Martin County under Tropical Storm Watch and Flood Watch
Martin County - Tuesday September 27, 2022: Martin County Emergency Management, county leadership and municipal and public safety partners continue to participate in calls with the state emergency management team and the National Weather Service in Melbourne as we monitor the path of Hurricane Ian.
Martin County is currently under a Tropical Storm Watch and a Flood Watch, with flooding rain and tornadoes being the greatest threats for our area. The National Weather Service anticipates Martin County may receive 4-6 inches of rain and winds of 25-35 mph.
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.
In anticipation of potential impacts from Hurricane Ian, sand and sandbags will be made available to Martin County residents on Tuesday, September 27 at Halpatiokee Regional Park, located at 8303 SW Lost River Road. Sandbag operations will run from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. 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 loading process.