September 8, 2017 Edition - The News Palm Beachers Need to Know 
State of Emergency Declaration and Evacuation Order
Hurricane Irma 9-7-17 5pm
A State of Emergency has been declared for the Town of Palm Beach. The Town is now ordering an evacuation of the entire Island. Mayor Gail Coniglio said, "It is evident that Hurricane Irma continues to threaten the Town and the entire state of Florida with a potential landfall as a Category 4 storm. Our primary goal is safety and security of our residents. It is imperative that we initiate this evacuation order. Frequent alerts from the Town will continue prior, during and after the storm. Please be safe and wait for instructions from emergency officials after the storm passes." 
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2017 Palm Beach Hurricane Guide
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If you live on Palm Beach this is the information you need to prepare for a hurricane from hurricane kits, emergency numbers, evacuation routes and more.
Palm Beach Closely Monitoring Category 5 Hurricane Irma
Jay Boodheshwar
Jay Boodheshwar

Palm Beach is closely watching Hurricane Irma and taking steps to prepare for a possible Palm Beach County landfall, Deputy Town Manager Jay Boodheshwar said.
Hurricane Irma: Storm Triggers Rush for Palm Beach Employee ID Cards
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Employees of Palm Beach businesses swarmed the Police Department Tuesday to apply for voluntary identification cards they must have to get back on the island if Hurricane Irma prompts an evacuation order.
Director: Storm-Tested Palm Beach Police Prepared for Challenging Irma
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If Hurricane Irma blows through Palm Beach, the town's Police Department will be prepared, Public Safety Director Kirk Blouin said Tuesday. "I'm fully confident in our preparedness, should it land here," he said.
It's Lights Out if Irma Makes a Direct Hit, FPL Says
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Florida Power & Light Co. officials said Tuesday that if Hurricane Irma makes a direct hit to Florida, the electric grid and infrastructure could be extensively damaged, and some customers could experience more than one outage.
Tolls Suspended Across Florida in Preparation for Hurricane Irma
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) was ordered to suspend tolls across the state of Florida today by Gov. Rick Scott. The toll suspension begins at 5pm Tuesday.
Thinking About Leaving Ahead of Irma? Read This First
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It could still weave. It could still dodge. No matter. Three days and hundreds of miles before landfall, Irma is already wreaking havoc, clogging roadways and reviving gut-churning local memories of the big bad girls who preceded her: Frances, Jeanne, Wilma.
Hurricane Irma: Which Gas Stations Have Generators
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Palm Beach County emergency managers count 43 stations that could keep pumping petrol even if the lights go out. 

The Town of Palm Beach has canceled all scheduled public meetings, including the Recreation Commission, Underground Utilities Task Force and the Ordinance, Rules and Standards Committee, scheduled for Wednesday, September 6 through Friday, September 8, 2017 in order for Town staff to prepare for potential impacts from Hurricane Irma. Rescheduling information will be provided at a later date.
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The town is encouraging residents to subscribe to Hurricane Alerts on their website. You can choose between text (on your smartphone) and email alerts or both.

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Evacuation guidelines for the Town of Palm Beach
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Because Palm Beach is a vulnerable barrier island, it is likely to be evacuated when a hurricane threatens. Here are tips to help an evacuation go more smoothly:
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Gov. Rick Scott promises police escorts for oil tankers
Gov Rick Scott
Gov. Rick Scott says he is providing police escorts to whisk gas tankers to parched petrol pumps, and he has asked federal officials to temporarily end rules that  restrict fuel flows into Florida as Hurricane Irma threatens.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Irma Brings Beach Erosion Concerns
Hurricane Irma is on the minds of everyone here in South Florida especially those living along the beaches. Some of those beaches are still recovering from beach erosion caused by Hurricane Matthew nearly a year ago.
Read More (WFLX)
Hurricane Irma: Road Construction, Barriers Being Cleared
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Construction equipment, barriers and signs are starting to disappear from many highway projects and city streets. The plastic barrels and metal barricades designed to keep people from driving off unfinished ramps and roads will be removed so the safety devices don't become projectiles in high winds.
Read More (Sun Sentinel)
Tropical Storm Jose Expected to Become Hurricane, No Immediate Threat to Land
Hurricane Jose
Tropical Storm Jose is located around 1,255 miles east of the Lesser Antilles, and has maximum sustained winds of 60 mph, the National Hurricane Center said in its 5 a.m. ET advisory.