As the impacts of Hurricane Matthew begin to bear down on West Palm Beach, city officials are advising local residents not to drive and to shelter in place immediately, until further notice.
With some in the city already experiencing power outages, West Palm Beach is asking residents not to contact the city about power outages but to instead them and downed power lines to FPL at 1-800-4OUTAGE.
Finally, city officials are also urging residents to check with local news outlets for information. They say they are being “inundated with calls about wind speed and evacuations.”
Call 911 only in case of emergency.