City of Port St. Lucie Subtropical Storm Nicole Advisory 1

City of Port St. Lucie Subtropical Storm Nicole Advisory 1

PORT ST. LUCIE – The City of Port St. Lucie strives to keep residents informed with the most up-to-date and accurate information regarding Subtropical Storm Nicole, which is now predicted to become a hurricane.
The City of Port St. Lucie is closely monitoring the path of Subtropical Storm Nicole and is preparing for any potential weather impacts it could bring to the City. Officials encourage residents to monitor the National Weather Service/National Hurricane Center for the latest updates on the storm track and intensity. Below are important points of information the City would like residents to keep in mind:
City’s EOC: The City’s Emergency Operations Center is taking proactive measures to prepare for all possibilities regarding Subtropical Storm Nicole. As the City prepares, we also encourage residents to do the same and monitor the situation.
  • Residents are urged to have their emergency plans in place for their families, pets and homes and to stay informed by visiting the National Hurricane Center for storm updates at
  • If a resident’s home is older or does not have impact glass, they may want to consider putting up shutters or plywood to protect their home.
  • Residents are encouraged to sign up for emergency alerts at
Waste Collection/Code Enforcement:
Residents are being asked not to trim trees or put out large piles of yard waste as they might not be collected before the storm. Residents also should avoid placing out large piles of trash or bulky items until the storm passes. If a resident has a pile at the curb and it’s not picked up before the storm, please ensure it is secured. The City of Port St. Lucie, through its solid waste hauler, will continue to provide collection and disposal services until further notice. To learn more, click on the severe weather tips and questions at
All temporary signs, whether on public or private property, should be removed before the storm makes landfall.
Vegetative Debris Drop Off: All residents are encouraged to take advantage of the City’s Voluntary Drop-off Center to dispose of yard and bulky waste seven days a week, from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (or dusk). The center is located at the Public Works Complex on the corner of Cameo Boulevard and Crosstown Parkway, behind the green, fenced-in area, just west of Florida’s Turnpike overpass. The Voluntary Drop Off Site is closed Friday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day.
Building: The Building Department is reminding its construction community partners of their responsibilities to begin pre-storm preparations. All contractors are responsible to contain trash, secure all building materials and maintain clean and open swales at construction sites to help prevent flooding. Staff will begin also begin to notify contractors of the following:
  • Secure or remove all trash, debris and construction material from all construction sites.
  • Secure portable toilets in garages, when available.
  • Have all drainage areas unblocked and free to allow water to flow properly.
  • Restrict further deliveries of supplies to job sites, when possible.
Public Works: Public Works staff continues to monitor water levels and clear debris from drainage systems. The potential impact of rainfall from this storm and the expected high tides may cause water to temporarily stage in the roadways. Residents are asked to be careful driving in rainy or wet conditions; residents also are asked to keep swales free of debris such as overgrown grass and leaf litter. Learn more about what to expect with our swale and drainage system at
If a resident lives in a gated or private community, the common areas are considered private property; therefore, the homeowners association maintains all of the infrastructure, roadways and landscaping within the private community. For any maintenance or landscaping issues within the community, please call the homeowner associations or property management company. For residents that live inside Tradition, but not within a gated community, please contact the Tradition Community Development District.
Police Department: PSLPD is coordinating with law enforcement and emergency management partners in the county.
Parks & Recreation: Staff is preparing for the impacts of the inclement weather. The following events are affected:
  • The Veterans Day ceremony scheduled for Veterans Memorial Park will be moved indoors at the Port St. Lucie Community Center on Friday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.
  • River Nights scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 10 at 5:30 p.m. is cancelled.
Other cancellations:
  • Affordable Housing Advisory Committee Meeting on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 1:30 p.m. is cancelled.
  • City U graduation set for Wednesday, Nov. 9 will be rescheduled.
  • Special Magistrate Hearing scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 9 a.m. is cancelled.
  • NICE Neighborhood Meeting scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. at O.L. Peacock Park is cancelled.
Utility Systems customers: Avoid the long lines to purchase water and save money, too, by filling containers with your tap water. Our water is treated by reverse osmosis and purified with minerals, like many bottled waters on the market. Here’s a link to more info about Storm Preparation and Recovery:
The City recommends customers conserve water during a power outage, not because there will be a shortage of water, but because water going down the drain or toilet will quickly fill up your grinder or STEP tank. Without power, the wastewater cannot be pumped out of the tank.
To prevent your tank from quickly filling up, only flush when absolutely necessary, avoid taking long showers and running the dishwasher or washing machine. The Utility Systems Department will make every effort possible to pump out or pump down a customer’s grinder or STEP system during the recovery period after a storm or hurricane. Here’s a link to more info about Storm Preparation and Recovery:
The Utility Systems Department is going through pre-storm checklists and preparations and will be monitoring the storm. The goal and objective for Port St. Lucie Utility Systems is to provide safe, dependable and high-quality water and sewer services to our customers in any kind of weather. If you are experiencing any issues with your service, please call Utility Systems Connection Support at 772-873-6400.
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. Please reserve 911 for emergency calls.
City of Port St. Lucie Information: For up-to-the-minute updates, please check the City’s dedicated website This site will include updates on closures, information about drainage and utilities, trash collection, City events and more. Residents are also encouraged to follow the City on the City’s social media sites, Facebook (@CityofPSL), Twitter (@CityPortStLucie) and Nextdoor, as information changes quickly. Residents also can sign up to receive phone calls, text messages or emails from the City. Registration is quick, easy and free of charge!



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