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Post Irma Treasure Coast Update Sept 15 (inc accommodations)

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Post Irma Treasure Coast Update Sept 15 (inc accommodations)

  • Power is being restored

    • FPL says restoration for east coast is expected to be completed by end of weekend.

    • West coast could be out of power until September 22nd.

    • Customers may lose power more than once while they fix the grid.

    • About 40% of FPL customers had their power restored in the first full day of repairs.

    • 6am update, 12,600 customers in SLC (10%) and 6,870 in MC (7%) are still without power.

      • Hardest fixes coming up next

    • Another 515 Fort Pierce Utility customers (1.8%)

  • Keep hurricane debris in separate piles. Vegetative debris should be in one pile. Structural debris (fences, roofs, etc.) in another.

    • Will be picked up separately from regular trash/recycling/yard waste

    • PSL storm debris questions: 772-529-0934 from 7am-7pm starting today

    • Collection starts on Monday in PSL and Fort Pierce and SLC

    • Collection starts today in Stuart

    • Starts Saturday in MC

  • Lake O discharges begin today

    • 1.3-2.6 billion gallons of water a day

    • Lake raised a foot from Irma rains. Could rise over 2 more feet as water flows south from central florida.

    • TCPalm had reported earlier in the summer that 4 conditions are needed for algae blooms, and 3 of them currently exist in St Lucie River. Only thing missing was fresh water.

  • Emergency water supplies available at following locations

    • PSL

      • Shell gas station at Tulip Blvd and Darwin Blvd

      • Publix at Prima Vista Crossing at US1 and Prima Vista Blvd

      • Speedway on US1 near Kitterman Rd

    • MC

      • Water and tarps available at Sailfish Splash Waterpark.

        • While supplies last

        • 8am to 4pm

  • Food

    • St Lucie Public Schools providing free breakfast and lunch for students today and tomorrow

      • 8am-9am, 11:30am-12:30pm

      • Students can go to any school

        • Bayshore Elementary

        • CA Moore Elementary

        • Northport K-8

        • Samuel S Gaines K-8

        • St Lucie Elementary

        • Village Green Elementary

        • Weatherbee Elementary

        • Windmill Point Elementary

    • BJ’s Wholesale has waived the membership fee

  • Gas

    • Gas is still hard to find. Use GasBuddy app to help find stations near you with gas, and find cheapest prices

  • Sailfish Splash

    • Park open to public through Friday, 10:30am to 5pm

    • $5.95 per day, free for season pass holders


  • Tree Giveaway

    • Keep Port St Lucie Beautiful tree giveaway cancelled

    • Scheduled for Saturday

    • No make up date has been confirmed

  • Volunteers needed

  • Jobs

    • CareerSource Research Coast St Lucie County Career Center in St Lucie West on University Blvd will open at 8am today

    • For residents who might need assistance with Emergency Unemployment or other services

  • Businesses

    • Local businesses impacted by Irma asked to complete Florida Virtual Business Emergency Operations Center Hurricane Irma survey.

  • Phone Numbers

    • Martin County Hotline: 772-287-1652

    • St Lucie County Hotline: 772-460-HELP

    • Price Gouging Hotline: 1-866-9-NO-SCAM

  • Websites

Treasure Coast Accommodations Available for Those Impacted by Hurricane Irma

In the wake of Hurricane Irma’s damage and power outages to the Treasure Coast and South Florida, the St. Lucie County, Martin County and Indian River County tourism offices have recognized that many east coast Florida residents are still without power or are unable to inhabit their home due to damage. The three agencies have compiled a list of area accommodations that as of Thursday, Sept. 14 are open, have power and room availability. As a precaution, it is recommended to call the property directly to book reservations, inquire about cancellation policies, pet-friendly policies, etc.

