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Posted on: September 6, 2017

Post-Storm Update

Re-cap of post-storm updates, permitting requests and safety reminders, as well as reminders and information about debris clearance and how you can help by donating to storm relief.

Permit Requests: 

To expedite repairs due to storm damage, the Building Department will continue to prioritize roof and shutter permits.  If you have a permit request as a result of the storm, please designate those permit requests as "Hurricane Irma Storm Damage" in the comments section when applying online, and after you apply, call Lilian Cain at 561-741-2379 with your application number.  If you are submitting your permit application in person, please let the staff person at the front counter know that your permit application is related to storm damage.  


Safety Reminders:

  • The Town of Jupiter Building Department and PBC Fire Rescue recommend residents take down storm shutters as soon as it is possible and safe to do so following the storm.  In the event an emergency rescue is needed, shutters can impede access and can prevent individuals who are inside a way to escape. 
  • Beware of scammers and unlicensed contractors in the wake of a storm.  Using an unlicensed contractor could result in substandard, non-code compliant work, or even unfinished work that you have already paid for.  Always verify licensure and insurance, and never pay in-full up-front (a reputable contractor will not require this).  The Department of Business and Professional Regulation is a great resource where you can verify licensure and view information about unlicensed activity.
  • Please take precautions when using a generator.  Generators can be deadly if not used properly.  Do not place a portable generator within 10 feet of any opening of a house or structure.  

 Disaster Relief and Assistance:

Palm Beach County was designated by FEMA as eligible for individual disaster assistance.  Here are some helpful links to assist residents with that application process:

  • To register for individual assistance, please visit: https://www.disasterassistance.gov/, or call 1-800-621-3362.  Some items that may be helpful in your application process are the individual assistance fact sheet, the application checklist, and a tip sheet for the disaster assistance website.  
  • If you would like to follow-up on your application with Florida Senator Bill Nelson's office, you will need to fill out a consent form so that the Senator's office can inquire about your application.  Senator Nelson's office can be reached at 1-888-671-4091 or through his website.  
  • If you are a business in need of assistance, please view this site and click on "Hurricane Irma;" any small business in need of assistance, please view this site.  

 Help Those Impacted by Hurricane Irma:

If you would like to be part of the relief effort, there are many ways you can help.  Click here for a list of information and links.


Garbage, Recycling and Debris Pick-Up:

  • Curbside garbage pick-up has resumed on regular schedule.  
  • Recycling and bagged yard debris/vegetation pick-up will resume on Monday, September 18.  
  • Storm related debris piles will be cleared starting Saturday on Town roads and rights of way.  Homeowners’ associations will be making arrangements for debris removal on roadways and rights of way they maintain.  Please be patient as the Town and other organizations complete the debris removal process.  Many debris removal services have resources deployed state-wide, and are working diligently to get the job done.  Collection will begin on Saturday and Sunday in the Hamptons/Maplewood, Martinique, Pine Gardens North and the Shores neighborhoods.  As you prepare for pick-up, please do not combine yard debris and construction/structural debris in the same pile for pick-up.  Also, please do not place pick-up piles near or around any structures such as fire hydrants, poles, trees, mailboxes, etc.  Residents will notice a different contractor performing this collection, and should anticipate vehicles and equipment in their neighborhoods.  The Town will publish the schedule for pick-up in other neighborhoods as it becomes available.
  • Safety reminders when putting out storm debris: When disposing of air-tight appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, clothes washers, and clothes dryers, be sure to remove all doors. Please do not allow children to play on or around debris piles, as they may be hazardous.

 Gas Stations:

To assist people currently in Florida looking for gas, as well as those who may be returning to Florida and are traveling through Georgia, we have a list of Florida gas stations and Georgia gas stations that are open and have gas.  The stations are listed in alphabetical order by city, and addresses and phone numbers are included.  Most Jupiter gas stations are currently open and have gas.


Openings:

  • Normal park hours have resumed for Lighthouse Park, Abacoa Community Park, Jupiter Community Park, Jupiter Skate Park, Jupiter Village Park and Maplewood Park, and rentals and weekly viewings have resumed for the Jupiter Civic Center and Old Town Hall.  
  • The ThorGuard Lightning Detector at Jupiter Community Park is not functioning due to a power issue. Please pay close attention to the weather. 
  • All other town parks have resumed normal operating hours.

 Closings:

  • All JTAA activities have been suspended until further notice.  Please check their Facebook page for updates.

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