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Info below updated on Monday, Sept. 18 @ 4 p.m.

St. Lucie County has been added to the list of Florida communities that have been declared by FEMA as a designated disaster area for Individual Assistance: https://www.disasterassistance.gov/.

Click here for FEMA Assistance FAQS

For FEMA Assistance in Spanish or for FEMA Assistance in Creole 

Click here for additional resources from the State of Florida

All residents are encouraged to register for assistance, even if they do not see immediate damage, as once the deadline passes – residents will not be able to file for or receive assistance after the fact.  

Residents that need help with the online filing process for FEMA assistance can visit the following St. Lucie County locations:

  • St. Lucie County Community Service, 437 North 7th St., Fort Pierce; Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Lakewood Park Branch Library, 7605 Santa Barbara Drive, Fort Pierce; Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday from noon to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • St. Lucie County Veterans Services, 1664 SE Walton Road (Suite 205), Port St. Lucie; Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Morningside Branch Library, 2410 SE Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie, Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Residents with roof damage can have the Army Corp of Engineers help secure a temporary roof through the Blue Roof program by calling 1-888-ROOF-BLU (1-888-766-3258) or visiting: www.saj.usace.army.mil/BlueRoof. (This registration is separate from general public assistance.)

FEMA representatives are out in communities encouraging residents to register for assistance; however, residents should be cautious of scammers and fake representatives. All FEMA workers will carry an official FEMA photo/ID – residents shouldn’t hesitate to ask for identification. If residents see fraudulent representatives or suspicious activity, call 911 or the FEMA Fraud Hotline at 866-720-5721.

Private non-profits and community organizations are also eligible for public assistance through FEMA. Through the Private Non-Profit (PNP) Public Assistance Program, FEMA provides supplemental federal disaster grant assistance for debris removal, life-saving emergency protective measures, and the repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged publicly-owned facilities, and the facilities of certain organizations. The program also encourages protection of these damaged facilities from future events by providing assistance for hazard mitigation measures during the recovery process. For details visit: www.fema.gov/public-assistance-local-state-tribal-and-non-profit. The deadline for the PNP program is noon, Thursday, Sept. 21 – those organizations interested in apply should email pio@stlucieco.org

Most county parks, preserves and mosquito impoundments still have debris cleanup efforts underway, so residents are asked to refrain from visiting outdoor attractions, until they have been cleared. 

Damage Reports

St. Lucie County residents can now report storm and flooding damage to their homes and businesses using the My St. Lucie Mobile App. Within the app simply select the "Storm Damage" request type or access it on the website: www.stlucieco.gov/mystlucie.

The My St. Lucie app allows residents to easily submit requests for services; ask questions or request public records. Directly through the app, residents can take a photograph of a problem area such as a pothole or flooded street and send that image and location to St. Lucie County to be properly routed to the correct department for processing. After submitting requests, residents can use the mobile app to track the status of their request.

My St. Lucie App  

Business Damage Reports

  • St. Lucie County local businesses impacted by Hurricane Irma are asked to complete the Florida Virtual Business Emergency Operations Center "Hurricane Irma Survey.” This survey will assist local and state governments in learning the impacts to our business community and expedite resources available to you and your employees to get your business back up and running and your employees back to work. Click here to access the survey:  http://flvbeoc.org/index.php?action=bda.
  • St. Lucie West Career Center, 584 NW University Blvd.-Suite 300 in Port St. Lucie, will open Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 8 a.m. The staff will be able to assist St. Lucie County residents who might need assistance with Emergency Unemployment or other services offered by the Career Center including job placement.  
  • Those needing access to computers and internet can visit St. Lucie County Libraries

Donations

  • St. Lucie County is accepting donations, in cooperation with Mustard Seed to help with Hurricane Irma efforts. Donations can be delivered to Mustard Seed, 3130 S US 1 in Fort Pierce, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Supplies that are needed include:
  • Diapers (all sizes)
  • Wipes
  • Water
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Buckets
  • Baby food/formula
  • The United Way of St. Lucie County is accepting monetary donations to help with Hurricane Irma relief efforts.  At this time donations can be made at www.unitedwayslc.org. For further information, call 772-464-5300. 

Garbage/Debris Pick Up

  • Vegetative debris pick up will begin on Monday, Sept. 18, including in private/gated communities. Residents cleaning up vegetative debris should stack debris in their yard and not the road. Also, do not stack debris near/in front of fire hydrants or utility poles or place vegetative debris in bags. Furthermore, be sure to separate yard/vegetative debris from household waste and refuse.
  • When hiring someone to handle home repairs, remember to only use licensed contractors and be aware of scammers or predators that may be in our neighborhoods looking for an easy opportunity. For a list of licensed contractors check your city or county website or with the Treasure Coast Builders Association for a list of reputable and licensed contractors.

Water Distribution

Port St. Lucie Utility Systems has established emergency water supply depots to provide water to residents who do not have access to water at their homes due to power outages at the following locations:

  • Shell gas station at Tulip Boulevard /Darwin Boulevard
  • Parkway Elementary School at Selvitz Road /Manville Drive
  • Publix at Prima Vista Crossings at U.S. 1 /Prima Vista Boulevard
  • Speedway on U.S. 1 near Kitterman Road

Residents will need to bring containers as these are self-service stations.

Islamorada Beer Company, located at 3200 Saint Lucie Blvd. in Fort Pierce, has free drinking water available in its tap room  from 2 to 8 p.m. Residents will need to bring containers. 

Volunteers

St. Lucie County’s Community Services Department is ready to start mobilizing volunteers looking to assist with the cleanup of Hurricane Irma. If residents are willing and able to volunteer, visit the United Way of St. Lucie at www.unitedwayslc.org or Volunteer St. Lucie at https://stluciecounty.formstack.com/forms/hurricane_irma

 
Cleanup 
  • From now through Sept. 30, call the number below for help with home cleanup. As they are able, reputable and vetted relief agencies may assist you and your neighbors cut fallen trees, remove drywall, insulation, flooring, furniture, appliances, tarp roofs, etc. All services are free, but service is not guaranteed due to the overwhelming need.

    Importantly, this hotline CANNOT assist with social services such as food, clothing, shelter, insurance, or questions about FEMA registration. Volunteers work free of charge and provide the tools and equipment necessary to complete the work. To request help:

    CALL: 1-800-451-1954