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Post-Irma Waste Pickup
Sept. 15

Utility Systems Post-Storm Message
Sept. 11 @ 8:32 a.m.

Overnight update from PSL's EOC
Sept. 10 @ 11:44 p.m.

Stay Inside Until the Storm Passes!
Sept. 10 @ 9:10 p.m.

Hurricane Irma Update from PSL's EOC
Sept. 10 @ 7:30 p.m.

A look into Port St. Lucie shelters
Sept. 10

Mayor's Message on Hurricane Irma
Sept. 10

Mayor & Anderson Cooper (CNN)
Phone Interview
Sept. 10 at 12:13 a.m.

Mayor & Channel 5 Interview
Sept. 9 at 9:30 p.m.

City Manager Russ Blackburn
Facebook Live Update
Sept. 9 at 3:44 p.m.

Mayor & Fox News Phone Interview
Sept. 9

Mayor Gregory J. Oravec & City Manager
Russ Blackburn Facebook Live Update
Sept. 8 at 3:44 p.m.

Residents Come Together to Prepare
Sept. 8

Flood Interactive Map Explanation
Sept. 7

Hurricane Irma Update #2
Sept. 7

The Mayor, City Manager, and Chief of
Police Facebook Live Update
Sept. 6 at 4:12 p.m.

Need Water? Don't panic!
Sept. 6

Hurricane Irma Preparations
Sept. 5

City Manager's Hurricane Irma Update #1
Sept. 5

Hurricane Irma Update

Utility Customers: (772) 873-6400

Debris Removal Hotline:
Phone: (772) 529-0934
E-mail: psldebris2017@gmail.com

Waste Pro Customers: (772) 595-9390

Resident Questions: (772) 871-7315
Media Inquiries Only: (772) 873-6326

Latest Updates

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 3 p.m.

Updates for Wednesday Sept. 20, 2017

Press Release: Residents can use new interactive map for storm-debris collection updates

Hurricane Irma Debris Map
How to use the Debris Map Video

Updates for Tuesday Sept. 19, 2017

All water depots will be closed as of Sept. 19, 2017.

Facility & Parks Open/Closed List

Updates for Friday Sept. 15, 2017

Treasure Coast Accomodations Available for Those Impacted by Hurricane Irma

Facility & Parks Open/Closed List

Updates for Thursday Sept. 14, 2017

Media Advisory on Hurricane Irma #18

Health Department in St. Lucie is Open

Flood Information Sheet

Health Risks Associated with Mold

Gas stations with available gas

BEWARE... Suspicious activity involving cable contractor reported

The Department of Economic Opportunity has launched the Disaster Unemployment Assistance Program to provide temporary income support to eligible individuals in counties approved for FEMA Individual Assistance. To file for DUA or for more information go to www.FloridaJobs.org or call 1-800-385-3920.

The Department of Economic Opportunity has launched the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program to provide support to businesses that suffered economic or physical damage from Hurricane Irma. To complete an application by the Oct. 31, 2017, deadline, visit www.floridadisasterloan.org. For more information contact the Florida Small Business Development Center Network at 850-898-3489 or email Disaster@FloridaSBDC.org.

The Florida Virtual Business Emergency Operations Center business damage assessment surveying tool has been activated for businesses to report damages resulting from Hurricane Irma. Businesses are encouraged to visit http://www.flvbeoc.org. Click on Hurricane Irma.

Temporary Disaster Unemployment Benefits: www.disasterassistance.gov


FEMA Information

  • If Port St. Lucie and any St. Lucie County residents suffered property damage or loss directly caused by Hurricane Irma, they are urged to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and apply for disaster assistance – even if they have insurance.
  • Help may be available for uninsured or underinsured losses or when insurance claims are not promptly settled.
  • Residents must first act through their individual Insurance companies.
  • A vast number of people are registering for assistance.
    • FEMA is working to make the process as simple and easy-to-understand as possible but back-to-back major disasters have stretched resources.
  • It typically takes FEMA a few weeks to process an application, but it has been standing up additional call centers to support the high volume of registrations from Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida.
  • Help from FEMA for homeowners and renters can include grants for rent, temporary housing, home repairs to primary residences as well as other serious disaster-related needs.
    • The assistance FEMA provides is limited and intended to meet survivors’ basic needs and to help them on their way to recovery, not compensate for all their losses.
  • There are several ways to register with FEMA:
    • Go online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov. Or, if residents have a smartphone, download the FEMA app at https://www.fema.gov/mobile-app.
    • Online registration is the quickest way to register for assistance, but if there is no access to the internet, residents can call 800-621-3362.  For TTY call 800-462-7585.
    • Residents also can register with FEMA at a Disaster Recovery Center when it arrives to St Lucie County in the weeks to come.  Locations will be listed at www.fema.gov/DRC, or available via the FEMA app.

