Vegetative waste pickup will be the first debris cycle, starting on Saturday, September 16. There will be a total of two pickup passes.
The second debris pickup cycle will include Construction & Demolition Debris, Appliances & White Goods, Electronics, and Household Hazardous Waste. There will also be a total of two passes for these types of debris.
The City's Public Works Department estimates 4 weeks to complete all strom debris pickup with a target completion deadline of Friday, October 13, 2017.
City of St. Augustine Solid Waste services will resume limited services Thursday, September 14, and Friday, September 15 for household trash. Regularly scheduled Tuesday household trash pickup will be collected on Thursday, and regularly scheduled Wednesday household trash pickup will be collected on Friday. There will not be yard debris or recycling pickup. Operational decisions will be made and further pickup schedules will be determined as storm assessments continue.
To stay fully informed of recovery activities for St. Augustine and St. Johns County, stay connected to the city’s Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/CityStAug and the county’s informational website www.sjcfl.us/hurricane.
FP&L is deploying about 1000 trucks to St. Johns County. Currently, approximately 50% of City of St. Augustine FPL customers are still experiencing power outages. FPL estimates 100% restoration of City of St. Augustine customers by the end of the weekend, Sunday, September 17.
St. Johns County Schools and District offices will closed on Tuesday, September 12 and Wednesday, September 13 as we continue to monitor and assess post-storm conditions. Thank you for your patience.
St. County Beaches are closed to recreational activities due to high surf and rip currents. As a result, St. Johns County Pier Park remains closed. Residents are discouraged from visiting the beaches until conditions improve. Prior to opening the beaches, St. Johns County Beach Services and Public Safety will need to evaluate the coastline for any post storm damages.
Mandatory evacuation for Zones A & B and the entire City of St. Augustine began this morning at 6:00am.
The public is reminded that:
- Bridges to the barrier islands will be closed when law enforcements determine it is unsafe based on wind conditions. Also, all St. Johns County bridges to the barrier islands will close at the same time. Bridges will not reopen until fully inspected by the Florida Department of Transportation.
- Water utility service will be discontinued when it is determined it is not safe for the system to continue. There is no set time.
- There are no plans to shut off electricity, but power outages should be expected because of weather conditions.
- A mandatory curfew has been ordered starting Sunday from 8pm to 6am and continuing until further notice.
Sunday at 8:00PM: Curfew Instituted for City of St. Augustine, City of St. Augustine Beach, and St. Johns County Barrier Islands Beginning
In anticipation of Hurricane Irma, St. Johns County law enforcement agencies have announced a curfew that will be in effect from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly beginning Sunday, September 10 for the City of St. Augustine Beach, the City of St. Augustine, and portions of St. Johns County lying east of the Intracoastal Waterway on the barrier islands. The curfew will remain in effect nightly until further notice.
A curfew order mandates that anyone on the street may be required to produce identification to law enforcement officers to verify their address and purpose for being in the area in an effort to reduce incidents of potential looting and to protect those in areas which may not yet be deemed safe. Law enforcement agencies of the City of St. Augustine, City of St. Augustine Beach, and St. Johns County worked in conjunction to develop an executive order signed by St. Johns County Administrator Michael Wanchick. For more information, please call the St. Johns County Emergency Management hotline at 904.824.5550 or visit www.sjcfl.us/hurricane.
City of St. Augustine Solid Waste residential and commercial services will be cancelled on Monday, September 11 and Tuesday, September 12, due to the potential impact of Hurricane Irma. Further cancellation of services will be announced once damages and impacts of the hurricane can be determined.
For continued updates and information from the City of St. Augustine, check the Alerts Box on the home page at www.CityStAug.com and follow the city on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @CityStAug. Inquiries for Solid Waste Department may be directed to 904-825-1040.
The City of St. Augustine will open all floors of the Historic Downtown Parking Facility today at 5pm to allow for residential emergency parking in anticipation of Hurricane Irma. The public is asked to not park in spaces designated for first responders and to park only in marked, legal parking spaces.
There will be limited spaces available so once the garage reaches capacity, it will be closed.
For continued updates and information from the City of St. Augustine, check the Alerts Box on the home page at www.CityStAug.com and follow the city on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @CityStAug.
A Message from Mayor Nancy Shaver
- Citizens Property Insurance: www.citizensfla.com 1-888-685-1555. Twitter: @citizens_fla
- Federal Alliance for Safe Homes: www.flash.org 850-385-7233. Twitter: @FederalAlliance
- Federal Emergency Management Agency: www.fema.gov 202-646-2500 Twitter: @fema
- Florida 511: www.FL511.com Twitter: @FL511_STATE
- Florida Department of Financial Services Consumer Helpline: 1-877-693-5236
- Florida Department of Financial Services Storm Hotline: 1-800-227-8676
- Florida Evacuates: http://floridaevacuates.com/
- Florida Power and Light: www.fpl.com/storm Twitter: @insideFPL
- NASA: www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hurricanes/main/index.html. Twitter: @NASAHurricane
- National Hurricane Center: www.nhc.noaa.gov Twitter: @NWSNHC
- National Weather Service: http://www.weather.gov/ Twitter: @NWS
- State of Florida Division of Emergency Management: www.floridadisaster.org 850-413-9969 Twitter: @FLSERT