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Hurricane Ian

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September 26, 2022 3:38 PM

City of Fort Pierce Continues to Monitor Hurricane Ian

City of Fort Pierce
Monday, September 26, 2022
Contact: Joe Sweat, Communications Specialist
772.467.3031 | jsweat@cityoffortpierce.com
Website: www.cityoffortpierce.com

The City of Fort Pierce is continuing to monitor Hurricane Ian and preparing...

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Latest Update:

September 27, 2022 5:38 PM

5pm Advisory 1_grpahic_Hurricane_IanHurricane Ian, Advisory 1 
City of Fort Pierce 
Tuesday, September 27, 2022   
Contact: Joe Sweat, Communications Specialist   
772.467.3031 | jsweat@cityoffortpierce.com  
Website: www.cityoffortpierce.com 

The City of Fort Pierce is continuing to monitor Hurricane Ian and preparing for any potential impact. As of 5:00 PM, Hurricane Ian is located 130 miles south of Sarasota, FL. Ian has sustained winds of 120 mph and is traveling north at 10 mph. Hurricane-force winds extend 35 miles out from the center of the storm. A turn toward the north-northeast with a reduction in forward speed is forecast tonight and Wednesday. A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for most of Florida’s east coast. Winds will increase Wednesday and are forecast to be 30-35 mph sustained with gusts to 55 mph. Rainfall totals are expected to total 4- 6 inches through Saturday with some areas receiving 6-8 inches. No storm surge is anticipated. The Saint Lucie County Emergency Operations Center is operating at a modified Level II status which includes only EOC personnel.  St. Lucie County opened an information line for residents to call for storm information.  It will be answered from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.  The number is 772-460-4357.   

Closures  
All City Hall will be closed to the public, Wednesday, September 28, and Thursday, September 29. 

St. Lucie Public Schools and district offices will be closed Wednesday, September 28, and Thursday, September 29. 

The St. Lucie County’s public transportation system, ART (Area Regional Transit), bus service will also continue to operate as long as the weather allows.  Riders are encouraged to monitor the schedule using the RouteShout application, available on the Apple Store and Google Play sites. 

Indian River State College will be closed to employees, students, and visitors starting at 3 p.m. Tuesday, September 27. All classes (including online classes) and campus events are canceled.  The college will remain closed on Wednesday, September. 28. IRSC continues to monitor Hurricane Ian and will assess conditions to determine when it is safe to reopen. 

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. 

Shelters 
There are no plans to issue evacuations or open shelters in St. Lucie County at this time. 

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 

Traffic Alert

3 Alerts
April 1, 2022 7:41 AM

ORANGE AVENUE RAILROAD CROSSING CLOSURE

TRAFFIC UPDATES AND REMINDERS:
In an effort to help keep residents and visitors informed regarding the crossing construction that is necessary for the Brightline extension, below are the latest updates and schedules.

TRAFFIC UPDATES AND REMINDERS:
In an effort to help keep residents and visitors informed regarding the crossing construction that is necessary for the Brightline extension, below are the latest updates and schedules.

Intersection Crossing Start Date to...

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March 25, 2022 12:25 PM

BRIGHTLINE UPDATES WORK SCHEDULE ON N. CAUSEWAY RAILROAD CROSSING

The updated construction plan will impact traffic at the crossing between April 18 and May 16. During this time the roadway will remain open, lane closures will occur and flaggers will be present.

BRIGHTLINE UPDATES WORK SCHEDULE ON N. CAUSEWAY RAILROAD CROSSING IN FORT PIERCE

TO AND FROM NORTH HUTCHINSON ISLAND

ORLANDO (March 25, 2022) – Brightline, the only provider of modern, eco-friendly, intercity rail in America, will complete critical...

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March 18, 2022 1:39 PM

North Causeway - Road Closure Notice from Brightline

From Brightline:
An Upcoming Road Closure Expected for North Causeway in April

Brightline will be installing tracks and associated safety improvements at the North Causeway FEC crossing beginning in April.

From Brightline:
An Upcoming Road Closure Expected for North Causeway in April

Brightline will be installing tracks and associated safety improvements at the North Causeway FEC crossing beginning in April.

This roadway will be closed to all thru traffic...

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Water Quality

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