IRMA PARK UPDATE
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14 Sep POST Irma Pictures
Travel South on I-95: 16 Sep - We made the trip from NC to the park today in just at 11 hrs from Fayetteville (we stop every couple of hrs), Traffic was a little heavy at times but made it thru SC, where it normally is a bottle neck, in just over 3 hrs. Stopped several times to "top off" and had no problem finding gas in SC, GA or FL. All exits were open and travel appeared to be back to normal.
Current Status as of 0800 18 Sep
- The office is back to normal operations
- Took a drive around the park on Sunday. Considering we have 300+ units and only 3 or 4 suffered significant damage, on the whole we were extremely fortunate. The bulk of the damage appeared to consist of missing skirting and siding. The real loosers were the trees and shrubs (other than the palms), brown on the east side from the wind and ocean salt spray, and bright green on the west side.(Bob McAllister).
From St Lucie County EOC
Damage Repairs and Scammers - When it comes time to perform any repairs, the St Lucie Sheriff's Office has cautioned about SCAMMERS who are already showing up in the area. They recommend checking the Treasure Coast Builders Association for Licensed and Bonded companies. http://www.treasurecoastba.com/list/. I have found that this site appears to be VERY busy, so continue to try if you receive an error. This is not and endorsement, simple a place to start.
Garbage/Debris Pick Up
- Vegetative debris pick up will begin on Monday, Sept. 18. 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.
- Waste Pro has begun normal garbage and recycling pickup with the exception of those residents on Indian River Drive. Due to the closure of Indian River Drive from Walton Road to the county line, Waste Pro has placed a 20-yard dumpster at the corner of Indian River Drive and Walton Road Tuesday morning. Residents along the closed section of the road may bring their refuse to this location and place it into the dumpster until the street is open and normal collection service returns.
- 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.
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