Board of County Commissioners: Hurricane Matthew response and recovery updates

Governor Rick Scott and Martin County officials, October 7.

Martin County officials continue to respond and assist in recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.


The County reports the following statistics of the storm’s impact to our community.

Total rainfall: 3.75 inches

Winds: Highest sustained 66 mph with gusts to 80 mph

Storm surge: Estimated at 3 feet


Residents should note the following updates:


Garbage and recycling: Normal garbage and recycling collection resumes on Monday, Oct. 10.


Water: Martin County Utilities has withdrawn the boil water notice affecting Hutchinson Island.


Libraries: Blake and Morgade libraries resume normal operations tomorrow, Monday, Oct. 10. The remaining library branches will open on Tuesday, Oct. 11.


Storm shutters: We thank our residents for being prepared but please take your storm shutters down. If there’s a fire, you can’t get out and fire rescue can’t get in.


Parks and Beaches: All beaches and parks are OPEN with the exception of Glasscock Beach, located at 4775 NE Ocean Boulevard in Jensen Beach, due to remaining debris.


Martin County Golf Course: The Red/White courses will be CLOSED tomorrow, Monday, October 10. The Gold Course will be OPEN tomorrow, Monday, October 10, starting at 9:00 a.m. Please check Parks & Recreation’s Facebook page for the latest updates.


FPL: 4,570 customers remain without power (an outage of approximately 5 percent) in Martin County. Visit for updates.


Martin County Board of County Commissioners’ offices and facilities: All County offices will resume normal operations on Monday, October 10.

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