For SWA Employees

All SWA employees should report for their regular shift on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015.

This is the last update for Tropical Storm Erika. (Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:10 p.m.)

Once a Storm Is Named

PBC LogoPalm Beach County's Division of Emergency Management has activated the Emergency Operations Center to Level 3 (Monitoring) due to Tropical Storm ‪#Erika. Learn how to prepare your family by visiting

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Do not cut down trees or do major yard work. There is not enough equipment or manpower to handle additional material before the storm makes landfall.

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Learn more about what do during and after a storm»
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Before a Storm Occurs

From PBC Emergency Management: Know your zone!
  1. Make a plan (with your family, and include your pets) 
  2. Build a kit (for your household) 
  3. Get involved (volunteer) 
  4. Be informed (connect) F
Find out what should be on your emergency supply shopping list (PDF)» 

All major cutting of vegetation (i.e., tree removal) should be completed long before June 1, the beginning of hurricane season. Do all major cutting/tree removal from December 1 through April 30.

Learn more about how to prepare for hurricane season»

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Hurricane FAQs
View frequently asked questions about hurricane preparedness and debris pickup.