Storm debris collection schedule in Tampa Bay Area:
Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn says that while the city hasn't escaped Hurricane Irma's wrath, the situation isn't as bad as they had feared. Buckhorn did say there are a lot of downed power lines and debris.
Hyde Park Presbyterian Church is the only shelter still open for evacuees who cannot return to their homes, such as those residents impacted by flooding, and for those whose homes have major damage or were destroyed. It is located at 1309 W. Swann Ave. in Tampa.
Transportation can be arranged by calling the Hillsborough County Customer Service Center at (813) 272-5900. For other storm recovery information, go to HillsboroughCounty.org/StaySafe.
The City of Tampa Hurricane Hotline: 844-852-8889.
Report downed trees in right-of-ways or city-owned trees down in the City of Tampa by calling 813-274-5544.
Report issues regarding signs, traffic lights ect. in the City of Tampa by calling 813-274-3101.
Report non-electric utility issues in the City of Tampa by calling 813-274-8811.
The mandatory evacuation orders for levels A and B, and all mobile homes countywide, are lifted effective immediately.
Power outages have affected Pinellas County Utilities sewer pump stations. Pinellas County is urging all residents to minimize flushing toilets and using excessive water to prevent backups and overflow.
All bridges across the county have been inspected for safety and reopened. Public Works crews have covered most of the County's road network to clear debris and conduct safety assessments.
Debris contractors will begin debris collection from rights of way on Monday, giving residents returning home over the next few days enough time to collect and place their debris piles in their nearest right of way.
As of 4 a.m. on Thursday, approximately 197 intersection signals throughout the county remain without power. Treat them as a full 4-way stop.
Thousands of Manatee County residents remain without power.
Wastewater pump stations are not working in areas without electricity, and Manatee County Utility asked residents avoid flushing toilets, taking showers and doing laundry. Wastewater has nowhere to go and can back up inside the home until power is restored.
A boil water notice remains in place until Thursday for Anna Maria Island residents.
Damage assessment crews are canvassing Manatee County today as residents called the Citizens Information Center (CIC) line to report damages. The CIC line, (941) 749-3547, is the first number people should call to ask for non-emergency help from the County.
Household hazardous waste can also be taken to the following locations on Saturday, Oct. 21:
Manatee County Fairgrounds, 1303 17th St. W., Palmetto from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Manatee County Utilities Department, 4410 66th St. W., Bradenton, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Radioactive and bio-hazardous materials and e-scrap will not be accepted on those dates. E-scrap can also be disposed on Sat., Oct. 7 at the Utilities Department listed above, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Duke Energy, SECO, and Withlacoochee Electric are working on all the power outages throughout the county. There are currently over 40,000 locations without power. Phone systems throughout the county are experiencing extremely high call volumes as everyone is calling to check on their loved ones.
Countless intersection signals throughout the county remain without power. Treat them as a full 4-way stop.
Citrus County's storm debris contractor will commence the first of two roadside pickups of storm related vegetative only debris on Monday, October 2.
The Sheriff's Office has implemented a "Sheriff's Volunteer Shallow Water Rescue Unit" designed to utilize Hernando County citizens who own flat bottom boats/air boats/ATVs/utility vehicles and/or trucks to assist in various shallow water rescue
operations AFTER the weather subsides. If you own a boat or specialized truck or SUV, are a Hernando County resident, and would like to participate, please visit www.hernandosheriff.org and look under the "Programs" tab to complete the online registration form.
Boil water notices are in effect for:
Debris removal pick-ups will start on Monday September 18th. There will be two sweeps performed throughout the County which could take a few weeks to complete. Residents must separate vegetative debris (tree limbs, brush, etc) from other construction/demolition debris and place in front of their property along the roadway. Do not place debris in the roadway, in front of mail boxes or fire hydrants.