Hurricane Dorian

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Stay up-to-date with the latest information on Hurricane Dorian.

The City of Fort Pierce is closely monitoring Hurricane Dorian and is urging residents to make preparations for the impacts to our area.

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Latest Update:

September 4, 2019 3:14 PM

Post Dorian Advisory #2
City of Fort Pierce
September 4, 2019, 3:00 PM

Contact:
Shyanne Helms, shelms@cityoffortpierce.com
772.467.3034

The City of Fort Pierce is making excellent progress with our cleanup and recovery efforts and we are happy to report that this will be the final advisory regarding Hurricane Dorian. We are looking forward to welcoming back the public to City Hall and all city facilities tomorrow at 8:00 AM.

As of 3:00 PM, the latest information is listed below:

Boat Ramps
The boat ramps at both South Causeway Park (Seaway Drive) and Jaycee Park (Melaleuca Drive) are closed until further notice due to damage sustained from Hurricane Dorian.

Rescheduled Public Meeting Schedule
Due to the closure of City Hall on September 3, 2019, the City Commission Regular Meeting, FPRA Special Meeting and Budget Hearing were cancelled. Please be advised that the meetings have been rescheduled as follows:

Monday, September 9, 2019
5.05 PM – General Fund Budget Hearing
5:45 PM – FPRA Budget Hearing at FPRA Special Meeting

Monday, September 16, 2019
6:30 PM – 1st reading of budget ordinance at City Commission Regular Meeting

Monday, September 23, 2019
5:05 PM – 2nd reading of budget ordinance and items from 9/3/19 Commission meeting at Special City Commission Meeting

Swimming Advisory
Due to the potential effects on water quality related to Hurricane Dorian, the Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie has issued a county-wide precautionary swim advisory for all public beaches. At this time, swimming is not recommended. For more information, visit the link below.

Swimming Advisory

Prior Updates

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September 4, 2019 10:50 AM

Post Dorian Advisory #1
City of Fort Pierce
September 4, 2019, 10:45 AM

Contact:
Shyanne Helms, shelms@cityoffortpierce.com
772.467.3034

Preliminary reports show that the City of Fort Pierce has fared exceptionally well in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. Our community has once again showed great resiliency in the face of uncertainty. We are Fort Pierce strong!

As Dorian journeys away from us, our thoughts turn to those most severely impacted.

Warnings/Watches
All warnings and watches for our area have been lifted as of 6:00 AM today.

Bridges
North and South Bridges are open to the public.

City Facilities
We are looking forward to welcoming the public back to City Hall and City facilities on Thursday, September 5.

Indian Hills Golf Course
Staff will be cleaning up debris today, followed by a complete mow of the course. Indian Hills will reopen to the public tomorrow, September 5 with normal business hours.

Fort Pierce City Marina
Fort Pierce City Marina fared extremely well and will reopen to the public on Thursday, September 5.

Public Works
Public Works crews are out today cleaning storm debris from city streets, right of ways, pedestrian accesses, parks and city facilities.

Solid Waste
Trash collection will resume normal service on Thursday, September 5. Normal household garbage and recycling collection will take place on the resident’s next scheduled day. Residents with yard waste and storm debris should separate material in two piles along the right of way, not in the road.

Jetty Park
Jetty Park did not sustain major damage and is open to the public.

Parking Garage
The city’s downtown parking garage is still at capacity; however, the garage is open for residents to remove their vehicles.

Power Outages
Fort Pierce Utilities Authority: At this moment, there are no reported power outages. If you experience an outage, please contact FPUA at 772-466-1600. Use the outage map at the following link to check your address and the status of an outage: www.fpua.com
On Wednesday, September 4, as FPUA works to resume normal operations, customers can contact FPUA Customer Service at 772-466-1600.

Florida Power & Light: According to the FPL Power Tracker, there are 11 FPL customers in St. Lucie County currently without power. To report an outage, visit: https://www.fpl.com/my-account/web-outage.html

USPS
Effective September 4, 2019, all post offices in the following 3-digit ZIP Codes are expected to resume normal operations: 334, 338, 339 and 349.

Schools
St. Lucie Public Schools and Indian River State College are expected to reopen on Thursday, September 5.

September 3, 2019 5:44 PM

Hurricane Dorian Advisory #12
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
5:30 PM

Website: www.cityoffortpierce.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ftpierce
Public Information: (772) 460-HELP (open until 8PM tonight)

As of Tuesday at 5:30 PM, here is the latest information:

The Hurricane Warning for St. Lucie County has been lifted as of 5:00 PM. St. Lucie County remains under a Tropical Storm Warning until 5:00 AM tomorrow.

Bridges
North and South Bridge will remain closed to the public until 6:00 AM Wednesday, September 4; however, the bridges are open to residents and business owners of North and South Hutchinson Island with proof of residency.

Shelters
St. Lucie County shelters began deactivation Tuesday afternoon, but will remain open until Wednesday, September 4.

Solid Waste
City of Fort Pierce solid waste services will resume as normal on Thursday, September 5. Be sure to take your garbage/recycling to the curb on your regularly scheduled pick up day. Please separate your vegetative debris from your regular garbage.

Parking Garage
The city’s downtown parking garage is still at capacity; however, the barricades have been removed for those who evacuated to retrieve their vehicles.

City Facilities Reopening
City Hall and city facilities are expected to reopen to the public on Thursday, September 5.

Schools
St. Lucie Public Schools and Indian River State College are expected to reopen on Thursday, September 5.