Martin County Update on Hurricane Ian
Martin County - - Wednesday September 28, 2022: A local state of emergency has been declared as county officials continue to monitor the progress of Hurricane Ian. Martin County is currently under a Tropical Storm Warning, Tornado Watch 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 afternoon through Thursday.
All Martin County BOCC offices and facilities, including all Martin County Library System branches, will be closed on Wednesday, September 28 and Thursday, September 29.
County Parks and Beaches
All county parks, beaches and programs will be closed Wednesday, September 28 and Thursday, September 29.
The Martin County School District has announced that schools will be closed on Wednesday, September 28 and Thursday, September 29. In addition, all after school activities will be cancelled and Extended Day will be closed.
Nineteenth Judicial Circuit – All courthouses in the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit will be closed September 28-29. For further information about the status of court operations, visit the Circuit’s website circuit19.org or call 772-742-9229.
Martin County Tax Collector – All offices are closed on Wednesday, September 28. For updates, visit martintaxcollector.com.
Martin County Property Appraiser – The office is closed Wednesday, September 28 and Thursday, September 29.
Martin County Supervisor of Elections – The office is closed Wednesday, September 28 and Thursday, September 29.
BRIDGES AND TRANSPORTATION
• The Roosevelt Drawbridge and Hobe Sound Bascule Bridge are in the locked-down position.
• When --bridges are in the locked-down position, there is no impact to automobiles however, there may be impacts to marine traffic depending upon the height of the vessels.
• Martin County Public Transit (MARTY) will not be in service on Wednesday, September 28.
GARBAGE, RECYCLING and WASTE
• For Waste Management customers in unincorporated Martin County, all garbage services will be suspended on Wednesday, September 28 and Thursday, September 29.
• If your residential garbage pickup day is on a Thursday, then your pickup will be on Friday, September 30 this week.
• If your residential garbage pickup day is on a Friday, then your pickup will be on Saturday, October 1 this week.
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.
• 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. Residents are encouraged to connect with us on social media. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and subscribe to our YouTube Channel