RIVIERA BEACH - As Hurricane Dorian bears down on south Florida, the City Council voted unanimously Friday to formally declare a state of emergency in the city, opening the door for enacting a response plan the city manager and department heads have created.
The City Council vote came during a Special Meeting called on Friday, August 30 in response to the hurricane. Just before that meeting, city officials met at the city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to update the plan.
The main point, says City Manager Jonathan E. Evans, is that everybody's on the team.
“A lot is happening with this hurricane, there’s been significant change every few hours,” he said. “The City Council’s decision allows us to move forward in protecting our residents, our facilities and our homes. That's what counts.”
Watch a video of his remarks following the Council’s vote below.