Daily Post-Storm Information: Monday, Sept. 18
St. Pete Recovers from Hurricane Irma
- Any power outages should be reported to Duke Energy: 1-800-228-8485. If you are still without power and have already reported your outage to Duke, please re-report.
- For questions related to debris collection, call Sanitation Special Collections at 727-893-7398. For all other general City-related requests, call the Mayor’s Action Center at 727-893-7111
Traffic: St. Petersburg is still dealing with power outages affecting our traffic signals. Today, Sept. 18 there are only 6 intersections left ith non-working traffic signals - down from a total of 115. Note, where traffic lights are out - please treat traffic signals as 4-way stops.
Debris: City crews have cleared all major roadways of debris. They will continue to clear debris in the public right of way, but residents are responsible for removal of storm debris on their private property.
Beginning this Tuesday, the city will be working with three contractors to commence residential curbside debris pickup. We ask residents to place tree limbs behind the curb, off the street, in front of the house. Don't mix-in other storm debris with the vegetation. For example: wooden fences are considered storm debris. No need to call - City crews are working and will eventually get around to all neighborhoods. Note, it may take several days, even weeks, to get to everyone. Residents who wish to drop off their brush or recyclables can do so at one of the city's brush sites. More info: www.stpete.org/brushsites.
Water: There are no water restrictions in St. Petersburg. Also, there is no boil notice- tap water is safe to drink.
A few lift stations are still operating on generators, so while there are no water restrictions in place, we appreciate and encourage citizens to practice water conversation until those stations have power fully restored by Duke.
Charging stations: Several St. Pete recreation centers, along with the Main Library, can also provide charging resources.
Recycling: Power has been restored at the private company that processes the recyclable material for the City’s Residential Recycling program. Regular residential collection began on Monday, Sept. 18.
Street Teams: Several city street teams have been deployed to the neighborhoods, in an effort to inform residents about resources and storm restoration efforts. Citizens can expect to see teams passing out information as they walk through the neighborhoods.
Disaster Relief Centers: The city activated three DRC's, open from noon to 7 p.m. at the Enoch Davis Center, the Sunshine Senior Center and the West Library. City staff and community organizations will be on site to provide information and assistance. FEMA representatives will not be on site and are not needed to apply for official FEMA aid. More info here.
Donations/Volunteers: The City put together a list of resources for those in need after Hurricane Irma and for those looking to help. An update list is available here.