Residents can reach the Sunrise City Hall front desk at (954) 741- 2580 on weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. For additional information, please download our Hurricane Irma Assistance flyer.
Storm Debris Collection: General Guidelines
Citywide storm debris collection began the week of September 17 and will continue for the foreseeable future. The proper separation of storm debris and bulk trash is essential. In order to facilitate prompt and thorough pick-up, residents must follow these guidelines:
- Place all vegetation - including UNBAGGED leaves, logs, plants and tree branches - in one pile.
- Place all fencing and screen-enclosure debris generated by Hurricane Irma in a separate pile.
- These piles must be placed no more than six feet from the street.
- Only UNBAGGED storm debris will be collected.
- Any large items unrelated to Hurricane Irma - such as furniture, appliances, carpeting, etc. - must be piled separately from storm debris for collection on your regularly-scheduled bulk trash pickup day.
Storm Debris Collection in Private Communities
The Sunrise City Commission held an emergency meeting on September 15 and took unanimous action to authorize staff to collect hurricane debris in all City communities – including gated communities and communities with private roadways. This effort by the City Commission is intended to protect the health, safety, and welfare of Sunrise residents and to remove undue financial burdens from the residents of Sunrise. In order to be eligible, private communities are required to sign a Right-of-Entry agreement with the City. (Please click the link to download the form.) In addition to being mailed or faxed to the City as indicated, the completed and signed form can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or hand delivered to City Hall (10770 West Oakland Park Boulevard). For questions regarding the form, please call (954) 746-3431. Should a community determine the need to clear their site rapidly, they may do so; however, the City will not be able to obtain reimbursement for the community, and the City will not be responsible for any costs associated with the debris removal or disposal fees.
Stay informed about our recovery efforts through a variety of channels:
Operation Blue Roof
Was your roof damaged by Hurricane Irma? Through Operation Blue Roof, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractors will install a temporary roof covering at no cost to you. To find the nearest Operation Blue Roof site, call 888-ROOF-BLU (888-766-3258). Eligibility requirements are as follows:
- Only primary residences with standard shingled roofs are eligible.
- Metal roofs and mobile homes will be repaired as practical on a case-by-case basis.
- Roofs with greater than 50 percent structural damage are not eligible.
- You must sign a Right of Entry form to allow Corps staff and contractors to access your property and assess roof damage.
For additional information about program assistance, view the Operation Blue Roof flyers available in English and in Spanish. For do-it-yourself instructions, download the Corps' tarp installation guide.
Residents of Broward County with losses due to Hurricane Irma may now register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), according to state and federal officials. Individuals can register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or through the FEMA App.
Assistance for Business Owners
In accordance with the President’s disaster declaration, small businesses and most private nonprofit organizations in Broward County are eligible to apply for U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loans. These loans are designed to help meet working capital needs caused by Hurricane Irma, and are available regardless of whether your business suffered any physical property damage.
Interest rates are as low as 3.305 percent for businesses and 2.5 percent for nonprofit organizations, with terms up to 30 years. Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition.
Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Additional details on the locations of Disaster Recovery Centers and the loan application process can be obtained by calling the SBA Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an e-mail to email@example.com. The deadline to return economic injury applications is June 11, 2018.
Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans for Renters and Homeowners
The SBA is also offering assistance to homeowners and renters in regions affected by declared disasters - including Broward County. You can use disaster loans for a number of purposes, including real estate and personal property, if your insurance company and funding from FEMA doesn’t fully cover the disaster assistance you need. Residents are encouraged to apply online for a low-interest disaster loan, or call 800-659-2955 for additional information.