Martin County

  1. Best Western Plus, Stuart – limited availability, 772-287-6200
  2. Clarion Inn, Stuart – limited availability, 772-287-6900
  3. Coral Reef Motel, Jensen Beach – limited availability, 772-334-1474
  4. Courtyard Marriott, Stuart – limited availability, 772-781-3344
  5. Driftwood Motel, Jensen Beach – limited availability, 772-334-2237
  6. Hampton Inn & Suites, Stuart – availability, 772-692-6922
  7. Harbor Inn & Marina (The Deck), Stuart – limited availability, 772-692-1200
  8. Holiday Inn Express, Stuart – limited availability, 772-287-2522
  9. Hutchinson Island Resort & Marina, Stuart – limited availability, 772-225-3700
  10. Inn Shepards Park Bed & Breakfast, Stuart – limited availability, 772-781-4244
  11. Jensen Beach Inn, Jensen Beach – limited availability, 772-334-1466
  12. Pirate’s Cove Resort & Marina, Stuart – limited availability, 772-287-2500
  13. Royal Palms Motel, Stuart – availability, 772-283-7608
  14. Seminole Inn, Indiantown – availability, 772-597-3777
  15. Southwind Motel, Stuart – availability, 772-287-0773
  16. Quality Inn, Stuart – limited availability, 772-287-3171
  17. Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Stuart – limited availability, 772-286-1010

St. Lucie County

  1. Best Western, Port St. Lucie – limited availability, 772-878-7600
  2. Courtyard by Marriott Hutchinson Island, Jensen Beach – limited availability, 772-229-1000
  3. Days Inn & Suites, Fort Pierce – limited availability, 772-742-2798
  4. Hampton Inn & Suites, Fort Pierce – limited availability, 772-828-4100
  5. Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Fort Pierce – limited availability, 772-464-5000
  6. Motel 6, Fort Pierce – rooms available, 772-461-9937
  7. Ocean Village Vacation Rentals, availability, 772-489-6100
  8. Perfect Drive Vacation Rentals, Port St. Lucie – availability, 772-873-0515
  9. Rodeway Inn, Fort Pierce – limited availability, 772-465-8600
  10. Sleep Inn / Mainstay Suites, Port St. Lucie – Booking one night only, online reservations only,
  11. The Beachfront Inn, Fort Pierce, Hutchinson Island – availability, 772-882-3602

Indian River County

  1. Capt. Hiram’s Resort, Sebastian – limited availability, 772-388-858 – $99 distressed rate
  2. Costa d’ Este Beach Resort & Spa, Vero Beach – availability, 772-562-9919 – Hurricane Irma Relief offer extending 30% Savings for 4+ night
  3. Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel & Spa, Vero Beach – availability, 772-231-5666 – resort fee waived
  4. Holiday Inn Oceanside, Vero Beach – availability, 772-231-2300 – pet fee waived
  5. Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Vero Beach – limited availability, 772-774-4010
  6. Country Inn and Suites By Carlson, Vero Beach – availability, 772-257-0252
  7. Hampton Inn Vero Beach – availability, 772-770-4299
  8. Springhill Suites, Vero Beach – availability, 772-978-9292
  9. Sea Spray Inn, Vero Beach – limited availability, 772-231-5210
  10. Disney’s Vero Beach Resort – availability, 772-234-2000
  11. Oyster Pointe & Oyster Bay Resort, Sebastian – availability, 772-589-6513
  12. Pennwood Motor Lodge, Sebastian – availability, 772-589-3855
  13. Econo Lodge, Vero Beach – availability, 772-569-0900
  14. Caribbean Court, Vero Beach – availability, 772-231-7211
  15. The Historic Driftwood Resort, Vero Beach – availability, 772-231-0550
  16. Reef Ocean Resort, Vero Beach – availability, 772-231-1000
  17. Sea Turtle Inn, Vero Beach – availability, 772-234-0788
  18. South Beach Place, Vero Beach – availability, 772-231-5366
For a full list of accommodations in each county log on to, or

Keep generators outside

It’s critical to keep generators outside. Never use them in a garage, basement, crawl space or enclosed or even partially enclosed areas that may have ventilation. Opening doors and windows and fans will not prevent CO from building up inside a home. Call 800-222-1222 for any poison emergency. If the victim has collapsed, call 911.


Port St. Lucie Police are warning people about a Comcast contractor scam. Police responded to a call on Wednesday after a person complained about a man pretending to be a Comcast contractor asked to collect money from a past bill. According to police, the contractor had a shirt with a Comcast logo on it, a Comcast hat, ID badge, and the vehicle had a magnet with the Comcast logo on it. The resident did the right thing and called Comcast to report the incident, and Comcast said it did not have an employee with the name provided. The resident did not pay the man, and he left the area. Comcast does not send employees to collect money, and contractors are only used to repair lines and check service problems. If you have any information on this type of incident or similar scenarios, police ask that you report it.

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