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Opa-locka News

Posted on: September 19, 2017

Keeping our residents safe and informed

Parks and Recreation Department Notifications:
• All City of Opa-locka parks will reopen on Monday, September 18, 2017, at which time all park rentals and programming at these parks (afterschool, fall session, football and all youth sports) will resume. The list of parks opening tomorrow include:

City Hall Hours of Operation:
City Hall hours of operation are 8:00AM - 5:00PM on Monday through Friday.

Access to Disaster Help and Resources through FEMA:
• FEMA assistance is available for residents who have experienced property damage or loss directly caused by Hurricane Irma.
• Online: Visit www.disasterassistance.gov for Information, support, services, and a means to access and apply for disaster assistance
• By Phone: 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). For those hard of hearing call 1-800-4627585.

Power Restoration:
As of 4PM this afternoon, FPL has restored power to 6,850 Opa-locka customers. 310 Opa-locka customers remain without power. If the power is on next door but yours is not, make certain that your home or business is ready to receive power by checking the connection to FPL. Click here to learn how in the latest news release from FPL.

Updates from the Miami-Dade County Department of Solid Waste Management:
• Normal garbage collection has resumed.
• Recycling collection through their private companies is back today for residents who have their scheduled days this week.
• All of the MDC landfills, transfer stations and Trash and Recycling Centers (TRC's) have been fully operational and have worked throughout the weekend.
• The debris removal process is heavily regulated by FEMA. They have approximately 140 trucks with crews that hit the streets this morning. Projections indicate that they will collect approximately 400,000 tons of debris. That is a significantly higher tonnage than what they collect in a full year. They are committed to working daily, around the clock, to make this happen. Please know that it took the County almost 90 days after Wilma to collect all of the hurricane debris.
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