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

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.

September 3, 2019 9:12 AM

Hurricane Dorian Advisory #11
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
8:30 AM

Website: www.cityoffortpierce.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ftpierce
Public Information: (772) 460-HELP

As of Tuesday at 8:30 AM, here is the latest information:

Although we are out of the cone of uncertainty, St. Lucie County remains under Hurricane and Storm Surge Warnings. Slow-moving Dorian is beginning to move northwestward at about 1 mph, and a slightly faster motion toward the northwest or north-northwest is expected later today and tonight. Tropical storm force winds may be experienced throughout the day today.

Emergency officials are urging residents to be patient. For your safety and the safety of first responders, please stay off the roads until after the storm passes. Avoid sightseeing.

Postal Service
US Postal Service has been suspended in the zip codes that start with these three digits: 321, 327, 328, 329, 334, 347 and 349.

Uber/Free Rides
Uber has suspended operations for for the Treasure Coast and Palm Beach County due to weather conditions. The decision also means the company will no longer offer free rides to emergency shelters.

Press Briefings
The next St. Lucie County EOC press briefings will be at 12pm and 5pm today. Residents can view the briefings on the county’s facebook page: https://facebook.com/StLucieGOV/

Evacuations
The mandatory evacuation for residents on North and South Hutchinson Island, those living in low-lying coastal areas, and manufactured homes is still in effect.

Law Enforcement checkpoints will be at both North and South Bridges are also still in effect. Law enforcement is there to verify anyone going onto Hutchinson Island is either a resident or business owner. FPPD has also activated a Alpha/Bravo shift system which will provide double the normal manpower to increase citywide patrols for our community’s safety.

South Bridge
South Bridge will remain open only to Hutchinson Island residents and business-owners with proof of residency or ownership. While residents and business owners with identification may be allowed on to the Island at this time, South Bridge could be closed if conditions are deemed too dangerous to safely cross.

Barrier Island Reentry Program
Effective with the 2019 Hurricane Season, residents and property owners of both North and South Hutchinson Island will no longer need a Barrier Island Re-Entry Placard following evacuation for a hurricane. Once a storm has passed and county officials determine it is safe to access the barrier islands, residents and/or homeowners will be required to stop at the check-point and present two documents to justify their access. These documents include a utility bill, insurance declaration or property tax statement along with a government-issued photo identification. Visit the Sheriff’s Office webpage for more information: https://www.stluciesheriff.com/197/Barrier-Island-Re-Entry-Program.

Fort Pierce Utilities Authority
FPUA is committed to restoring power to our customers quickly. Mutual aid crews have arrived and are staged to begin assisting FPUA crews with power restoration as soon as safely possible after the storm passes through our area. As we continue to experience intermittent effects from the outer bands of Hurricane Dorian, FPUA urges customers to remain vigilant and focus on safety before, during and after the storm. FPUA offers the following information and safety tips: https://www.fpua.com/Home/Communications/News.aspx?NewsId=154

Shelters
The following shelters remain open —
Special Needs Shelter:
Havert L. Fenn, 2000 Virginia Ave, Fort Pierce

Pet-Friendly Shelter:
Fort Pierce Westwood High School, 1801 Panther Lane, Fort Pierce

General Population Shelters:
Fort Pierce Central High School, 4104 S. 25th St., Fort Pierce
Lakewood Park Elementary, 7800 Indrio Rd., Fort Pierce
Treasure Coast High School, 1000 SW Darwin Blvd., Port St Lucie

For details on shelters, visit St. Lucie County’s website: https://www.stlucieco.gov/departments-services/a-z/public-safety/hurricane-dorian

As of 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 2, St. Lucie County will no longer be able to provide transportation to shelters.

Public Information Helpline
Public Information Lines are open 24 hours per day until further notice at 772-460-HELP (4357). Please reserve 911 for emergency calls.

September 2, 2019 9:19 PM

Uber is suspending operations at midnight Tuesday for the Treasure Coast and Palm Beach County.

Deteriorating weather conditions and rider and driver safety were among the company's reasons for suspending service.

The decision also means the company will no longer offer free rides to emergency shelters.

TCPalm Article
September 2, 2019 6:06 PM

Hurricane Dorian Advisory #10
Monday, September 2, 2019
5:30 PM

Website: www.cityoffortpierce.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ftpierce
Public Information: (772) 460-HELP

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

Although we are out of the cone of uncertainty, St. Lucie County remains under Hurricane and Storm Surge Warnings. Tropical storm force winds can possibly begin at 6:00pm tonight and potentially depart on Wednesday at 9:00am. Emergency officials are urging residents to stay home and off the roads until after the storm passes.

Evacuations
As of 2:00 PM yesterday, there is a mandatory evacuation for residents on North and South Hutchinson Island, those living in low-lying coastal areas, and manufactured homes.

Law Enforcement checkpoints will be at both North and South Bridges effective at 8:00 AM, today, Monday, September 2. Law enforcement will be there to verify anyone going onto Hutchinson Island is either a resident or business owner. FPPD has also activated a Alpha/Bravo shift system which will provide double the normal manpower to increase citywide patrols for our community’s safety.

