July 31 2020, 7:30 PM
The City of Fort Pierce is closely monitoring the path of Hurricane Isaias. Residents should stay alert to forecast changes by reliable sources and have hurricane plans in place. The next complete advisory will be issued by NHC at 11 p.m. EDT with an intermediate advisory at 8 p.m. EDT - www.hurricanes.gov
As of 7pm on Friday, July 31, we have the following update:
A Hurricane Warning is currently in effect for St. Lucie County.
STATE OF EMERGENCY
Governor Ron DeSantis signed Executive Order 20-181 today, declaring a state of emergency for counties in the path of Hurricane Isaias.
All special events and city facility rentals are cancelled beginning 12pm Saturday, August 1st through Sunday, August 2nd.
St. Lucie County’s Emergency Management staff is urging residents to shelter in place during this event, as there are no immediate plans to open shelters or issue evacuations.
PUBLIC INFORMATION LINE
St. Lucie County’s Emergency Operations Center will be opening its Public Information Lines on Saturday, August 1st 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.
The City of Fort Pierce is hosting a free self-serve sandbag program at NW Pioneers, MLK Dreamland, and Jaycee Parks. Residents should bring their own bags and shovel. Parks are open daily from dawn to dusk.
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