Hurricane Dorian: City of Fort Pierce Sunday Sept 1 2019

Hurricane Dorian: City of Fort Pierce Sunday Sept 1 2019

As of Sunday at 9:00 AM, here is the latest information:


St. Lucie County will open the following shelters at 2 PM today:
Special Needs Shelter – Havert L. Fenn Center, 2000 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce
Pet Friendly Shelter – Fort Pierce Westwood High School, 1801 Panther Lane, Fort Pierce
General Population Shelter – Fort Pierce Central HIgh School, 4101 S 25th Street, Fort Pierce
For details on shelters, visit St. Lucie County’s website:
If residents are in need of transportation to the St. Lucie County’s Special Needs Shelter at the Havert L. Fenn Center, please contact Community Transit at 772-464-RIDE (7433). If you are in need of transportation to the General Population Shelters contact the St Lucie County Public Information Line at 772-460-HELP (4357).


At this time, no mandatory evacuation orders for St. Lucie County’s portion of Hutchinson Island are anticipated. However, should the storm shift west, that could change. Residents living in a low-lying areas, in manufactured/mobile homes or on the barrier island should have evacuation plans already in place. We will keep you updated.


The Public Works Department has supplied piles of sand for sandbags at various locations (see below). It is first come, first served, until gone. Please bring your own shovel and bags.
As of yesterday evening, the following locations still have sand available:
Maravilla Park – Oleander Blvd between Maple Ave and Wisteria Ave.
Dreamland Park – 301 S. 25th St.
N.W. Pioneer Park – Ave M and N. 29th St.

Public Information Helpline

St. Lucie County’s Emergency Operations Center has opened its Public Information Lines ahead of Hurricane Dorian. That number is 772-460-HELP (4357). The Public Information Lines will be open today, Saturday, August 31 from 8 AM to 8 PM. Please reserve 911 for emergency calls.

Solid Waste

No more vegetative debris should be placed at the curb until after the storm passes.
— Previous updates —

Barrier Island Reentry Program

Effective with the 2019 Hurricane Season that begins on June 1, residents and property owners of both North and South Hutchinson Island will no longer need a Barrier Island Re-Entry Placard following evacuation for a hurricane. Once a storm has passed and county officials determine it is safe to access the barrier islands, residents and/or homeowners will be required to stop at the check-point and present two documents to justify their access. These documents include a utility bill, insurance declaration or property tax statement along with a government-issued photo identification. Visit the Sheriff’s Office webpage for more information:

City Closures

City Hall and all city facilities will be closed to the public until further notice.

Meeting Cancellations

The following meetings have been cancelled:
September 3, 2019 City Commission Budget Hearing – CANCELLED
September 3, 2019 City Commission Regular Meeting – CANCELLED
September 3, 2019 FPRA Special Meeting – CANCELLED
September 6, 2019 Lincoln Park Business Expo – POSTPONED to September 27, 2019


St. Lucie Public Schools are closed until further notice.

City Marina

The Fort Pierce City Marina is no longer accepting any additional vessels until further notice.

Building Inspections

The Building Department has suspending regular inspections until further notice. We will complete inspections that have been scheduled for Friday, August 30. If the storm continues as predicted, the Building Department will not be accepting regular inspections until further notice.

Parking Garage

We have received several questions regarding parking in the city’s parking garage; the garage is open to the public until filled at your own risk.


We are committed to keeping our residents safe and informed – all public notices will be provided on the city’s website at, social media channels and Fort Pierce TV Channel 27. Residents are also urged to sign up for St. Lucie County’s Alert St. Lucie program to get emergency notifications sent directly to their phone, email or text:
Residents can subscribe to receive updates through the “Weather Alert” feed dedicated to sharing information regarding Hurricane Dorian on the city’s website: The City of Fort Pierce will send an AM and PM notices each day.
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