South Bridge
South Bridge will remain open only to Hutchinson Island residents and business-owners with proof of residency or ownership. While residents and business owners with identification may be allowed on to the Island at this time, South Bridge will be closed once conditions are deemed too dangerous to safely cross. Anyone still on the Island after the bridge closes does so at the risk of being shut off from emergency services until the bridge is reopened.

Barrier Island Reentry Program
Effective with the 2019 Hurricane Season, residents and property owners of both North and South Hutchinson Island will no longer need a Barrier Island Re-Entry Placard following evacuation for a hurricane. Once a storm has passed and county officials determine it is safe to access the barrier islands, residents and/or homeowners will be required to stop at the check-point and present two documents to justify their access. These documents include a utility bill, insurance declaration or property tax statement along with a government-issued photo identification. Visit the Sheriff’s Office webpage for more information: https://www.stluciesheriff.com/197/Barrier-Island-Re-Entry-Program.

Fort Pierce Utilities Authority
FPUA is committed to restoring power to our customers quickly. Mutual aid crews have arrived and are staged to begin assisting FPUA crews with power restoration as soon as safely possible after the storm passes through our area. As we continue to experience intermittent effects from the outer bands of Hurricane Dorian, FPUA urges customers to remain vigilant and focus on safety before, during and after the storm. FPUA offers the following information and safety tips: https://www.fpua.com/Home/Communications/News.aspx?NewsId=154

Shelters
The following shelters are open —
Special Needs Shelter:
Havert L. Fenn, 2000 Virginia Ave, Fort Pierce

Pet-Friendly Shelter:
Fort Pierce Westwood High School, 1801 Panther Lane, Fort Pierce

General Population Shelters:
Fort Pierce Central High School, 4104 S. 25th St., Fort Pierce
Lakewood Park Elementary, 7800 Indrio Rd., Fort Pierce
Treasure Coast High School, 1000 SW Darwin Blvd., Port St Lucie

For details on shelters, visit St. Lucie County’s website: https://www.stlucieco.gov/departments-services/a-z/public-safety/hurricane-dorian

If residents are in need of transportation to the St. Lucie County’s Special Needs Shelter at the Havert L. Fenn Center, please contact Community Transit at 772-464-RIDE (7433). If you are in need of transportation to the General Population Shelters contact the St Lucie County Public Information Line at 772-460-HELP (4357).

Uber/Free Rides
Uber announced it will be offering free round trip rides, up to $20 each way, to and from a state-approved evacuation shelter. Details here on how to redeem a free round trip, up to $20 each way, to and from a state-approved evacuation shelter*.
1. Open your app and tap “Payment” in your app menu
2. Scroll down to Promotions
3. Tap “Add Promo Code”
4. Enter code DORIANRELIEF then tap “Add”
5. Select any of the state-approved Florida evacuation shelters listed atwww.FloridaDisaster.org/info

Press Briefings
The next St. Lucie County EOC press briefing will be at 8am tomorrow. Residents can view the briefings on the county’s facebook page: https://facebook.com/StLucieGOV/

Public Information Helpline
Public Information Lines are open 24 hours per day until further notice at 772-460-HELP (4357). Please reserve 911 for emergency calls.

Fort Pierce City Marina
Water and power has been shut off at Fort Pierce City Marina as a safety precaution.

— Previous updates —

City Closures
City Hall and all city facilities will be closed to the public until further notice.

Meeting Cancellations
The following meetings have been cancelled:
September 3, 2019 City Commission Budget Hearing - CANCELLED
September 3, 2019 City Commission Regular Meeting - CANCELLED
September 3, 2019 FPRA Special Meeting - CANCELLED
September 6, 2019 Lincoln Park Business Expo - POSTPONED to September 27, 2019

Solid Waste
Residents are reminded to secure their trash and recycling carts before the storm. They can become projectiles. Sanitation services including debris removal and garbage pickup have been suspended. Please do not leave out any trash, garbage, and debris at the curb, it will not be picked up before the storm.

Parking Garage
The city’s downtown parking garage is now closed. Please do not enter the garage, it is full.

Public Schools
All County public schools will be closed until further notice, this includes Tuesday and Wednesday.

Communications
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
Residents can subscribe to receive updates through the “Weather Alert” feed dedicated to sharing information regarding Hurricane Dorian on the city’s website: https://cityoffortpierce.com/AlertCenter.aspx?CID=Hurricane-Dorian-11. The City of Fort Pierce will send an AM and PM notices each day.

September 2, 2019 9:18 AM

Hurricane Dorian Advisory #9
Monday, September 2, 2019
9 AM

Website: www.cityoffortpierce.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ftpierce
Public Information: (772) 460-HELP

As of Monday at 9 AM, here is the latest information:

Weather Warnings
St. Lucie County is under a Hurricane Warning and Storm Surge Warning.
A Hurricane Warning means hurricane-force winds are expected somewhere within this area within the next 36 hours. A Storm Surge Warning means there is a danger of life-threatening inundation, from rising water moving inland from the coastline, somewhere within this area within the next 36 hours.

Evacuations
As of 2:00 PM yesterday, there is a mandatory evacuation for residents on North and South Hutchinson Island, those living in low-lying coastal areas, and manufactured homes.

