City Commission has moved decisively to ensure that our
community recovers quickly from a storm. In the event of a
devastating hurricane, the City has established a Disaster
Services and Recovery Complex at the Howard C. Forman Human
Services campus on University Drive. To ensure your safety and
reduce our dependence on outside agencies in the days
immediately after a storm, the Forman campus will provide:
a self-supporting field kitchen that will have the
capability of serving 20,000 meals a day.
This will be important
if neighborhoods are devastated by a Category 3 or above
hurricane. The City has also secured service contracts for
ice and water, which will distributed at strategic locations.
Please Check the latest
Information Bulletin for these commodity distribution sites.
With a prolonged power outage, protecting our city is critical.
The City is installing tanks with the capacity of storing
100,000 gallons of fuel at seven locations. This fuel supply
will ensure disaster response vehicles can continue to operate.
In the event of a severe storm, more than 300 men and women
serving in our department will work 24/7 to protect lives and
property. We are prepared to mobilize all the law
enforcement and security resources available to protect you and
The City is working with Broward County to ensure public safety
on our roads. The Pembroke Pines Police Department will deploy
generators and solar powered signals at critical intersections.
This year, the roads will be safer due to a backup supply of
thousands of stop sign, traffic barricades and safety cones,
which will free Police Department personnel to respond to
With the power out, our drinking water and wastewater treatment
systems will grind to a halt without backup power and fuel.
year, the Public Services Department has purchased 16 new
generators to keep these systems running, ensuring that our
water supply will be safe and our environment will be free from
In the weeks after a storm, our citizens and City workers will
be working hard to clear debris. Two national contractors are on
call to mobilize equipment and workers to help clear the streets
and remove vegetative and other debris.
South Florida has just experienced the busiest consecutive years
in hurricane history and this pattern is predicted to continue
for the next 10 to 20 years. We now know how important it is for
City managers to be prepared and ready to speed our community’s
recovery in the aftermath. We also know that every individual
needs to take these preparations seriously – so that we can work
as a team to ensure that everyone, including our children,
neighbors, the elderly and those with special needs – stays safe
when the next storm arrives.