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Posted on: July 30, 2020

Tropical Storm Isaias Advisory 1

July 30, 2020, 5:30 PM

Website: www.cityoffortpierce.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ftpierce


The City of Fort Pierce is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Isaias and is preparing for any potential impact. Residents should stay alert to forecast changes by reliable sources and have plans in place in the event that this storm impacts our area.


Communication

We are committed to keeping our residents safe and informed - all public notices will be provided on the city’s website at www.cityoffortpierce.com, social media channels and Fort Pierce TV Channel 27. Residents are also urged to sign up for St. Lucie County’s Alert St. Lucie program to get emergency notifications sent directly to their phone, email or text: www.stlucieco.gov/Alert


Public Information Helpline

St. Lucie County’s Emergency Operations Center will be opening its Public Information Lines on Friday, July 31 from 12pm – 6pm and Saturday, August 1 for 24 hours beginning at 8am. That number is 772-460-HELP (4357). Please reserve 911 for emergency calls.


Solid Waste Collection

Solid Waste has grapple trucks circulating throughout the city to pick up debris from right of ways. Now is not the time to do major yard work and we are asking residents to please refrain from cutting down vegetation or doing major projects until the storm passes. Residents should not place any additional debris at the curb.


Sand Distribution

The City of Fort Pierce is hosting a free self-serve sandbag program for residents at three (3) City of Fort Pierce parks starting July 30 through the end of hurricane season. The Public Works Department placed sand piles at NW Pioneers, MLK Dreamland, and Jaycee Parks. Residents should bring their own bags and shovel. Parks are open daily from dawn to dusk.


Emergency Plan

Residents and businesses should use this time to prepare. If you do not have an emergency plan, visit: http://floridadisaster.org/getaplan/



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