Martin County Closures
Martin County - Tuesday September 27, 2022: Martin County continues to monitor Hurricane Ian and make preparations to ensure continuity of county operations. Martin County is currently under a Tropical Storm Warning and a Flood Watch, with flooding rain and tornadoes being the greatest threats for our area.
The National Weather Service anticipates that Martin County may potentially experience wind speeds of 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 55 mph, and potential widespread rainfall of 4-6 inches with the possibility of 8 inches in some areas. At this time, impacts to our area are expected Wednesday through Thursday.
• Schools: The Martin County School District has announced that schools we be closed on Wednesday, September 28 and Thursday, September 29. In addition, all after school activities will be cancelled today (Tuesday) through Thursday. Extended Day remains open after school today but will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday.
• Bridges: The Roosevelt Drawbridge and Hobe Sound Bascule Bridge must be in the locked-down position by 8 p.m. this evening, Tuesday, September 27. Bridges will be locked down north to south with the Roosevelt Drawbridge expected to close at 5:30 p.m. and the Hobe Sound Bascule Bridge at 6:30 p.m.
• MC Parks Facilities: Sailfish Sands Golf Course and all related golf facilities are closed. Seaside Café at Stuart Beach and Sand Dune Café at Jensen Beach are also closed until further notice.
• Transit: Martin County public transit (MARTY) will not be in service beginning Wednesday, September 28 until further notice.
In anticipation of potential impacts from Hurricane Ian, sand and sandbags are available to Martin County residents until 5 p.m. today, September 27 at Halpatiokee Regional Park, located at 8303 SW Lost River Road. Sandbag operations will take place in the parking lot located immediately south of the hockey rink at the main entrance of the park.
Martin County residents are allowed up to 25 sandbags per residence, and we ask that you provide your name and address for documentation. County staff will be available to assist in filling bags, but residents are encouraged to bring their own shovels to expedite the process.
• Residents can call the Community Information Center at 772-287-1652 to have their storm-related questions answered between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
• AlertMartin is a free service that allows Emergency Management, Fire Rescue, Utilities, Martin County Sheriff's Office and municipal partners to send important public safety messages, evacuation notices and other timely warnings by phone, text and/or email. To receive notifications, residents must sign up at www.martin.fl.us/alertmartin.
• Refrain from trimming vegetation and placing vegetative debris curbside.
• Alleviate potential flooding by clearing storm drains of debris.
• Standing water may hide potential hazards such as energized power lines. If you approach standing water while driving, turn around, don’t drown.
• For flood safety information or to report flooding, visit www.martin.fl.us/MCFlood.
• If traffic lights are not working, treat the intersection as a four-way stop.
• If you need emergency services, call 9-1-1.
Up-to-date emergency information may be found on the County website at www.martin.fl.us/hurricane.
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