St. Lucie County Makes Plans for Tropical Storm Dorian, Urges Residents To Do the Same

St. Lucie County Makes Plans for Tropical Storm Dorian, Urges Residents To Do the Same

While it is too early to tell what impacts Tropical Storm Dorian might have on the Treasure Coast, St. Lucie County’s Public Safety and Public Works crews have begun taking preparations and initiating their hurricane preparedness plans. All St. Lucie County residents are strongly urged to do the same.

Tropical Storm Dorian isn’t expected to impact St. Lucie County until this weekend, but now is the time to make sure you have plenty of water, non-perishable food, medicine, fuel, batteries and other supplies.

While it is too early to decide if general population shelters will be needed, residents who might need to use the pet-friendly shelter or the special medical needs shelter are encouraged to pre-register at

St. Lucie County’s Public Works staff has already begun staging equipment and lowering canal levels where they can. Crews are also checking the drainage systems to make sure they are debris-free.

Waste Pro garbage and recycling collections will continue on its normal schedule, but residents and businesses are asked to no longer put out yard debris and tree limbs to prevent these materials from becoming projectiles and/or blocking drains.

If Tropical Storm Dorian continues its current path, St. Lucie County expects to active its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) before the end of the week. Once the EOC is fully activated, updates will be provided on WQCS 88.9 FM and on the county’s Facebook page ( at 8 a.m., noon and 5 p.m.  St. Lucie County’s Information Hotline, 772-460-HELP (4357), will become activated once the ECO is activated.

For more information about the St. Lucie County’s preparations and precautionary measures visit: or on social media @StLucieGov.

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