Updates for Wednesday Sept. 13, 2017

Media Advisory on Hurricane Irma #17

FEMA Invdividual Assistance Program Fact Sheet - View Flyer

Gas stations with available gas

Hire Licensed Contractors!
Please view Tips For Hiring a Licensed Contractor and the DBPR Natural Disaster Guide Tips.

Permit Requirements
Please refer to this list to determine if a permit is required for repairs to storm damage.

Updates for Tuesday Sept. 12, 2017

Media Advisory on Hurricane Irma #16

Media Advisory on Hurricane Irma #15

Gas stations with available gas

St. Lucie EDC Business Damage Assessment Survey

Whipsering Pines Park Closed/ Minsky Gym Open: read more
As power has been restored to the facility, please know that while Whispering Pines Park remains closed to the public due to storm debris, Minsky Gym will be open to the public today, Tuesday, September 12, 2017,  for Open Gym from 12 noon to 5 p.m. Open Gym is available for youth for $.70/child and for adults for $1.30/person. Hope to see you all there.

Civic Center Recreation & Fitness Center Opening: read more
Effective Wednesday, September 13, 2017, the Civic Center Recreation & Fitness Center will be re-opened to the public, resuming their normal hours of operation from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Recreation members are encouraged to visit the Civic Center and the Humana Fitness & Wellness Center for their active lifestyle needs.

Civic Center Interactive Fountain: The Fountain is open daily until dusk.

Thank you and we appreciate your support as we safeguard our facilities for your family and community.

Updates for Monday Sept. 11, 2017

Media Advisory on Hurricane Irma #14

Media Advisory on Hurricane Irma #13

Media Advisory on Hurricane Irma #12

AccessPSL APP:
Report concerns, street flooding, road blockages, and missing street signs on the City's AccessPSL APP, available for IOS and Android. [Download on IOS - Download on ANDROID]

No Boil Water Notice - Port St. Lucie water customers DO NOT have to boil water.

Updates for Sunday Sept. 10, 2017

Media Advisory on Hurricane Irma #11

Shelter Space Availability as of 8 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 10:

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  • Bayshore Elementary: 87%
  • Floresta Elementary: 87%
  • Morningside Elementary: 77%
  • Oak Hammock K-8 School: 84%
  • Parkway Elementary: 83%
  • Treasure Coast High School: 31%
  • WestGate K-8 School: 81%
  • Westwood High School (Pet Friendly): 49%
  • Havert Fenn Center (Special Needs): 62%

Updates for Saturday Sept. 9, 2017

Media Advisory on Hurricane Irma #10

Animal Control FAQs

The Florida of Department of Transportation:
The Florida Turnpike Fort Pierce and Fort Drum service plazas will be closed at 8:00 pm EDT.
The Canoe Creek, Turkey Lake, and Okahumpka Turnpike Service Plazas will remain open.
The remaining plazas will be closed from south to north as conditions worsen.

Updates for Friday Sept. 8, 2017

Media Advisory on Hurricane Irma #9

Media Advisory on Hurricane Irma #8

View Hurricane Irma Interactive Map


Important Waste Collection Info:
Waste Pro and the City have two waste trucks staged where residents can drop off existing yardwaste or trash. The trucks will be located at McChesney Park, 1585 SW Cashmere Blvd and Lyngate Park, 1301 SE Lyngate Dr. and will be available until 4 p.m. today. Please note that hazardous waste will not be accepted.

There will be no waste collection after today, Friday, Sept. 8, until after the storm passes. About 30 City of Port St. Lucie employees are out assisting Waste Pro today in collecting the large amount of waste that has been put out on curbs. Waste Pro employees have been working from 6 a.m. until midnight every day this week.

If today is NOT your regular pick-up day, please do not put any trash or debris by the curb. It will not be picked up until after the storm. If this pertains to you, please secure your waste and debris inside a garage or someplace safe.

Waste Pro and the City thank residents for their cooperation and patience.


Utility FAQs:

Q: If we lose power for an extended period of time, does sewage still work?
A: We recommend that you conserve water during a power outage, not because there will be a water shortage, but because water going down the drain or toilet will quickly fill up your sewer system. Without power, the system will not be able to pump the wastewater down. Please avoid taking long showers and running the dishwasher and washing machine, and only flush the toilet when absolutely necessary.

Q: If we lose power for an extended period of time, will I still have water?
A: City water customers will not be affected by a power outage. Our water treatment facilities will run on generator power. 

Residents on a well will be affected because your pump runs on electricity and without it, water cannot be pumped into your home.