Law Enforcement checkpoints will be at both North and South Bridges effective at 8:00 AM, today, Monday, September 2. Law enforcement will be there to verify anyone going onto Hutchinson Island is either a resident or business owner. FPPD has also activated a Alpha/Bravo shift system which will provide double the normal manpower to increase citywide patrols for our community’s safety.

South Bridge
South Bridge will remain open only to Hutchinson Island residents and business-owners with proof of residency or ownership. Now is the time to evacuate. While residents and business owners with identification may be allowed on to the Island at this time, South Bridge will be closed once conditions are deemed too dangerous to safely cross. Anyone still on the Island after the bridge closes does so at the risk of being shut off from emergency services until the bridge is reopened.

Barrier Island Reentry Program
Effective with the 2019 Hurricane Season, residents and property owners of both North and South Hutchinson Island will no longer need a Barrier Island Re-Entry Placard following evacuation for a hurricane. Once a storm has passed and county officials determine it is safe to access the barrier islands, residents and/or homeowners will be required to stop at the check-point and present two documents to justify their access. These documents include a utility bill, insurance declaration or property tax statement along with a government-issued photo identification. Visit the Sheriff’s Office webpage for more information: https://www.stluciesheriff.com/197/Barrier-Island-Re-Entry-Program.

Shelters
The following shelters are now open —
Special Needs Shelter:
Havert L. Fenn, 2000 Virginia Ave, Fort Pierce

Pet-Friendly Shelter:
Fort Pierce Westwood High School, 1801 Panther Lane, Fort Pierce

General Population Shelters:
Fort Pierce Central High School, 4104 S. 25th St., Fort Pierce
Lakewood Park Elementary, 7800 Indrio Rd., Fort Pierce
Treasure Coast High School, 1000 SW Darwin Blvd., Port St Lucie

For details on shelters, visit St. Lucie County’s website: https://www.stlucieco.gov/departments-services/a-z/public-safety/hurricane-dorian

If residents are in need of transportation to the St. Lucie County’s Special Needs Shelter at the Havert L. Fenn Center, please contact Community Transit at 772-464-RIDE (7433). If you are in need of transportation to the General Population Shelters contact the St Lucie County Public Information Line at 772-460-HELP (4357).

Uber/Free Rides
Uber announced it will be offering free round trip rides, up to $20 each way, to and from a state-approved evacuation shelter. Details here on how to redeem a free round trip, up to $20 each way, to and from a state-approved evacuation shelter*.
1. Open your app and tap “Payment” in your app menu
2. Scroll down to Promotions
3. Tap “Add Promo Code”
4. Enter code DORIANRELIEF then tap “Add”
5. Select any of the state-approved Florida evacuation shelters listed atwww.FloridaDisaster.org/info.

Press Briefings
St. Lucie County EOC hosted a press briefing today at 8am and will host two more at 12pm and 5pm at the St. Lucie County Emergency Operations Center. Residents can view the briefings on the county’s facebook page: https://facebook.com/StLucieGOV/

Public Schools
All County public schools will be closed until further notice, this includes Tuesday and Wednesday.

Solid Waste
Residents are reminded to secure their trash and recycling carts before the storm. They can become projectiles in wind events. Sanitation services including debris removal and garbage pickup have been suspended. Please do not leave out any trash, garbage, and debris at the curb, it will not be picked up before the storm.

Parking Garage
The city’s downtown parking garage is now closed. Please do not enter the garage, it is full.

Fort Pierce Utilities Authority
FPUA will NOT shut off water service to customers on Hutchinson Island.
FPUA WILL discontinue natural gas service to mobile home parks when conditions are deemed to be unsafe for residents. Please visit FPUA’s Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/TeamFPUA for additional safety tips and information.

Public Information Helpline
Public Information Lines are open 24 hours per day until further notice at 772-460-HELP (4357). Please reserve 911 for emergency calls.

September 1, 2019 7:28 PM

Weather Warnings
St. Lucie County is now under a Hurricane Warning and Storm Surge Warning.
A Hurricane Warning means hurricane-force winds are expected somewhere within this area within the next 36 hours. A Storm Surge Warning means there is a danger of life-threatening inundation, from rising water moving inland from the coastline, somewhere within this area within the next 36 hours

Evacuations
As of 2:00 PM today, there is a mandatory evacuation for residents on North and South Hutchinson Island, those living in low-lying coastal areas, and manufactured homes.

Law Enforcement checkpoints will be at both North and South Bridges beginning at 8:00 AM, Monday, September 2. Law enforcement will be there to verify anyone going onto Hutchinson Island is either a resident or business owner. FPPD has also activated a Alpha/Bravo shift system which will provide double the normal manpower to increase citywide patrols for our community’s safety.

