sun and everything and now this. I only came out for a little while and then I’m going to go back to the hotel.”
All garbage collection in the City of Hollywood will take place per normal collection schedules on Monday morning. Residents are asked to secure their grey garbage carts and blue recycling carts on their property throughout the course of the storm.
The county had opened four shelters; two special needs shelters and two general population shelters. As of 7 a.m. Sunday, there were five occupants in the general population shelters and 22 occupants in the special needs shelters.
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