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Posted on: September 7, 2017

[ARCHIVED] City of Fort Pierce Hurricane Irma Advisory #4

Hurricane Irma Advisory #4

September 7, 2017, 5:30 PM

Contact: Shyanne Helms, 772.467.3034

The City of Fort Pierce continues to closely monitor Hurricane Irma 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:


Mandatory evacuations of both North and South Hutchinson Island, low-lying areas and mobile homes will begin Friday at 3 pm.


St. Lucie County will open the special needs shelter on Friday, Sept. 8 at 9 a.m., which is located at the Havert L. Fenn Center, 2000 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce.  Residents planning to use the special needs shelter must pre-register at

The following four general population shelters will open on Friday at 3:00 PM:

  • Westwood High School, 1801 Angle Road, Fort Pierce, which will also serve as a pet-friendly shelter. Residents need to bring crates for their pets, as well as food, water and litter. All pets must have up-to-date vaccinations. Pets, along with their owners, will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Fort Pierce Central High School, 4101 South 25th Street, Fort Pierce.
  • Treasure Coast High School, 1000 SW Darwin Blvd. Port St. Lucie.
  • Westgate K-8 School, 1050 NE Cashmere Blvd., Port St. Lucie.

Additional shelters will open on Saturday.

Gas shortage:

The Governor recommends that residents download the "GasBuddy" app on their cell phone to locate fuel at gas stations in their area. ( 

We will provide additional information as it becomes available.

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