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Posted on: September 29, 2022

Tropical Storm Ian, Final Advisory - City of Fort Pierce

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Final Advisory_IanTropical Storm Ian, Final Advisory 5 
City of Fort Pierce 
Thursday, September 29, 2022
Contact: Joe Sweat, Communications Specialist   
772.467.3031 | jsweat@cityoffortpierce.com  
Website: www.cityoffortpierce.com 

As of 5:00 PM, Tropical Storm Ian is currently moving off Florida’s northeastern coast and expected to head toward South Carolina as a hurricane. This will be the final advisory update regarding Ian.

NEW UPDATES 
All shelters in St. Lucie County have been closed and the Saint Lucie County Emergency Operations Center will resume normal operations at 5:00 PM today.  Saint Lucie County Schools will remain closed tomorrow.  All watches and warnings have been lifted for Saint Lucie County (Indian River County is still under a Tropical Storm Warning). 

Closure Updates 
• St. Lucie Public Schools and district offices will remain closed tomorrow, Friday, September 30 due to power outages at several schools. 

Reopening Tomorrow, Friday, September 30th
• City Hall and all City services will resume normal operating hours.
• FPUA Customer Service Lobby resumes normal operating hours tomorrow at 8:00 a.m.
• St. Lucie County Offices and libraries will resume normal business hours tomorrow. 
• Indian River State College resumes normal operations at 8:00 a.m. at all campus locations. 

To report power outages or downed power lines. 
• FPUA Outage Map at this link: https://arcg.is/04f1ry 
• To report an FPUA power outage, call 772-466-1600 ext. 3900  

• FPL's Power Tracker - enter a street address, city, or ZIP code to view outage and restoration information. https://www.fplmaps.com/
• To report FPL Power Outage: https://www.fpl.com/my-account/web-outage.html

Solid Waste & Storm Debris Cleanup Update 
The City of Fort Pierce’s priority is public safety. Public Works takes weather events seriously and are ready to start cleanup efforts as soon as possible following extreme weather events. The City of Fort Pierce Public Work Department asks residents for their cooperation with response and cleanup efforts. 

Follow these steps in assisting with debris collection: 

Stay Up to Date: 
Please visit the city’s website at www.cityoffortpierce.com for the latest updates and news regarding cleanup efforts and waste collection.  

Storm Debris: 
Residents who have storm debris involving trees, limbs, and branches are advised to gather and place them neatly at the curb when weather permits. For efficiency purposes, please group the debris in bundles no longer than five feet in width.

For Your Safety and the Safety of Others:  
• Do not place storm debris in roadways or block sidewalks.  
• Do not mix bulk and brush debris piles. 
• City workers will not go onto private property to remove trees, limbs/branches, or other storm debris. Property owners should contact a private tree removal company for help if they cannot remove trees and associated debris.  
• Do not place storm debris in open channels of water as this can block pipes and culverts.  

Please be Patient: 
The City is asking residents to be patient with the cleanup schedule. Collecting storm debris after a weather event will take several days and could last as long as several weeks. Debris pickup is a team effort, and your cooperation is appreciated to ensure the cleanup is as fast and efficient as possible.

For more information, please contact the Public Works Department at 772.467.3794 or visit www.cityoffortpierce.com  

State of Emergency Declared 
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a State of Emergency for all 67 counties on Saturday, September 24. St. Lucie County declared a Local State of Emergency at 9 a.m. on September 27. The City of Fort Pierce declared a State of Emergency at 11:00 AM, September 27. 

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 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

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