Tropical Storm Nicole made landfall overnight at North Hutchinson Island and is beginning to weaken gradually while also moving Northwestward away from the coastal area of Palm Beach. Hurricane Warnings, Tropical Storm Warning, and Storm Surge Warnings have all been discontinued for the area as of the 7:00 AM advisory from the National Hurricane Center.
The Town fared well and did not experience any significant damage from the impacts of this tropical system. However, there are several traffic signals out in the midtown area that should be treated as a 4-way stop until they are back in service. There are also downed power lines that are on the north end of the island that have already been marked and reported to FPL for repair.
Officials are warning the public to avoid any power lines discovered after the storm passes, as all lines should be considered energized and dangerous. All downed power lines should be reported to the fire department immediately by calling 911 emergency.
Town Operations/Closure notices:
Town Hall will reopen today, November 11, at noon.
Recycling, residential garbage and yard waste collection services will resume later today, Thursday, November 10.
Landscape crews have permission to work on Friday, November 11 (which is technically a Town Holiday). This work has been deemed permissible to help with post storm clean up.
Beaches will remain closed today due to surf conditions but are expected to open tomorrow morning.
Phipps Ocean Park and Seaview Park Tennis Centers will be closed today, but are expected to open tomorrow morning, November 11.
Palm Beach Par 3 will be closed today but expected to open tomorrow. Al Fresco will be open.
The Mandel Recreation Center will open at noon, today.
For more information, please stay connected by visiting the Town of Palm Beach website at http://www.TownofPalmBeach.com and signing up for Town of Palm Beach Alerts.
To track power outages, this FPL link is very helpful: https://www.fplmaps.com