Emergency Alert City of St. Augustine - Do You Have Proper Flood and Renters or Homeowners Insurance Coverage?
Emergency Alert. In preparation for the impact of Tropical Storm Nicole, the City is urging residents to prepare for flooding that is expected to exceed between three to five feet above street level in low-lying areas as early as Wednesday, November 9. With strong sustained winds and gale-force gusts predicted, residents can also expect power outages, tree damages, and structure damage with rain and winds lasting through Thursday night and into Friday morning. Starting Tuesday, November 8, at 10:00am, the City will provide free sandbags until 5:00pm or until the supply is depleted at Francis Field, located at 25 West Castillo Drive. The sand and the bags are free of charge and there is a limit of 20 bags per person. Members of the public must provide their own transportation and shovels and are responsible for filling their own bags. Vehicles should enter Francis Field from the west off Riberia St. and follow directions. The service will continue until the supply is depleted or the weather deteriorates until it is unsafe to do so. For additional information, please call the General Services Department at 904.825.1010. The Historic Downtown Parking Facility will be free on Tuesday, November 8, starting at 5:00pm for residents living in low-lying, flood-prone areas who are seeking higher ground for their vehicles. Residents should plan to retrieve their vehicles once the storm passes, and it is safe to return home. Residential yard debris pickup will remain on its normal schedule this week on Wednesday, November 9 and operate additionally on Thursday, November 10. Residential recycling will not be collected this week, but will resume on Thursday, November 17 and Friday, November 18. Residents are advised to not drive through standing water. In cases where driving through standing water is unavoidable, drivers are reminded to drive slowly with caution and not to create a wake. This can subsequently and inadvertently cause water to breach into homes and businesses causing additional or increased water damage. Residents can find helpful information online at the St. Johns County Emergency Management website at www.SJCEmergencyManagement.org. In addition, residents may monitor www.CityStAug.com for updates. #CityStAug