Hurricane Idalia

Monday, August 28, 2023

Parking Garage Open to the Public for Free Parking

The Historic Downtown Parking Facility will be free of charge starting at 5:00pm, Tuesday, August 29, for those living in low-lying, flood-prone areas who are seeking higher ground for their vehicles.

Vehicles should be parked in clearly marked parking spaces.  DO NOT BLOCK driving aisles.  DO NOT PARK in unmarked areas.  Residents should plan to retrieve their vehicles once the storm passes and as soon as it is safe to do so.

Solid Waste Schedule Modified for Yard Debris and Residential Recycling

In anticipation of the uncertain impacts of Tropical Storm Idalia, the City of St. Augustine will not collect yard debris on Wednesday this week and will not collect residential recycling on Thursday and Friday this week.

Trash collection will remain on schedule on Tuesday, August 29.

Residents are reminded to secure any loose containers and bins to avoid causing projectile damage that may result from high winds.

Resident questions may be directed to Todd Grant, Public Works Director, at 904-315-8499.

City offices closed Wednesday, early closure on Tuesday beginning at 3pm

Beginning on Tuesday, August 29, at 3:00pm and continuing through Wednesday, August 30, City of St. Augustine administrative offices and certain operations facilities will be closed to the public.  City offices and operations facilities are expected to reopen on Thursday, August 31, at 8:00am.  

Facilities closures include City Hall, Financial Services, Visitor Information Center, Fleet Maintenance, Water Treatment Plant, Wastewater Treatment Plant, Archaeology Center, Solid Waste and Recycling, and the Galimore Community Center.

The swimming pool at the Galimore Community Center is currently closed until further notice.

The St. Augustine Municipal Marina will close at 5:00pm on Tuesday and remain closed on Wednesday.  Weather permitting, the marina will reopen for business on Thursday at 9:00am.

Sandbag Operations

Starting Tuesday, August 29, at 8:00am, the City of St. Augustine will provide free sandbags until 5:00pm or until the supply is depleted at Francis Field, located at 25 West Castillo Drive.

The sand and the bags are free of charge and there is a limit of 20 bags per person. Members of the public must provide their own transportation and shovels and are responsible for filling their own bags.

Vehicles should enter Francis Field from the west off Riberia St. and follow directions. The service will continue until the supply is depleted or the weather deteriorates until it is unsafe to do so.

For additional information, please call the General Services Department at 904.825.1010.  St. Johns County Emergency Operations Center Information Hotline is open at 904-824-5550.