UPDATE #3 - Sunday, September 1st, 2019
PLEASE DO NOT DROP YOUR GUARD ON HURRICANE DORIAN. THIS STORM IS STILL VERY DANGEROUS AND CAN STILL CHANGE DIRECTION WITH THE EVER CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS. ALL CLOSURES AND RESCHEDULINGS WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
- City of Bartow Administrative Offices will be closed Monday, September 2nd through Wednesday, September 4th.
- The City Commission Meeting for the 2020 Budget and Taxes scheduled for Wednesday, September 4th has been cancelled and rescheduled for Wednesday September 11th.
- Garbage and Trash Collection for the Labor Day Week will be as follows:
- Monday's regular collection will be rescheduled to Thursday, September 5th.
- Tuesday's regular collection will be scheduled to Friday, September 6th.
- Wednesday's regular collection will be rescheduled to Saturday, September 7th.
- Thursday's regular collection will be rescheduled to Sunday, September 8th.
PLEASE DO NOT PLACE GARBAGE/RECYCLING CANS OR LOOSE MATERIALS (SUCH AS TREE CUTTINGS OR OTHER DEBRIS) AT THE CURB BEFORE THE ABOVE RESCHEDULED COLLECTION DAY. UNDER STORM CONDITIONS, SUCH ITEMS ARE LIKELY TO BE BLOWN INTO STREETS, STORM DRAINS AND ADJACENT PROPERTIES AND MAY CAUSE DAMAGE TO PERSONS, VEHICLES AND HOMES.
- City of Bartow Utilities Status are as follows:
- Electric: No Current Service Interruptions
- Water: No Current Service Interruptions
- Waste Water: No Current Service Interruptions
- City Streets do not have any blockage(s) or closures.
- No Flooding has been reported.
From the National Weather Service - Specific to Bartow
- Hurricane Dorian
- Sustained tropical force winds are possible over eastern Polk & Highlands counties. This threat has increased since yesterday, mainly due to an expected increase in the size of Dorian’s wind field.
- A Tropical Storm Watch remains in effect for Polk and Highlands counties. The greatest potential for a period of sustained tropical storm force winds (39 to 73 mph) is across the eastern Polk - Starting earliest Mon 4pm most likely Tues 4am ending Wed 2am
- For West Central and Southwest Florida
- Monitor track of Dorian through Tuesday. If Dorian remains on track, impacts across most of west-central and southwest Florida are still expected to be minimal.
- The threat for Tropical storm force winds remains for inland areas, especially eastern Polk and Highlands counties.
- Dorian’s track results in a tight gradient in forecast rainfall between the east coast and Sumter, Polk, Highlands counties. Any westward shift can increase these amounts to the west. Est. 2 to 3 inches