City of Port St. Lucie Hurricane Ian Advisory #3
Port St. Lucie - Wednesday September 2022: As Hurricane Ian crosses Florida, City Hall, parks, the MIDFLORIDA Event Center and the Community Center will remain closed Thursday, Sept. 29. All City facilities are expected to reopen Friday, Sept. 30.
Stay connected: For updates, check the City’s dedicated website, www.CityofPSL.com/Ian. This site includes updates on closures, information about drainage and utilities, trash collection, City events and more. Residents are also encouraged to sign up to receive text messages.
Solid waste collection: On Thursday, Sept. 29, solid waste services will resume. Wednesday customers will be collected Thursday, Thursday customers will be collected Friday and Friday customers will be collected Saturday. For more information on your collection day, visit www.CityofPSL.com/SolidWaste.
Public Works: As of 5 p.m., localized street flooding has been identified in these areas. Please avoid these intersections:
· Savona Boulevard at California Boulevard (closed to traffic)
· Midway Road west of Torino Parkway (closed to traffic)
· 900 block of SW Alexandria Avenue (closed to traffic)
· Thornhill & Brisbane
· Thornhill & Burlington
· Thornhill & Victor
· Thornhill & Sylvester
· Airoso & Pisces
· Port St. Lucie Boulevard between Darwin and Globe is open, but the outside lanes are flooded. Drivers should avoid the area and use caution if they must travel through these intersections.
· One northbound lane on Port St. Lucie Boulevard is closed between Aurelia and Gatlin. It is anticipated this closure will remain in place for several days until the water subsides and repairs can be made.
Do not drive around barricades, even if it looks safe. They protect you from floodwaters and damaged roads.
Police Department: Port St. Lucie Police ask residents not to drive unless you must. If a resident drives, please follow these tips to stay safe and out of harms way:
Ø Keep a safe distance between vehicles and watch your speed. Slow and steady will get you out of harm's way.
Ø Avoid water-filled roads. You don’t know how deep the water is.
Ø If you come to an intersection and the traffic lights are not operating, treat it as if it’s a four-way stop.
Parks & Recreation: Due to wet conditions, all park and field reservations have been canceled within City parks, through Thursday, Sept. 29. On Friday, Sept. 30, the City will re-evaluate the condition of the fields and will determine whether to re-open to the public.
The Community Center and Community Fitness & Wellness Center, the MIDFLORIDA Event Center Recreation & Humana Fitness & Wellness Center, Minsky Gym, all City parks (including McCarty Ranch Preserve) and The Saints Golf Course are closed to the public Thursday, Sept. 29. Weekend events are still scheduled and plan to go forward.
C-24 Canal and Oak Hammock parks and Veterans Park at Rivergate are closed the public, however, the boat ramps in each park remain open to the public until further notice.
MIDFLORIDA Event Center: The MIDFLORIDA Event Center will be closed to the public Thursday, Sept. 29. Weekend events are still scheduled and plan to go forward.
Utility Systems customers: If a resident is experiencing a sewer alarm, they are asked to conserve water until a technician is able to respond. Residents can contact Connection Support 24 hours a day by calling 772-873-6400. Residents can make online utility payments at https://utility.cityofpsl.com/.
Stormwater and swales: Heavy rainfall has impacted our neighborhoods. Residents are asked to keep swales clean of debris such as overgrown grass and leaf litter. A swale liner is placed at the bottom of the swale to help move stormwater flowing through the system. Learn more about what to expect with our swale and drainage system at www.CityofPSL.com/Swale.
1PSL/Hotlines: Residents can contact the City through our 1PSL customer service system at 772-871-1775 or through the 1PSL app. St. Lucie County’s EOC hotline is 772-460-HELP.