Barrier Island Reentry Program
Effective with the 2019 Hurricane Season, residents and property owners of both North and South Hutchinson Island will no longer need a Barrier Island Re-Entry Placard following evacuation for a hurricane. Once a storm has passed and county officials determine it is safe to access the barrier islands, residents and/or homeowners will be required to stop at the check-point and present two documents to justify their access. These documents include a utility bill, insurance declaration or property tax statement along with a government-issued photo identification. Visit the Sheriff’s Office webpage for more information: https://www.stluciesheriff.com/197/Barrier-Island-Re-Entry-Program

Shelters
The following shelters are now open —
Special Needs Shelter:
Havert L. Fenn, 2000 Virginia Ave, Fort Pierce

Pet-Friendly Shelter:
Fort Pierce Westwood High School, 1801 Panther Lane, Fort Pierce

General Population Shelters:
Fort Pierce Central High School, 4104 S. 25th St., Fort Pierce
Lakewood Park Elementary, 7800 Indrio Rd., Fort Pierce
Treasure Coast High School, 1000 SW Darwin Blvd., Port St Lucie

For details on shelters, visit St. Lucie County’s website: https://www.stlucieco.gov/departments-services/a-z/public-safety/hurricane-dorian

If residents are in need of transportation to the St. Lucie County’s Special Needs Shelter at the Havert L. Fenn Center, please contact Community Transit at 772-464-RIDE (7433). If you are in need of transportation to the General Population Shelters contact the St Lucie County Public Information Line at 772-460-HELP (4357).

Solid Waste
Sanitation services including debris removal and garbage pickup have been suspended. Please do not leave out any trash, garbage, and debris at the curb, it will not be picked up before the storm.

Parking Garage
The city’s downtown parking garage is now closed. Please do not enter the garage, it is full.

Public Information Helpline
St. Lucie County’s Emergency Operations Center has opened its Public Information Lines are open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. That number is 772-460-HELP (4357). Please reserve 911 for emergency calls.

September 1, 2019 2:34 PM

There will be no solid waste pickup tomorrow in the City of Fort Pierce, this includes vegetative debris.

September 1, 2019 2:31 PM

The city’s downtown parking garage is now closed. Please do not enter the garage, it is full.

September 1, 2019 1:23 PM

Please be advised:
Mandatory evacuation of North and South Hutchinson Islands begins today at 2:00 PM.

Law Enforcement checkpoints will be at both bridges beginning at 8:00 AM, Monday, September 2nd. Officers from St. Lucie County Sheriff Department will be on the west of North bridge. Officers from the Fort Pierce Police Department will be on the west side of South bridge for these checkpoints.

Please stay tuned for further updates.
#HurricaneDorian

September 1, 2019 9:55 AM

Hurricane Dorian Advisory #7
Sunday, September 1, 2019
9:00 AM

Website: www.cityoffortpierce.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ftpierce
As of Sunday at 9:00 AM, here is the latest information:

Shelters
St. Lucie County will open the following shelters at 2 PM today:
Special Needs Shelter - Havert L. Fenn Center, 2000 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce
Pet Friendly Shelter - Fort Pierce Westwood High School, 1801 Panther Lane, Fort Pierce
General Population Shelter - Fort Pierce Central HIgh School, 4101 S 25th Street, Fort Pierce

For details on shelters, visit St. Lucie County’s website: https://www.stlucieco.gov/…/…/public-safety/hurricane-dorian

If residents are in need of transportation to the St. Lucie County’s Special Needs Shelter at the Havert L. Fenn Center, please contact Community Transit at 772-464-RIDE (7433). If you are in need of transportation to the General Population Shelters contact the St Lucie County Public Information Line at 772-460-HELP (4357).

Evacuations
At this time, no mandatory evacuation orders for St. Lucie County’s portion of Hutchinson Island are anticipated. However, should the storm shift west, that could change. Residents living in a low-lying areas, in manufactured/mobile homes or on the barrier island should have evacuation plans already in place. We will keep you updated.

Sandbags
The Public Works Department has supplied piles of sand for sandbags at various locations (see below). It is first come, first served, until gone. Please bring your own shovel and bags.

As of yesterday evening, the following locations still have sand available:
Maravilla Park - Oleander Blvd between Maple Ave and Wisteria Ave.
Dreamland Park - 301 S. 25th St.
N.W. Pioneer Park - Ave M and N. 29th St.

Public Information Helpline
St. Lucie County’s Emergency Operations Center has opened its Public Information Lines ahead of Hurricane Dorian. That number is 772-460-HELP (4357). The Public Information Lines will be open today, Saturday, August 31 from 8 AM to 8 PM. Please reserve 911 for emergency calls.

Solid Waste
No more vegetative debris should be placed at the curb until after the storm passes.

— Previous updates —

Barrier Island Reentry Program
Effective with the 2019 Hurricane Season that begins on June 1, residents and property owners of both North and South Hutchinson Island will no longer need a Barrier Island Re-Entry Placard following evacuation for a hurricane. Once a storm has passed and county officials determine it is safe to access the barrier islands, residents and/or homeowners will be required to stop at the check-point and present two documents to justify their access. These documents include a utility bill, insurance declaration or property tax statement along with a government-issued photo identification. Visit the Sheriff’s Office webpage for more information: https://www.stluciesheriff.com/…/Barrier-Island-Re-Entry-Pr…

City Closures
City Hall and all city facilities will be closed to the public until further notice.

