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Daily Post-Storm Information: Monday, Sept. 18

St. Pete Recovers from Hurricane Irma

Reporting Issues: 

- 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.

 

Facilities Closures/Reopenings

Please check back here frequently for information on the reopening of facilities, as we receive them.
  • City of St. Pete Offices reopened Wednesday, Sept. 13
  •  Pinellas County Schools and Florida State Universities are closed until Mon., Sept. 18
  • Elementary and middle school child care programs held at Parks and Rec facilities will be cancelled through Friday, Sept. 15
  • Tampa International Airport is open
  • St. Petersburg Clearwater Airport is open
St. Pete Parks & Recreation Facility Openings:
  • North Shore Aquatic Complex - regular business hours
  • Sunshine Center - regular business hours
  • Enoch Davis Center - regular business hours
  • Azalea Recreation Center - regular business hours
  • Campbell Park Recreation Center - regular business hours
  • Frank Pierce Recreation Center - reduced hours, open gym only
  • Gladden Park Recreation Center - reduced hours, open gym only
  • Lake Vista Recreation Center - reduced hours, open gym only
  • Willis S. Johns Recreation Center - reduced hours, open gym only
  • J.W. Cate Recreation Center - reduced hours, open gym only
  • Thomas Jackson Recreation Center - reduced hours, open gym only
  • Walter Fuller Recreation Center - reduced hours, open gym only
  • Childs Park Recreation Center - reduced hours, open gym only
  • Shore Acres Recreation Center *no power - reduced hours, open gym only
  • Dell Holmes Splash Pad - regular operating hours
  • Bay Vista Recreation Center - opening Monday, Sept. 18
  • Main Library - open Friday from 10:00 am - 8:00 pm, Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon - 6:00 p.m
Golf Courses:
  • Cypress Links at Mangrove Bay is open.
  • Mangrove Bay Golf Course will be open Sat., Sept. 16 unless rain keeps trucks from accessing the course for cleanup
  • Twin Brooks is open.

Post-Irma Donation & Volunteer Opportunities

Since Hurricane Irma, this community has been eager to help one another.

In response, the City of St. Petersburg has put together a list of resources for those in need and for those looking to help.

The list includes organizations and contact information for the following:
  • Donor & Volunteer Coordination
  • Food & Necessities 
  • Legal Services
  • Pet Shelters
View the full list: HERE. The City will continue to update the list as opportunities arise.

Sanitation and Debris Services Post Irma

Sanitation and Debris Services Update:

Normal trash pickup resumed, Thursday, Sept. 14. Power has been restored at the private company that processes the recyclable material for the City’s Residential Recycling program. Regular residential collection will resume on Monday, Sept. 18, in Zone A1.

While citizens are responsible for any storm debris on personal property, the City will commence storm debris curbside pickup early next week. It is expected to take several weeks to complete. Citizens are encouraged to prepare for debris pickup this weekend.

Here are some guidelines about cleaning up storm debris on your property:

  • Place storm related brush in neat manageable piles behind the curb. Do not place material in front of the curb or in/near the alley.
  • Please clean up any additional debris in the road in front of your property so that it will not be washed into the Stormwater system and create blockages.
  • Please do not place piles too close to the garbage cans, poles, fire hydrants, or gas lines. Piles should be as accessible as possible.
  • Do not mix brush with other items. For example, if you have vegetation and pieces of a fence that need to be removed, please keep them in separate piles.
  • Leaves should be piled neatly for ease of pickup. They should not be bagged.
  • For those that have a small amount of debris or want to get rid of it quickly, the brush sites will be open for extended hours. You can drop off recyclables at the brush sites, but items must be separated and deposited into separated bins, unlike with the residential program. They will be open from 7:30 am to 7 pm every day for the next four weeks.
  • Brush site locations and hours available at stpete.org/brushsites. Extra staff will be on hand to assist citizens, and will be verifying residency information.

For questions related to debris collection, call Sanitation Special Collections at 727-893-7398. However, please note that you do not need to submit a curbside debris pickup request – crews will be sweeping the entire city. For all other general City-related requests, call the Mayor’s Action Center at 727-893-7111.

City Disaster Relief Centers Are Open

City Disaster Relief Centers Are Open

City Disaster Relief Centers opened today at noon at the Enoch Davis Center and the Sunshine Senior Center. Starting Monday, the West Library will also house a relief center. 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. The easiest way to apply for aid is online at www.disasterassistance.gov or using their mobile app (fema.gov/mobile-app). If citizens are capable of applying independently, that is strongly encouraged. Disaster Relief Centers are designed to provide support for those individuals who do not have access to technology currently, need additional assistance with the application process, or want information about other city services and community organization support.

Hours and Locations:

Enoch Davis Center
1111 18th Ave. S.
St. Petersburg, Florida 33705
Mon., Sept. 18 - Fri., Sept. 22, noon to 7 p.m.

Sunshine Senior Center
330 5th St. N.
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
Mon., Sept. 18- Fri., Sept. 22, noon to 7 p.m.

West Community Library
6700 8th Ave. North
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
Mon., Sept. 18 - Thurs., Sept. 21, noon to 7 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 22, noon to 4 p.m.

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