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Hurricane Isaias

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Latest Update:

August 2, 2020 11:34 AM

Tropical Storm Isaias Advisory 5
August 2, 2020, 11:30 AM
Website: www.cityoffortpierce.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ftpierce

Though Tropical Storm Isaias was expected to strengthen overnight, it remains a tropical storm and atmospheric conditions are not favorable for strengthening at this time. Tropical Storm and Storm Surge Warnings remain in effect for St. Lucie County.

As of 11am on Sunday, August 2, we have the following update:

City Operations Resume Tomorrow
City of Fort Pierce will resume normal COVID-19 operations on Monday, August 3 and staff will be conducting post-storm damage assessment. The City of Fort Pierce Commission meeting will proceed as regularly scheduled on Monday, August 3 at 6:30pm at City Hall.

Parking Garage
The City of Fort Pierce Parking Garage will reopen to the public at 7am.

Power Outages
FPUA - Fort Pierce Utilities Authority customers can report outages to 772-466-7703 or www.fpua.com.
FPL - To report or check the status of an outage, please visit: https://www.fpl.com/my-account/web-outage.html#wors/mainTab/phoneTab. Call 1-800-4-OUTAGE (1-800-468-8243) immediately to report a dangerous condition such as a downed power line.

Public Information Hotline
The Public Information Lines (772-460-4357 or 772-460-HELP) are open today from 8am to 6pm.

Prior Updates

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August 1, 2020 5:52 PM

Tropical Storm Isaias Advisory 4
August 1, 2020, 5:30 PM
Website: www.cityoffortpierce.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ftpierce

The City of Fort Pierce is closely monitoring the path of Isaias, which has been downgraded to a tropical storm. Residents should stay alert to forecast changes by reliable sources as the storm is expected to re-strengthen to a hurricane overnight. The next complete advisory will be issued by NHC at 11pm with an intermediate advisory at 8pm - www.nhc.noaa.gov/#Isaias

As of 5pm on Saturday, August 1, we have the following update:
HURRICANE WARNING
A Hurricane Warning remains in effect for St. Lucie County.

DECLARATION OF LOCAL EMERGENCY
Mayor Linda Hudson declared a state of Local Emergency for the City of Fort Pierce as of 5 PM today, Saturday, August 1, 2020. It shall remain in effect for seven (7) days, pursuant to Section 252.38, Florida Statutes, unless terminated earlier, or extended as necessary.

BOIL WATER NOTICE – SOUTH HUTCHINSON ISLAND
FPUA has restored water service to customers on South Hutchinson Island. Due to a 16” water main break, FPUA is issuing a precautionary boil water notice for all customers from 985 Seaway Drive east and south to the Martin County line.
FPUA water service customers should boil all water beginning Saturday, August 1, 2020, and continue to do so until this notice is rescinded. For updates to this notice, please visit www.fpua.com or visit this Facebook page.
FPUA recommends that you follow the Environmental Protection Agency guidelines for boiling water listed below:
1. Use bottled water if it is available.
2. If you don't have bottled water, you should boil water to make it safe. Boil the water for one minute, let it cool and store it in clean containers with covers.
3. If you can't boil water, you can disinfect it using household bleach. Add 1/8 teaspoon (or 8 drops) of regular, unscented, liquid household bleach for each gallon of water, stir it well and let it stand for 30 minutes before you use it. Store disinfected water in clean containers with covers.
For additional information, please visit http://www.epa.gov/ogwdw/faq/emerg.html.

STREET CLEANUP
City of Fort Pierce Public Works and Code Enforcement staff concluded a citywide cleanup today, removing debris and signs from the right of ways. There will be no further pickups, therefore residents should refrain from placing debris or solid waste at the curb until the storm has passed.

REPORT POWER OUTAGES
To report an outage to the Fort Pierce Utilities Authority, call 772-466-7703 or visit www.fpua.com.


Previous updates…

CITY PARKING GARAGE
The City of Fort Pierce parking garage behind City Hall in Downtown Fort Pierce is currently closed to the public due to construction. The garage will reopen on Monday, August 3 at 7am.

SHELTERS/EVACUATIONS
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.

SOUTH BRIDGE
As of right now, there are no plans to close South Bridge.

PUBLIC INFORMATION LINE
The Public Information Lines (772-460-4357 or 772-460-HELP) are open Saturday, Aug. 1 from until 6 p.m., and will reopen on Sunday, Aug. 2 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

SAND DISTRIBUTION
The City of Fort Pierce continues to host 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.

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

August 1, 2020 12:55 PM

Hurricane Isaias Advisory 3
August 1, 2020, 12:30 PM
Website: www.cityoffortpierce.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ftpierce

The City of Fort Pierce is closely monitoring the path of Hurricane Isaias. Residents should stay alert to forecast changes by reliable sources and make final preparations. The next complete advisory will be issued by NHC at 5pm with an intermediate advisory at 2pm - www.hurricanes.gov.

As of 12pm on Saturday, August 1, we have the following update:

HURRICANE WARNING
A Hurricane Warning remains in effect for St. Lucie County.

WATER MAIN BREAK ON SOUTH HUTCHINSON ISLAND
A 16” water main break occurred on South Hutchinson Island in the 1700 block of Binney Drive. Fort Pierce Utilities Authority (FPUA) is in the process of making repairs that will necessitate an interruption of water service to the entire FPUA service territory on South Hutchinson Island. The interruption of water service is expected to last a minimum of 4 hours. A boil water notice will be issued when repairs are completed. FPUA regrets any inconvenience to customers.

CITY PARKING GARAGE
The City of Fort Pierce parking garage behind City Hall in Downtown Fort Pierce is currently closed to the public due to construction. The garage will reopen on Monday, August 3 at 7am.

SHELTERS/EVACUATIONS
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.

SOUTH BRIDGE
As of right now, there are no plans to close South Bridge.

PUBLIC INFORMATION LINE
St. Lucie County’s Emergency Operations Center will be opening its Public Information Lines on Saturday, August 1 at 8am. That number is 772-460-HELP (4357). Please reserve 911 for emergency calls.

SAND DISTRIBUTION
The City of Fort Pierce continues to host 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.

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