The City of West Palm Beach escaped Irma’s wrath with power outages, downed trees and relatively minor damage. Currently, the City’s damage assessment teams are surveying the City, and preliminary debris cleanup is underway. Florida Power and Light is working to restore power to everyone. Now is the time for patience. It could be several days before power is restored to the entire City. A ‘dusk to dawn’ curfew remains in effect for your safety and that of our first responders.
CITY OF WEST PALM BEACH UPDATES:
- If you parked your vehicle in the Banyan garage and are blocking City vehicles, move your vehicle now to ensure City vehicles can conduct post-damage assessments and cleanup. Vehicles blocking City vehicles may be towed.
- City Hall remains closed on Monday and Tuesday.
- PalmTran has suspended service until further notice.
- Palm Beach County Schools remain closed Monday and Tuesday.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION:
- While a partial curfew is in effect, please shelter in place, as there are still power lines that are down.
- Any intersection with a flashing traffic light or no power should be treated like a 4-way stop. Please be mindful of the safety of officers and crews working on roadways.
- Sanitation will NOT be collecting on Tuesday or Wednesday. Please place your garbage out on your next regularly scheduled day.
- City of WPB Hotline: (561) 822-2222. In event of service interruption, call : (561) 822-1227.
- In case of an emergency, dial 911. For West Palm Beach emergency services, call: 561-(561) 822-1900.
- FPL is aware of widespread power outages and says there is no need to report an outage. Call 1-800-4-OUTAGE (1-800-468-8243) immediately to report a dangerous condition such as a downed power line.
- On 9/12, City of West Palm Beach Police and Fire rescued two families and nine children from a home on Webster Avenue when their roof was compromised. Family pets were subsequently rescued.
Stay Safe Everyone!