Local governments are now issuing curfews across South Florida.
Broward County has issued a curfew starting at 4:00 pm and remains in effect until further notice.
A mandatory curfew will also be in place tonight in Coral Springs from 8:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m.
The City of Fort Lauderdale will enforce a Countywide curfew beginning at 4 p.m.
A barrier island curfew will be in effect for the City of Deerfield Beach and the Town of Hillsboro Beach at noon. A Citywide curfew for Deerfield Beach will also begin at noon.
The City of Miami Beach issues curfew starting at 8:00 p.m. Saturday – 7:00 a.m. Sunday.
A mandatory 3pm curfew will be in place in Palm Beach County until further notice
As CBS reports, Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief said, “When winds reach 45 mph, deputies will not be responding.”
Effects of the storm will get stronger throughout the day. “By 2 p.m., residents will start feeling tropical storm force winds,” she said.