MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Palm Beach County officials held a press briefing on Thursday afternoon to discuss preparations for Hurricane Dorian.
County officials urge all residents to actively monitor Hurricane Dorian over the next 24 hours and consider the timing for implementing any protective actions.READ MORE: FIU President Mark Rosenberg Resigns, Cites Health Issues
Officials say residents should have food and water to last 5-7 days and prescriptions should be filled as soon as possible.
CBS4’s Ty Russell’s report:
They also said they will be making a decision on the opening of shelters if needed, which will include the Special Needs Shelter and the Pet Friendly Shelter.READ MORE: Code Red Lockdown Lifted At South Plantation High
They remind Palm Beach County residents that evacuations are dependent on storm surge, not wind speeds and will be determined based on the dangers to the coast and to areas around Lake Okeechobee.
Residents living in areas away from the coast and lake do not need to evacuate, officials said.
Officials say if evacuations are ordered, residents should consider evacuating miles, not hundreds of miles. Those who are not in evacuation zones should shelter in place.MORE NEWS: Broward Public School Teachers Getting Raises
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