Meeting Cancellations
The following meetings have been cancelled:
September 3, 2019 City Commission Budget Hearing - CANCELLED
September 3, 2019 City Commission Regular Meeting - CANCELLED
September 3, 2019 FPRA Special Meeting - CANCELLED
September 6, 2019 Lincoln Park Business Expo - POSTPONED to September 27, 2019

Schools
St. Lucie Public Schools are closed until further notice.

City Marina
The Fort Pierce City Marina is no longer accepting any additional vessels until further notice.

Building Inspections
The Building Department has suspending regular inspections until further notice. We will complete inspections that have been scheduled for Friday, August 30. If the storm continues as predicted, the Building Department will not be accepting regular inspections until further notice.

Parking Garage
We have received several questions regarding parking in the city’s parking garage; the garage is open to the public until filled at your own risk.

Communications
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
Residents can subscribe to receive updates through the “Weather Alert” feed dedicated to sharing information regarding Hurricane Dorian on the city’s website: https://cityoffortpierce.com/AlertCenter.aspx…. The City of Fort Pierce will send an AM and PM notices each day.

August 31, 2019 5:37 PM

Hurricane Dorian Advisory #6
Saturday, August 31, 2019
5:00 PM

Website: www.cityoffortpierce.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ftpierce

The City of Fort Pierce continues to closely monitor Hurricane Dorian and is exhausting all efforts to ensure that our city is ready for potential impacts, we urge residents to do the same.

As of Saturday at 5:00 PM, here is the latest information:

Hurricane Dorian remains a Category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of 150 mph. It is located approximately 385 miles east of West Palm Beach and moving W at 8 mph. It's predicted track remains as moving west and eventually turning north just off Florida's east coast. Tropical force winds extend approximately 100 miles out from the storm's center. We should begin experiencing sustained tropical force winds between 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM Monday. Potential rainfall is now forecasted at 4 - 8 inches, with 10 - 12 inches in isolated areas. However, should the storm's track turn further west than the present track, rainfall will be much more.

Updates:

St. Lucie County EOC Briefing
St. Lucie County will host a live briefing at 6 PM instead of 5PM to give residents the most up to date information. Residents can view the briefing on the county's Facebook page: www.facebook.com/StLucieGov.

Sandbags
The Public Works Department has supplied piles of sand for sandbags at various locations (see below). It is first come, first served, until gone. Please bring your own shovel and bags.

As of this afternoon, the following locations still have sand available:
Maravilla Park - Oleander Blvd between Maple Ave and Wisteria Ave.
Dreamland Park - 301 S. 25th St.
N.W. Pioneer Park - Ave M and N. 29th St.

Shelters
The opening of shelters and any potential evacuation orders are still pending based on Dorian's track. We will provide updates as soon as they become available.

— Previous updates —

Barrier Island Reentry Program
Effective with the 2019 Hurricane Season that begins on June 1, residents and property owners of both North and South Hutchinson Island will no longer need a Barrier Island Re-Entry Placard following evacuation for a hurricane. Once a storm has passed and county officials determine it is safe to access the barrier islands, residents and/or homeowners will be required to stop at the check-point and present two documents to justify their access. These documents include a utility bill, insurance declaration or property tax statement along with a government-issued photo identification. Visit the Sheriff’s Office webpage for more information: https://www.stluciesheriff.com/197/Barrier-Island-Re-Entry-Program

Shelters and Transportation
Due to the uncertainty of the storm, the timeframe for opening shelters remains to be determined. However, residents with special needs and pets must pre-register. For details on shelters and transportation to shelters, visit St. Lucie County’s website: https://www.stlucieco.gov/departments-services/a-z/public-safety/hurricane-dorian
If residents are in need of transportation to the St. Lucie County’s Special Needs Shelter at the Havert L. Fenn Center, please contact Community Transit at 772-464-RIDE (7433). If you are in need of transportation to the General Population Shelters contact the St Lucie County Public Information Line at 772-460-HELP (4357).

City Closures
City Hall and all city facilities will be closed to the public until further notice.

Meeting Cancellations
The following meetings have been cancelled:
September 3, 2019 City Commission Budget Hearing - CANCELLED
September 3, 2019 City Commission Regular Meeting - CANCELLED
September 3, 2019 FPRA Special Meeting - CANCELLED
September 6, 2019 Lincoln Park Business Expo - POSTPONED to September 27, 2019

Schools
St. Lucie Public Schools are closed until further notice.

Public Information Helpline
St. Lucie County’s Emergency Operations Center has opened its Public Information Lines ahead of Hurricane Dorian. That number is 772-460-HELP (4357). The Public Information Lines will be open today, Saturday, August 31 from 8 AM to 8 PM. Please reserve 911 for emergency calls.

Solid Waste
Public Works will continue to pick up solid waste until Saturday, August 31 at 12:00 PM, weather permitting. 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.

City Marina
The Fort Pierce City Marina is no longer accepting any additional vessels until further notice.

Building Inspections
The Building Department has suspending regular inspections until further notice. We will complete inspections that have been scheduled for Friday, August 30. If the storm continues as predicted, the Building Department will not be accepting regular inspections until further notice.

Parking Garage
We have received several questions regarding parking in the city’s parking garage; the garage is open to the public until filled at your own risk.