Updates for Thursday Sept. 7, 2017

Media Advisory on Hurricane Irma #7

Media Advisory on Hurricane Irma #6

Media Advisory on Hurricane Irma #5

Water, Batteries, and Plywood List

St. Lucie County Emergency Special Needs Shelter Brochure

List of Cancellations & Closures

Be Prepared Tips

www.FloridaDisaster.org - Florida Division of Emergency Management Website

Shelters
St. Lucie County will open the special needs shelter on Friday, Sept. 8 at 9 a.m., which is located at the Havert L. Fenn Center, 2000 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce.  Residents planning to use the special needs shelter must pre-register at www.stlucieco.gov/eoc.

  • The schedule for openings has been revised: Four general population shelters will open Friday, Sept. 8 at 3 p.m. including:
  • Westwood High School, 1801 Angle Road, Fort Pierce, which will also serve as a pet-friendly shelter. Residents need to bring crates for their pets, as well as food, water and litter. All pets must have up-to-date vaccinations. Pets, along with their owners, will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Treasure Coast High School, 1000 SW Darwin Blvd. Port St. Lucie.
  • Westgate K-8 School, 1050 NE Cashmere Blvd., Port St. Lucie.
  • Fort Pierce Central High School, 4101 South 25th Street, Fort Pierce.

The rest of the general population shelters will open on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 9 a.m.:

  • Chester A Moore Elementary, 827 N 29th Street, Fort Pierce
  • Floresta Elementary, 1501 SE Floresta Drive, Port St Lucie
  • Lakewood Park Elementary, 7800 Indrio Road, Fort Pierce.
  • Morningside Elementary, 2300 SE Gowin Dr, Port St Lucie.
  • Oak Hammock Elementary, 1251 SW California Blvd, Port St Lucie.
  • Parkway Elementary School, 7000 NW Selvitz Rd, Port St Lucie. 
  • Samuel S. Gaines Academy, 2250 S Jenkins Rd, Fort Pierce.

Residents are reminded that shelters are places of last resort. Those planning to stay at a shelter should bring food, water, blankets, pillows and medications.

Sandbags are no longer available.

Waste Pro will not be able to pick up on Saturday, September 9:

  • Trash at the following zones:
    • Zone 2 – Verano / PGA
    • Zone 5 – Crosstown / Airoso
    • Zone 6 – Torino / St Lucie North / St. James
    • Zone 7 – Lake Charles / Lake Forest / Heatherwood
  • Yard waste at the following zones:
    • Zone 1- Tradition / Gatlin / Rosser
    • Zone 2- PGA / Verano
    • Zone 7- Tradition
  • Recycling at the following zone:
    • Zone 6- Country Club Estates

Updates for Wednesday Sept. 6, 2017

Gas stations with available gas

St. Lucie County Hurricane Irma Update, Sept. 6

Media Advisory on Hurricane Irma #4

Media Advisory on Hurricane Irma #3

Media Advisory on Hurricane Irma #2

Price Gouging Frequently Asked Questions


Sandbags available tomorrow! - view more information
Sandbags will be available to residents at the Port St. Lucie Public Works Compound, 450 SW Thornhill Drive, starting tomorrow at 10 a.m. until supplies last. First come, first serve. 10 sandbags max per vehicle.

Traffic Signal Preparation: View list of affected traffic signals

Please be advised that in anticipation of the approaching storm, Traffic Operations crews will be removing many of the signal heads from span wire intersections maintained by the City. This work will begin Thursday morning and should be completed by end of day. 

Any signals that are dark should be treated as a Multi-Way stop. Signals that have heads reduced will be operating normally, but any left turns not serviced by a left turn arrow should be completed with extreme caution.

Motorists should use caution when attempting to navigate these intersections with limited signal indications, as conflicting vehicles may not stop.

Updates for Tuesday Sept. 5, 2017

The City is in preparation for the pending storm. Stay tuned for frequent updates.

Media Advisory on Hurricane Irma #1


Hurricane Preparedness Quick Guide (PDF)

For traffic and highway real-time updates: www.fl511.com

St. Lucie County Shelter & Evacuation Map (PDF)

St. Lucie County Shelter Locator Interactive Map

Flood Zones Interactive Map - enter your address and search

Generator Safety Tips (PDF)

Emergency Agencies You Need To Know - TC Palm

WastePro Refuse Zones Map

  • If you live in Zones 6, 7, 8 and 9, your yard debris has been picked up by WastePro and no new piles will be collected. Please do not call to be placed on a list. Service will continue after the storm passes.

 

 

After the Storm Resources

Visit our Emergency Readiness Hurricanes and Storms Page for more information on what do before, during, and after a storm.

Hire Licensed Contractors! Please view Tips For Hiring a Licensed Contractor and the DBPR Natural Disaster Guide Tips.

Permit Requirements - Please refer to this list to determine if a permit is required for repairs to storm damage.


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