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Tropical System Erika Advisory 3 - 8/29 at 1:30 p.m.

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has downgraded Erika from tropical storm to a tropical system.  

Officials still anticipate significant rain associated with the Erika system. In anticipation of heavy rains as well as possible flood conditions, the City of St. Petersburg is making sandbags available to residents beginning Sunday, August 30, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., until supplies are exhausted. Sand and bags will be available at the following three locations until further notice:

  • Northeast Park, 875 62nd Avenue NE. (located at the Cardinal Drive entrance to Mangrove Bay Golf Course)
  • Bartlett Park, 22nd Avenue S. (between 6th and 7th Streets)
  • Northwest Pool Parking Lot, 2331 60th Street N.

Ten bags per vehicle are allowed. Residents with city-issued bags from previous storms are encouraged to bring them for refilling. Residents are also asked to have identification verifying city residency - a Florida driver's license is preferred.

Unless there is a change in the status of the storm, the NHC will no longer be issuing advisories. The National Weather Service will continue to issue local weather advisories for our area, including flood warnings.

Over the course of the next several days, the City of St. Petersburg encourages you to travel with caution.

Tropical Storm Erika Advisory 2 - 8/28 at 3 p.m.

St. Petersburg, FL (August 28, 2015) Due to possible flood conditions from Tropical Storm Erika, the city of St. Petersburg is making sandbags available to residents beginning Sunday, August 30, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., until supplies are exhausted.  Sand and bags are available at the following three locations until further notice:

  • Northeast Park, 875 62nd Avenue NE. (located at the Cardinal Drive entrance to Mangrove Bay Golf Course)
  • Bartlett Park, 22nd Avenue S.  (between 6th and 7th Streets)
  • Northwest Pool Parking Lot, 2331 60th Street N.

Ten bags per vehicle are allowed. Residents with city-issued bags from previous storms are encouraged to bring them for refilling. Residents are also asked to have identification verifying city residency - a Florida driver's license is preferred.

**While sand bags may offer a temporary solution to minor flooding, emergency experts recommend commercially available, impervious bags of landscape material (such as potting soil) or expandable foam.**

Tropical Storm Advisory 1 – 8/28/15 at 9:15 a.m.
As Tropical Storm Erika makes its trek toward Florida, city and county emergency officials are monitoring the storm and reviewing emergency plans. Residents may want to do the same. Now might be a good time to review your family’s emergency plans, and stock up on water, cash and gas. Over the weekend, home owners may want to survey their yard for loose limbs or debris that might cause damage in the event of high winds.

SPF15 Heats Up St. Pete's Arts Scene

Look for more than 50 events held throughout September in each of the city’s five arts districts, from murals by nationally-and internationally-recognized artists; a 9-mile long Central Avenue arts festival; a celebration of chalk art, to haute couture, fine cuisine, live theater, storytelling, jazz, blues, rock, American roots and more. Art lovers are also encouraged to view the M.C. Escher exhibit; experience Five Decades of Photography; explore the history of the Civil Rights Era, hike Florida’s wildlife corridor or learn the story of citrus. SPF15 is presented by the Suncoasters of St. Petersburg, the city and the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance. www.stpetefest.org

 

Experience 99 Days of Art in St. Pete!

Chill out this summer as the St. Pete arts scene sizzles with 99 Days of Art. Through Labor Day, choose from selected arts and cultural events including live music, theater, dance, movies, museum exhibitions, fine arts and arts activities for the entire family by following the city of St. Petersburg on Twitter. Follow us today to stay on top of the city's arts scene and experience 99 Days of Art in St. Pete!

 

 

Mayor Signs Executive Order Est. Sustainability Policies

On Tuesday, August 18, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman signed an Executive Order, his first, establishing policies consistent with the City of St. Petersburg Sustainability Initiatives.

Said Mayor Rick Kriseman: “St. Petersburg will be a model for sustainable practices and this is our biggest and boldest step yet toward that goal. Every city department will play an important role addressing a myriad of issues related to sustainability and climate issues. This is more than just a guide. It’s a directive.”

These Sustainability Core Values based upon community collaborations and partnerships, and have set forth a series of ambitious Sustainability Goals, including: net zero energy, zero waste, protection and enhancement of natural systems, the protection and promulgation of shade and green space, sustainable built environmental practices, safe and efficient multimodal transportation networks, improvement of our local economy, and a healthier community.

Eleven specific policies and procedures will take effect immediately, as outlined in the Executive Order.

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Rick Kriseman

"Welcome to St. Petersburg, where our vision is to be a city of opportunity where the sun shines on all who come to live, work, and play. With your help, our neighborhoods, businesses, every individual, will enjoy a new opportunity to be lifted into the light of our St. Petersburg sun." 
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