MC Public Information: Evacuations underway; water to Hutchinson Island to be shut off today

Mandatory evacuations are underway for residences and businesses in storm surge evacuation zone AB which includes residences on Hutchinson Island and Jupiter Island, Sewall’s Point and manufactured/mobile homes, as well as homes in low-lying areas. [CORRECTION: MC Emergency Ops will be shutting off water at 3pm to ONLY Hutchinson Island. Check w other localities for their info.]

The storm surge evacuation zone map can be found on Martin County’s website at www.martin.fl.us.

Shelters Emergency shelters opened this morning at the following locations:  Port Salerno Elementary School, 3260 SE Lionel Terrace, Stuart  JD Parker Elementary School, 1010 SE 10th Street, Stuart  Jensen Beach High School, 2875 NW Goldenrod Road, Jensen Beach  Hidden Oaks Middle School, 2801 SW Martin Highway, Palm City  Warfield Elementary School, 15260 SW 150th Street, Indiantown  Special Needs: Anderson Middle School, 7000 SE Atlantic Ridge Drive,

Stuart Utilities Water service will be shut off to the barrier islands at 3:00 pm today to protect the integrity of the system and water supply.

Martin County government offices and facilities are closed through Monday, September 11 or until the storm clears.

These closures include all Martin County Library System branches, as well as County parks and beaches.

Local Information Martin County’s Public Information Line is active and staff is available 24 hours a day. Residents can call 772-287-1652 to have their storm-related questions answered.

Up-to-date emergency information may be found on the County website at www.martin.fl.us/hurricane.

Residents are also encouraged to follow Martin County on Twitter @martincountygov and Facebook at www.facebook.com/MartinCountyBoardofCountyCommissioners.

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