Hurricane Isaias Advisory #1
PORT ST. LUCIE – The City of Port St. Lucie is closely monitoring the path of Hurricane Isaias and is preparing for any potential weather impacts it could bring to the city this weekend. The City encourages residents to monitor the National Weather Service/National Hurricane Center for the latest updates on the storm track and intensity. Below are important points of information the City would like residents to keep in mind:
Sand Bags: The Port St. Lucie Public Works Department has set up a self-fill sandbag site at Cameo Blvd. and Crosstown Parkway, just west of Florida’s Turnpike. This site is now open from dusk until dawn, and the city recommends those utilizing this site bring their own shovels and sandbags.
Parks & Recreation: Events, programs and facilities remain status quo. At this time, all programming, events and facilities continue to operate per normal operating hours throughout the upcoming weekend. Staff is preparing the parks for the impacts of the hurricane.
Vegetative Debris Drop Off: Residents can bring their vegetative debris for disposal at four parks in the City until 5 p.m. today. The locations include: Lyngate Park (1301 SE Lyngate Drive), McChesney Park (1585 SW Cashmere Blvd.), Sportsman’s Park (201 NW Prima Vista Blvd.), and Whispering Pines Park (800 SW Darwin Blvd.) Staff are located at each debris site to ensure the residents are not illegally dumping the debris outside of the dumpster.
See map for locations.
Waste Collection: Waste Pro is running all normal routes through Saturday. Residents should refrain from placing large piles of debris out for pickup over the weekend. This includes trash and yard waste.
Utility Systems Customers: The City recommends that customers conserve water during a power outage, not because there will be a shortage of water, but because water going down the drain or toilet will quickly fill up your grinder or STEP tank. Without power, the wastewater cannot be pumped out of the tank.
To prevent your tank from quickly filling up, only flush when absolutely necessary, avoid taking long showers, and running the dishwasher or washing machine. The Utility Systems department will make every effort possible to pump out or pump down a customer's grinder or STEP system during the recovery period after a storm or hurricane. Learn more information about Storm Preparation and Recovery.
Stormwater and Swales: In preparation of any potential heavy rains, residents should visit www.cityofpsl.com/swale to learn about what to expect with the city’s stormwater system and how to maintain the swale on your property.
1PSL: Residents can contact the city through our 1PSL customer service system at 772-871-1775 or through the 1PSL app.