Hurricane Irma: Martin County Public Information Line is 772-287-1652

Martin County Emergency Management officials are closely monitoring reports provided by the National Weather Service on Hurricane Irma. Martin County’s Public Information Line is now active and staff is available between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Beginning Friday, the hotline will be operational around the clock. Residents can call 772-287-1652 to have their storm-related questions answered. Martin County reminds residents to take this time to review hurricane plans, stock up on storm supplies and make necessary preparations in advance of possible impacts from Hurricane Irma.

Martin County has designated specific times on local radio when residents can tune in to get information for our area from the Emergency Operations Center. During a declared emergency, residents can obtain Martin County-specific information by tuning to WQCS-88.9 FM, the Emergency Alert System radio station designated by the State of Florida, at 9 a.m., 1 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. Residents can also listen to WSTU 1450 AM throughout the day. Local information is also available on MCTV on Comcast Channel 20 and on U-verse Channel 99.

Shelters

When shelters are opened, they will be announced on local radio and television. Not all shelters will be opened at the same time, please monitor radio and television broadcasts.

Sandbags

Empty sandbags are available to Martin County residents at the yard located on the south side of SE Aviation Way in Stuart (east of the School Bus Garage). Residents should bring a shovel, if they own one. Bags can be filled from a stockpile of dirt at the yard. Each resident may have 25 sandbags per residence. County staff will obtain the address of where the bags are intended to be used and the name of the person picking them up.

For more information: https://www.martin.fl.us/hurricane

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