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Hollywood Power Outages Caused by Weather


April 12, 2023 - Flash Flood

During the afternoon and evening of April 12th, prolific rainfall occurred across southern and central metro Broward County, including the cities of Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Dania Beach, and Wilton Manors. Showers and thunderstorms repeatedly training over this urban corridor brought multiple hours with rainfall rates of 3-6 inches/hour, with total rainfall of 15-25 inches between Noon and Midnight. The highest measured rainfall amount was 25.91 at a WeatherSTEM gauge at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, with 20 inches falling between 4 and 10 PM. This rainfall rate has less than a 0.1% chance of being exceeded in any given year, and the rainfall over most of the Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood areas has an annual exceedance probability of no more than 0.5%. ||This extremely rare rainfall led to devastating impacts and crippled neighborhoods for several days. Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport was closed for nearly 40 hours due to high standing water. Over 1,100 buildings in Fort Lauderdale suffered damage, with 766 having major damage. Fort Lauderdale City Hall sustained major water damage and was considered a complete loss. At least 38,000 cubic yards of debris was collected in Fort Lauderdale. The city of Hollywood Waste Water plant sustained damage. Damage surveys revealed high water marks of over 3 feet inside homes in the Edgewood and Melrose Park neighborhoods of Fort Lauderdale, with 1-2 feet of standing water and high water marks in sections of Dania Beach and Hollywood. About 600 residents were displaced by the flood, with many being rescued from their homes by first responders. 22,000 residents were without power during the peak of the event, with the hardest hit areas remaining without it for days. Port Everglades, which supplies 100% of the fuel for the area (13 million gallons per day), suffered a 50% reduction in distribution due to submerged fuel pumps, with interruptions lasting over 10 days. This led to a fuel shortage across the area, with most South Florida gas stations having to close for days at a time. Nearly one thousand calls were made to local towing companies for abandoned/stranded vehicles in flooded water, with the number of vehicle insurance claims across the area in the thousands.||Damage totals were provided by Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood emergency management officials.

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January 16, 2022 - Thunderstorm Wind

Broadcast media reported via social media a downed tree and powerlines on Buchanan Street in Hollywood due to strong thunderstorm wind gusts. Estimated wind speeds in the 55 to 65 mph range.

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April 6, 2012 - Thunderstorm Wind

Several large trees and power lines were knocked down in Dania Beach near Federal Highway north of Sheridan Street. A chain link fence was also blown down.

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August 1, 2001 - Thunderstorm Wind

A HAM radio antenna was toppled into power lines and large branches were blown down.

Hollywood - Hollywood
July 17, 2001 - Thunderstorm Wind

Trees and power lines were blown down at 71 Street and Buchanan.

Hollywood - Hollywood


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Nov 3, 2022

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Oct 20, 2022

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Oct 18, 2022

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NEW YORK (PIX11) — FDNY and EMS radios were down in New York City for about two hours on Wednesday, forcing workers to pivot to a backup system, officials said. The emergency teams were impacted by a power outage at 11 MetroTech Centre. The outage, which happened around 11 a.m., caused server and internet issues. […]

Oct 12, 2022

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Oct 6, 2022

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A Broward County driver was arrested after going on a crash course, slamming into another car and narrowly missing a home.

Oct 4, 2022

Hurricane Ian Live Updates: DeSantis to give damage update

Hurricane Ian updates: Gov. Ron DeSantis will give an update on the efforts made in the wake of Hurricane Ian’s devastation in Florida from the state Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee on Friday morning.

Sep 30, 2022

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Did we lose power on Van Buran street

Janet | September 16, 2021  

No power Washington street

Bill | September 21, 2020  

We have a power outage due to a damaged transformer my number is 954-245-2868

JOSE L ALVAREZ | May 24, 2020  

Lost power 15 minutes ago for about 2 minutes. Now back on.

Jack Sparrow | February 15, 2020  

No power since 2 hours on Monroes st

Lech zalewski | February 15, 2020  

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What is Power Outage?

Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.

What Causes Power Outages?

  • Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
  • Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
  • Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.

What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?

  • Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
  • Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
  • Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
  • Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.

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Hollywood, Florida

City Hollywood
County Broward
State Florida (FL)
Country United States
Zip Codes 33019, 33020, 33021, 33022, 33023, 33024, 33025, 33026, 33027, 33029

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