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Shortly before noon Sunday, Broward County was placed under a Tropical Storm Watch as winds of up to 73 miles per hour are possible.
As Hurricane Dorian pushes through the Caribbean at near record strength and speed, counties across South Florida are preparing for tropical storm and even hurricane force winds that could strike in the coming days.
Miami-Dade has not issued any alerts as of Sunday morning, but officials are advising caution as the storm still could deliver tropical storm strength winds of 40 miles an hour or more to parts of the area.
Shortly before noon Sunday, Broward County was placed under a Tropical Storm Watch as winds of up to 73 miles per hour are possible within the next 48 hours. Both Miami International Airport and Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood International Airport remain open at this time, but service will be suspended once winds reach 55 miles per hour.
Broward County public schools and the district office will be closed on Tuesday as well. American Heritage School will close both its Plantation and Boca Raton campuses on Tuesday as well.
Florida Department of Transportation officials will begin closing drawbridges at Andrew Avenue, 3rd Avenue and Southwest 7th Avenue by 2:30 p.m. and all drawbridges in the area will be closed by 8 p.m.
Port Everglades will be closing at 6 p.m. Sunday while all parks, libraries and animal care shelters will be closed until further notice.
Tolls have been suspended on three major roadways – the Turnpike, Alligator Alley and Sawgrass Expressway – in the area.
A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Andros Island and for the east coast of Florida from north of Deerfield Beach to the Volusia/Brevard County Line.
A tropical storm warning is in effect from north of Deerfield Beach to Sebastian Inlet in Florida.
Mandatory evacuations have been ordered in Palm Beach County for residential structures in Zone A and Zone B as of 1 p.m. Sunday. Click here for more information. For a Palm Beach County “Know Your Zone” map, click here.
“Zone A includes mobile homes, sub-standard housing and low-lying areas prone to water intrusion,” Palm Beach County officials wrote in a statement. “Zone B generally includes the barrier islands, land areas north and south of the Jupiter Inlet, and other surge-vulnerable areas south along the Intracoastal Waterway to the Broward County line.”