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Posted on: November 8, 2022

Tropical Storm Nicole, Advisory 2

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205527_5day_cone_no_line_and_windTropical Storm Nicole, Advisory 2 
City of Fort Pierce 
Tuesday, November 8, 2022 
Contact: Joe Sweat, Communications Specialist   
772.467.3031 | jsweat@cityoffortpierce.com  
Website: www.cityoffortpierce.com 

As of 4:00 PM today, Tropical Storm Nicole was located 395 miles E of West Palm Beach and moving west at 10 mph. Maximum sustained winds are 65 mph. Additional strengthening is expected. The projected path of the storm has Nicole making landfall on the Treasure Coast late Wednesday/early Thursday as a Category 1 hurricane. 

Closures  
Update: Public restrooms will be closed for the duration. 

City of Fort Pierce offices will be closed to the public, Wednesday, November 9, and Thursday, November 10, and will remain closed on Friday, November 11, 2022, in observance of Veterans Day.
St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners’ offices, including libraries and attractions, will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 9, and Thursday, Nov. 10. Additionally, county offices are closed Friday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day. All public schools and other government offices will also be closed Wednesday, Nov. 9, and Thursday, Nov. 10. 

State of Emergency Declared 
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a State of Emergency for 34 counties, Executive Order (EO) 22-253, on Monday, November 7, 2022. The City of Fort Pierce declared a State of Emergency at 9:30 AM.  

St. Lucie County declared a Local State of Emergency at 6:44 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8. 

Shelters 
The following shelters will open in St. Lucie County starting Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 10 a.m.  

Special Needs Shelter: Havert L. Fenn, 2000 Virginia Ave, Fort Pierce, Fla. 34982  

Pet-Friendly Shelter / General Population Shelter: Fort Pierce Westwood Academy, 1801 Panther Lane, Fort Pierce, Fla. 34947   

General Population Shelter: Treasure Coast High School, 1000 SW Darwin Blvd., Port St. Lucie, FL 34953  

If residents have questions or concerns, they should call the St. Lucie County Public Information Lines at 772-460-4357 or 772-460-HELP, which are open today until 7 p.m. and the rest of the week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (These hours are subject to change depending on the storm’s path).  

Sand Distribution 
The City of Fort Pierce is offering free self-serve sandbag stations for residents at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dreamland Park (S. 25th St.), Pioneer Park (Ave M and N. 29th St.), and Jaycee Park (South Hutchinson Island). Residents should bring their own bags and a shovel. Parks are open daily from dawn to dusk. For more info regarding sand distribution, please call the Public Works Department at 772-467-3794. 

Solid Waste Collection 
The Solid Waste Division is running additional trucks to pick up existing debris throughout the city in preparation for the storm. The city is asking residents to please refrain from cutting down vegetation or doing major projects until the system passes. Residents should not place any additional debris at the curb as it may block surface stormwater flow.  

Street and Drainage Efforts 
The Streets and Drainage Division are working hard to ensure the stormwater systems are free of obstructions and operating at full capacity. Emergency Response Teams from Public Works are on standby and ready to act when needed. 

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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