Communications
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
Residents can subscribe to receive updates through the “Weather Alert” feed dedicated to sharing information regarding Hurricane Dorian on the city’s website: https://cityoffortpierce.com/AlertCenter.aspx?CID=Hurricane-Dorian-11. The City of Fort Pierce will send an AM and PM notices each day.

August 31, 2019 9:45 AM

Your 8:30 AM Hurricane Dorian Advisory #5
Saturday, August 31, 2019

Website: www.cityoffortpierce.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ftpierce

The City of Fort Pierce continues to closely monitor Hurricane Dorian and is exhausting all efforts to ensure that our city is ready for potential impacts, we urge residents to do the same.

As of Saturday at 8:30 AM, here is the latest information:

Hurricane Dorian is now a Category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of 140 mph. It is located approximately 470 miles east of West Palm Beach and moving WNW at 12 mph. It’s forecasted track is predicted to turn north just before reaching the east coast of Florida. Even with this predicted track we may still experience hurricane strength winds, heavy amounts of rain, and storm surge. All preparations for a major hurricane should continue. See attached latest forecast track.

Evacuations
St. Lucie County Emergency Officials are asking residents living in a low-lying areas, in manufactured/mobile homes or on the barrier island to voluntarily evacuate.

Barrier Island Reentry Program
Effective with the 2019 Hurricane Season that begins on June 1, residents and property owners of both North and South Hutchinson Island will no longer need a Barrier Island Re-Entry Placard following evacuation for a hurricane. Once a storm has passed and county officials determine it is safe to access the barrier islands, residents and/or homeowners will be required to stop at the check-point and present two documents to justify their access. These documents include a utility bill, insurance declaration or property tax statement along with a government-issued photo identification. Visit the Sheriff’s Office webpage for more information: https://www.stluciesheriff.com/…/Barrier-Island-Re-Entry-Pr…

Shelters and Transportation
Due to the uncertainty of the storm, the timeframe for opening shelters remains to be determined. However, residents with special needs and pets must pre-register. For details on shelters and transportation to shelters, visit St. Lucie County’s website: https://www.stlucieco.gov/…/…/public-safety/hurricane-dorian
If residents are in need of transportation to the St. Lucie County’s Special Needs Shelter at the Havert L. Fenn Center, please contact Community Transit at 772-464-RIDE (7433). If you are in need of transportation to the General Population Shelters contact the St Lucie County Public Information Line at 772-460-HELP (4357).

City Closures
City Hall and all city facilities will be closed to the public until further notice.

Meeting Cancellations
The following meetings have been cancelled:
September 3, 2019 City Commission Budget Hearing - CANCELLED
September 3, 2019 City Commission Regular Meeting - CANCELLED
September 3, 2019 FPRA Special Meeting - CANCELLED
September 6, 2019 Lincoln Park Business Expo - POSTPONED to September 27, 2019

Sandbags
The Public Works Department has supplied piles of sand for sandbags at various locations (see below).
Please note: It is first come, first served, until gone. Please bring your own shovel and bags.
Locations:
Maravilla Park - Oleander Blvd between Maple Ave and Wisteria Ave.
Jaycee Park - Melaleuca Dr. on South Hutchinson Island
Dreamland Park - 301 S. 25th St.
N.W. Pioneer Park - Ave M and N. 29th St.

Schools
St. Lucie Public Schools are closed until further notice.

Public Information Helpline
St. Lucie County’s Emergency Operations Center has opened its Public Information Lines ahead of Hurricane Dorian. That number is 772-460-HELP (4357). The Public Information Lines will be open today, Saturday, August 31 from 8 AM to 8 PM. Please reserve 911 for emergency calls.

Solid Waste
Public Works will continue to pick up solid waste until Saturday, August 31 at 12:00 PM, weather permitting. 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.

City Marina
The Fort Pierce City Marina is no longer accepting any additional vessels until further notice.

Building Inspections
The Building Department has suspending regular inspections until further notice. We will complete inspections that have been scheduled for Friday, August 30. If the storm continues as predicted, the Building Department will not be accepting regular inspections until further notice.

Parking Garage
We have received several questions regarding parking in the city’s parking garage; the garage is open to the public until filled at your own risk.

Communications
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
Residents can subscribe to receive updates through the “Weather Alert” feed dedicated to sharing information regarding Hurricane Dorian on the city’s website: https://cityoffortpierce.com/AlertCenter.aspx…. The City of Fort Pierce will send an AM and PM notices each day.

August 30, 2019 5:27 PM

Hurricane Dorian Advisory #4
Friday, August 30, 2019
5:00 PM

Website: www.cityoffortpierce.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ftpierce

The City of Fort Pierce continues to closely monitor Hurricane Dorian and is exhausting all efforts to ensure that our city is ready for potential impacts, we urge residents to do the same.

As of Friday at 5:00 PM, here is the latest information:

City Closures
City Hall and all city facilities will be closed to the public until further notice.

