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Tropical Depression Eta Advisory 4
November 8, 2020, 2:00 PMWebsite: www.cityoffortpierce.comFacebook: www.facebook.com/ftpierce
The City of Fort Pierce is continuing to monitor Tropical Storm Eta and the potential impact. Residents should take necessary precautions as parts of the Treasure Coast are now under a Tropical Storm Warning. It is important to NOT focus on the exact track of Eta. Impacts will extend well beyond the cone away from the center.
ConditionsTropical-storm-force winds will likely begin Sunday evening across the Keys and South Florida, then along the West Coast on Monday. Sustained winds of 55-75 mph with gusts of 75-85 mph will be possible in the Keys and coastal parts of South Florida.
Saturated soils make trees and power lines more susceptible to wind damage. 7-day rainfall totals could approach a widespread 6-12” with localized totals of 15” + in South Florida and the Keys. Northward to the I-4 corridor, rainfall totals of 2-4” with localized totals of 6-8” are possible. Flood Watches are in effect for all South Florida, the Treasure Coast, and Okeechobee County.
Residents should stay alert to forecast changes by reliable sources. Emergency Response Teams from Public Works are currently ensuring that the stormwater systems are free of obstructions and operating at full capacity.
As of 2 PM, here are the latest updates:
ClosuresAt this time, due to the anticipation of tropical storm force winds and localized flooding, the City Commission Conference Agenda will be canceled to ensure the safety of the general public. All Departments and Offices will remain open and staff is permitted to telework, as they are able.
Public Schools and District Offices will be closed on Monday, November 9, 2020. This school cancellation applies to all learning formats - Traditional and MySchool Online. Please monitor the district website, social media, and local news outlets for updates.
The St. Lucie County Tax Collector’s office will be closed tomorrow, Monday, November 9th, at all three locations. For more information on the St. Lucie County Tax Collector, visit tcslc.com, call 772-462-1650, or email email@example.com.
Fort Pierce City Hall will remain open for appointment only access to continue to provide municipal services.
Sand DistributionThe City of Fort Pierce is offering free self-serve sandbag stations for residents at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dreamland and Jaycee Parks. Residents should bring their own bags and shovel. Parks are open daily from dawn to dusk.
Solid Waste CollectionWe are asking residents to please refrain from cutting down vegetation or doing major projects until the system passes. Residents should not place any additional debris at the curb as it may block surface stormwater flow.
CommunicationWe 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 encouraged 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