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PBC Emergency Response Activity Summary #6

For immediate release: 4:30 P.M. September 3, 2012
Contact: Public Affairs 561-662-7549

Palm Beach County continues to work in response to Tropical Storm Isaac. County employees are working in the field, county offices and the Emergency Operations Center.

Due to the diminished number of requests for humanitarian assistance in the Wellington, Loxahatchee, The Acreage, and Deer Run areas, as of 3:00 pm, Monday September 3, 2012, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue along with all assisting agencies scaled back storm-related relief efforts. Although this relief effort is being scaled back, Palm Beach County will continue to accept requests through the county’s Emergency Information Center (EIC) at 561-712-6400 for storm-related recovery assistance.

Below is a summary of the response efforts and facts about current operations in Palm Beach County:

  • The Emergency Operations Center remains at Level 2 activation.

  • All Palm Beach County schools will resume session tomorrow.

  • The Solid Waste Authority set up garbage and recycling trucks and personnel in The Acreage. This service will continue Tuesday, September 4 through Wednesday, September 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the following locations:

    • Acreage Community Park, 6701 140th Avenue North, one block south of Orange Boulevard
    • Temple Park, Temple Blvd. 2.5 miles west of Seminole Pratt Whitney Rd.

  • Fish Kills - Many residents are reporting dead fish. Wildlife officials will not come out to collect dead fish. Palm Beach County has contracted a private vendor to collect dead fish from reported canals. Residents can take properly bagged dead fish to a Solid Waste Authority pickup location. Fish must be double-bagged or single-bagged in a container weighing no more than 50 pounds.

  • Animal Care and Control is collecting donated feed supplies to assist livestock owners. Items needed are horse feed (any brand of pelleted grain feed); chicken feed; goat feed; hay. Donations may be delivered to the main shelter, 7100 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach. Note: no cash donations, feed only please.

  • The Palm Beach County Health Department is working with the county to address concerns with public health issues. Palm Beach County Mosquito Control successfully sprayed 270,000 acres in the west-central area Friday evening.

  • The county’s Emergency Information Center activated on 8/26/12 and has responded to 3,624 calls from the public.
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