Meeting Cancellations
The following meetings have been cancelled:
September 3, 2019 City Commission Budget Hearing - CANCELLED
September 3, 2019 City Commission Regular Meeting - CANCELLED
September 3, 2019 FPRA Special Meeting - CANCELLED

Sandbags
The Public Works Department has supplied piles of sand for sandbags at various locations (see below).
Please note: It is first come, first served, until gone. Please bring your own shovel and bags.
Locations:
Maravilla Park - Oleander Blvd between Maple Ave and Wisteria Ave.
Jaycee Park - Melaleuca Dr. on South Hutchinson Island
Dreamland Park - 301 S. 25th St.
N.W. Pioneer Park - Ave M and N. 29th St.

Evacuations
While no evacuations have been ordered, residents living in a low-lying areas, in a manufactured/mobile homes or on the barrier island should begin making evacuation plans now.

Barrier Island Reentry Program
Effective with the 2019 Hurricane Season that begins on June 1, residents and property owners of both North and South Hutchinson Island will no longer need a Barrier Island Re-Entry Placard following evacuation for a hurricane. Once a storm has passed and county officials determine it is safe to access the barrier islands, residents and/or homeowners will be required to stop at the check-point and present two documents to justify their access. These documents include a utility bill, insurance declaration or property tax statement along with a government-issued photo identification. Visit the Sheriff’s Office webpage for more information: https://www.stluciesheriff.com/197/Barrier-Island-Re-Entry-Program

Schools
St. Lucie Public Schools are closed until further notice.

Public Information Helpline
St. Lucie County’s Emergency Operations Center has opened its Public Information Lines ahead of Hurricane Dorian. That number is 772-460-HELP (4357). The Public Information Lines will be open today, August 30 and Saturday, August 31 from 8 AM to 8 PM. Please reserve 911 for emergency calls.

Shelters
Due to the uncertainty of the storm, the timeframe for opening shelters remains to be determined. However, residents with special needs and pets must pre-register. For details on shelters and transportation to shelters, visit St. Lucie County’s website: https://www.stlucieco.gov/departments-services/a-z/public-safety/hurricane-dorian

Solid Waste
Public Works will continue to pick up solid waste until Saturday, August 31 at 12:00 PM, weather permitting. 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.

City Marina
The Fort Pierce City Marina is no longer accepting any additional vessels until further notice.

Building Inspections
The Building Department has suspending regular inspections until further notice. We will complete inspections that have been scheduled for Friday, August 30. If the storm continues as predicted, the Building Department will not be accepting regular inspections until further notice.

Parking Garage
We have received several questions regarding parking in the city’s parking garage; the garage is open to the public until filled at your own risk.

Communications
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
Residents can subscribe to receive updates through the “Weather Alert” feed dedicated to sharing information regarding Hurricane Dorian on the city’s website: https://cityoffortpierce.com/AlertCenter.aspx?CID=Hurricane-Dorian-11. The City of Fort Pierce will send an AM and PM notices each day.

August 30, 2019 11:52 AM

The Public Works Department has supplied piles of sand for sandbags to 4 locations (see below).

Please Note:
It is first come, first serve.
Please bring your own shovel and bags.
This will be the only sand supplied.

Locations are:
Maravilla Park - Oleander Blvd between Maple Ave and Wisteria Ave.
Jaycee Park - located on Melaleuca Dr. on South Hutchinson Island.
Dreamland Park - located at 301 S. 25th St.
N.W. Pioneer Park - located between Ave M and N. 29th St.

August 30, 2019 9:54 AM

Hurricane Dorian Advisory #3
Friday, August 30, 2019
9:30 AM

Website: www.cityoffortpierce.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ftpierce

The City of Fort Pierce continues to closely monitor Hurricane Dorian and is exhausting all efforts to ensure that our city is ready for potential impacts, we urge residents to do the same.

As of Friday at 9:30 AM, here is the latest information:

City Closures
City Hall and all city facilities will be closed to the public effective today at 12:00 PM until further notice. All events at city facilities taking place this weekend after 12:00 PM today are cancelled, including shows at the Sunrise Theatre.

Schools
St. Lucie Public Schools:
St. Lucie Public Schools will follow an early release schedule (dismissed 2 hours early) today, Friday, August 30th. There will be no after-school activities. This includes the cancellation of all programs by partnering agencies such as Boys & Girls Club, YMCA, etc. All schools will be closed on Monday, September 2nd for the Labor Day Holiday. All school activities and athletics are suspended effective Friday, August 30 until further notice. SLPS will notify parents and staff about the schedule for Tuesday, September 3.

Indian River State College:
Indian River State College (all campuses) will be closed as of ‪Friday, August 30 at 5:00 PM‬ until further notice.

Public Information Helpline
St. Lucie County’s Emergency Operations Center has opened its Public Information Lines ahead of Hurricane Dorian. That number is 772-460-HELP (4357). The Public Information Lines will reopen today, August 30 and Saturday, August 31 from 8 AM to 8 PM. Please reserve 911 for emergency calls.

Evacuations
While no evacuations have been ordered, residents living in a low-lying areas, in a manufactured/mobile homes or on the barrier island should begin making evacuation plans now.

Shelters
Due to the uncertainty of the storm, the timeframe for opening shelters remains to be determined. However, residents with special needs and pets must pre-register. For details, visit St. Lucie County’s website at:
Special Needs: http://bit.ly/2j166Dg
Pet-Friendly Shelter: https://bit.ly/2MIpbIh

Solid Waste
Public Works will continue to pick up solid waste until Saturday, August 31 at 12:00 PM, weather permitting. 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.

