Hurricane Ian Update – Sept 28, 2022 10AM

Public Safety  |  September 27, 2022

September 28, 2022 10:00 AM

The Town of Palm Beach and the rest of Palm Beach County remain under a Tropical Storm Warning due to the effects of Hurricane Ian. A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected within the warning area, generally within 36 hours.

Hurricane Ian is currently moving through the Southeast Gulf of Mexico and is forecast to continue to strengthen as the system approaches the southwest coast of Florida today. Regardless of the exact landfall location, hazardous conditions will extend well away from the system’s center.

South Florida can expect multiple rounds of heavy rainfall associated with rainbands that may lead to flooding across all of South Florida. Rainfall totals may range from 4 to 8 inches through Thursday, with locally higher totals possible. Flash-flooding will be possible in this environment. Hazardous marine and beach conditions are expected. Tropical Storm force winds are expected to arrive in the area at approximately 2:00 pm today.

Town of Palm Beach Public Works crews are constantly monitoring for drainage issues that can be cleared by the on-call personnel who will remove any debris that may block a roadway or drain. Due to weather conditions, the collection of vegetative debris, residential/commercial garbage, and recycling will be suspended today. Collection is expected to continue tomorrow.

Building Department permit intakes have been suspended for today. Scheduled inspections will be conducted, based on weather conditions. Town Hall will close to in-person visits today at 1:00 p.m.

The ARCOM meeting will be held today until 1:00 p.m. Remainder of the meeting agenda will be rescheduled to October 25, 2022.

The Palm Beach Par 3, Al Fresco restaurant, Phipps Ocean Park Tennis, and Seaview Tennis will be closed today. The Mandel Recreation Center and Fitness Center will close at 1:00 p.m. Due to heavy rain amounts already received, the Palm Beach Par 3 will also be closed tomorrow.

Town officials warn the public to remain cautious on local roadways as weather conditions deteriorate. As previously stated, heavy rainfall is likely the main threat, with gusty winds, rip currents, and waterspouts/tornadoes possible as additional threats. Please remain cautious and connected to local media outlets for more information as Hurricane Ian approaches.

Hurricane Ian track 9-28-22 11 AM


September 27, 2022 5:30 PM

The Town of Palm Beach and the rest of Palm Beach County are currently under a Tropical Storm Warning due to the effects of Hurricane Ian. A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area, generally within 36 hours.

Hurricane Ian made landfall over western Cuba as a major hurricane earlier this morning, and is forecast to continue strengthening as it enters the Gulf of Mexico waters this morning. While a direct landfall to South Florida remains unlikely at this time, eastward shifts in the forecast track means increasing concern for greater impacts across our region. Hazardous conditions will extend well away from the center of the system. The following hazardous conditions can be expected for South Florida.

Major rainfall flooding is possible over all of South Florida through Thursday morning as bands of heavy rain develop and move over the region. A Flood Watch remains in effect for the Florida Peninsula, with the possibility of 4-8” of rain locally and higher amounts in some areas.

Town of Palm Beach Public Works crews are constantly monitoring for drainage issues that can be cleared by the on-call personnel who will remove any debris that may block a roadway or drain. Residential and commercial garbage and yard waste collection will remain on schedule, weather permitting. Recycling collection will not take place until further notice.

Construction projects will continue as weather allows. Building inspections can be scheduled tomorrow as well. Tomorrow’s ARCOM meeting will be held as scheduled.

The Palm Beach Par 3 and the Seaview and Phipps Ocean Park Tennis Centers will be closed tomorrow. The Mandel Recreation Center will be open.
Town officials warn the public to remain cautious on local roadways as weather conditions are expected to deteriorate later this evening. As previously stated, heavy rainfall is likely to be the main threat, with gusty winds, rip currents, and waterspouts/tornadoes possible as additional threats. Please remain cautious and connected to local media outlets for more information as Hurricane Ian approaches.

Hurricane Ian 9-27-22 8PM


September 27, 2022 9:30 AM

A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for Coastal Palm Beach, Inland Broward, Inland Miami-Dade, Inland Palm Beach, and Metro Palm Beach due to the effects of Hurricane Ian. A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible somewhere within the watch area, generally within the next 48 hours.

The National Weather Service has also placed all of South Florida, including, the Town, under a Tornado Watch until 5pm this evening. This watch is expected to be continued until Hurricane Ian travels North. A Tornado watch means that conditions are favorable for a tornadic activity.

Tropical storm-force winds will continue to spread from south to north over the Florida Keys and southern Peninsula Tuesday morning and afternoon. Tropical storm-force winds may begin as early as Tuesday evening across portions of South Florida and Wednesday morning across Central Florida. A Flood Watch remains in effect for all of the Florida Peninsula, with the possibility of 4-6” of rain possible locally and higher amounts of 8“ in some areas.

Town officials warn the public to remain cautious on local roadways as weather conditions are expected to deteriorate later this evening. As previously stated, heavy rainfall is likely to be the main threat, with gusty winds, rip currents, and waterspouts/tornadoes possible as additional threats. Please remain cautious and connected to local media outlets for more information as Hurricane Ian approaches.

Hurricane Ian 8-27-22 8AM

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