City Marina
The Fort Pierce City Marina is no longer accepting any additional vessels until further notice.

Building Inspections
The Building Department has suspending regular inspections until further notice. We will complete inspections that have been scheduled for Friday, August 30. If the storm continues as predicted, the Building Department will not be accepting regular inspections until further notice.

Parking Garage
We have received several questions regarding parking in the city’s parking garage; the garage is open to the public until filled at your own risk.

Communications
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
Residents can subscribe to receive updates through the “Weather Alert” feed dedicated to sharing information regarding Hurricane Dorian on the city’s website: https://cityoffortpierce.com/AlertCenter.aspx?CID=Hurricane-Dorian-11. The City of Fort Pierce will send an AM and PM notices each day.

August 29, 2019 6:21 PM

Hurricane Dorian Advisory #2
Thursday, August 29, 2019
5:30pm

Website: www.cityoffortpierce.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ftpierce

The City of Fort Pierce continues to closely monitor Hurricane Dorian and is exhausting all efforts to ensure that our city is ready for potential impacts, we urge residents to do the same.

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

City Closures
City Hall and all city facilities will be closed to the public effective 12:00 noon on Friday, August 30 until further notice. All events at city facilities taking place this weekend after noon on Friday are cancelled, including shows at the Sunrise Theatre.

Schools
St. Lucie Public Schools:
St. Lucie Public Schools will follow an early release schedule (dismissed 2 hours early) on Friday, August 30th. There will be no after-school activities. This includes the cancellation of all programs by partnering agencies such as Boys & Girls Club, YMCA, etc. All schools will be closed on Monday, September 2nd for the Labor Day Holiday. All school activities and athletics are suspended effective Friday, August 30th until further notice. SLPS will notify parents and staff about the schedule for Tuesday, September 3rd.

Indian River State College:
Indian River State College (all campuses) will be closed as of ‪Friday, August 30 at 5:00 p.m.‬ until further notice.

Public Information Helpline
St. Lucie County’s Emergency Operations Center has opened its Public Information Lines ahead of Hurricane Dorian today until 5 p.m. That number is 772-460-HELP (4357). The Public Information Lines will reopen Friday, Aug. 30 and Saturday, Aug. 31 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Please reserve 911 for emergency calls.

Shelters
St. Lucie County expects to open the Special Needs and Pet Friendly Shelters on Saturday, August 31. Pre-registration is required. For details, visit St. Lucie County’s website:
Special Needs: ‪http://bit.ly/2j166Dg‬
Pet-Friendly Shelter: ‪https://bit.ly/2MIpbIh‬

Solid Waste
Public Works will continue to pick up solid waste until Saturday, August 31 at 12:00 noon.

City Marina
The Fort Pierce City Marina is no longer accepting any additional vessels until further notice.

Parking Garage
We have received several questions regarding parking in the city’s parking garage; the garage is open to the public until filled at your own risk.

Communications
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
Residents can subscribe to receive updates through the “Weather Alert” feed dedicated to sharing information regarding Hurricane Dorian on the city’s website: https://cityoffortpierce.com/AlertCenter.aspx?CID=Hurricane-Dorian-11. The City of Fort Pierce will send an AM and PM notices each day.

August 29, 2019 9:11 AM

HURRICANE DORIAN ADVISORY #1
Hurricane Dorian remains a Category 1 storm with sustained winds of 85 mph as of the 5:00 AM National Hurricane Center update. It is located 150 miles NNW of Puerto Rico and moving NW at 13 mph. It is forecasted to become a Category 3 storm and begin impacting Florida's east coast beginning late Sunday. Current models show different impact points in Florida, however the entire east coast remains within the area of probability. The governor declared a State of Emergency for the State late yesterday.

Residents should stay alert to forecast changes by reliable sources and have hurricane plans in place in the event that this major hurricane 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

Residents can subscribe to receive updates through the “Weather Alert” feed dedicated to sharing information regarding Hurricane Dorian on the city’s website. The City will send AM and PM notices each day.

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

Solid Waste Collection
Our Public Works employees are working around the clock to ensure that our residents are safe and that the streets are cleared of debris. Solid Waste has grapple trucks circulating throughout the city to pick up debris from right of ways and will continue to do so until Saturday, August 31st, weather permitting. 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 after a Hurricane Watch or Warning is issued.

Shelters
While no announcements have been made regarding shelters in our area, residents with special needs and pets must pre-register. For details, visit St. Lucie County’s website at:

Special Needs: http://bit.ly/2j166Dg
Pet-Friendly Shelter: https://bit.ly/2MIpbIh


Schools
St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) has a comprehensive emergency preparedness plan which includes procedures for weather events.

The District is working in close collaboration with its partners at the Emergency Operations Center in order to have the most reliable information to guide decisions, and we will continue to monitor weather conditions throughout the week.

At this time, we have verified that all campuses are secure, our transportation teams are prepared, and our administrators are familiar with emergency procedures. If conditions impact school operations, SLPS will share information through its social media networks, district website and local media partners.