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September 5, 2019
City encourages locals to come downtown this weekend with free parking
Street and lot parking enforcement suspended until Monday, September 9

Dorian.FreeParking340The St. Augustine/St. Johns County Visitor Information Center (VIC) and the Historic Downtown Parking Facility (HDPF) reopens tomorrow, Friday, September 6 at 8:00am.  And while the HDPF fee remains at $15 per vehicle per entry, the city is suspending parking enforcement at all city-metered areas, including on-street spaces and parking lots until Monday, September 9.

The fee suspension applies only to areas where vehicles may park legally, and does not include loading and delivery zones, yellow curbs, taxicab stands, residential parking or privately managed lots. 

The city hopes this suspension of parking fees will encourage support for the many downtown businesses that suffered losses over the Labor Day Weekend because of Hurricane Dorian.


September 5, 2019
Solid waste collections back on regular schedule
Extra yard debris collection Saturday

DebrisPickupSaturday (1)The City of St. Augustine resumed its regular solid waste collections today, Thursday, September 05, and will also provide an additional collection of yard debris on Saturday, September 7 and on Sunday, September 8, if necessary.

For more information contact the Solid Waste Division at 904.825.1049.

September 4, 2019
City of St. Augustine returns to business as usual
All offices and parking garage open Friday, September 6

Dorian.ResumeSchedule.1The City of St. Augustine will reopen all offices on Friday, September 6 at 8:00am. The public budget meeting originally scheduled for Thursday, September 5, will be rescheduled. For updates and information, follow the city @CityStAug on social media, or visit the website at www.CityStAug.com.

The Historic Downtown Parking Facility will re-open on Friday at 8:00am and will resume its regular fee schedule.


September 3, 2019
City offices closed Wednesday and Thursday
Public budget hearing cancelled

Dorian.OfficesClosedOffices for the City of St. Augustine will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday, September 4 and 5.  Also, the City Commission’s budget public hearing scheduled for Thursday, September 5 is also cancelled.

Keep up with any schedule updates from the City of St. Augustine on social media @CityStAug and online at www.CityStAug.com.


September 2, 2019
Certain traffic signals being placed in flash mode
City continues precautionary preparations 

Dorian.TrafficSignalsFlashStarting at noon today, Monday September 2, traffic signals at the following locations will be placed on flash mode.

  • King and Cordova Sts.
  • King St. at M. L. King Blvd.
  • King St. at Riberia St.
  • Anastasia Blvd. at Matanzas Ave,
  • Cuna St. at Avenida Menendez pedestrian crossing
  • Fort Alley pedestrian crossing

Then, starting on Tuesday morning, September 3, traffic signals at three additional intersections will be placed on flash mode.

  • Bridge of Lions at Avenida Menendez
  • San Marco Ave. at Castillo Dr.
  • U.S. 1 at W. Castillo Dr.

Motorists are reminded to treat any intersection where traffic lights are on flash mode or out all together as a 4-way stop. 

The action is being taken so that electronic equipment operating the lights might be removed thus avoiding damage from flooding and allowing faster restoration following the storm.


September 2, 2019
Municipal Marina closes in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian
All services suspended

Hurricane.MarinaClosedDue to the mandatory evacuation order that went into effect today, Monday, September 2, the St. Augustine Municipal Marina has been closed.  Suspended operations include all fueling, pump out, tender service and dockage.  The marina will remain closed until it is safe for marina personnel to return. 

Do not remain on your vessel as emergency personnel will not make rescues until it is safe for them.  If you have an emergency, dial 911.

The public restrooms located at the St. Augustine Municipal Marina are closed.


September 2, 2019
City’s parking facility at capacity
Operations will resume when conditions are safe

Dorian.GarageClosedThe city’s public parking facility, the Historic Downtown Parking Facility, has reached capacity and will no longer accept vehicles. Regular operations of the facility will resume when it is safe to return and open, following the effects of Hurricane Dorian.


September 1, 2019
St. Johns County Emergency Operations Center Press Conference – September 1

Dorian.PressConferenceSt. Johns County is holding a press conference at 4:00 p.m. today in the Emergency Operations Center, 100 EOC Drive, St. Augustine, to discuss the Hurricane Dorian evacuation and shelter openings. The conference will include a question-and-answer session with representatives from St. Johns County, St. Johns County Fire Rescue, the School District, the City of St. Augustine Administration, Police Department, and Fire Department, and the City of St. Augustine Beach Police Department.

Follow the press conference live with the City on www.Facebook.com/CityStAug.


September 1, 2019
City opens parking garage for free parking
Park at your own risk during the storm

DORIAN.freeParkingThe City’s Historic Downtown Parking Facility, located at 10 West Castillo Drive, will stop charging for parking at 9:00pm on Sunday, September 1. The gates will be opened and vehicles may enter and depart free of charge.

Owners leaving vehicles in the parking facility during the expected storm conditions arising from Hurricane Dorian do so at their own risk.

Keep up with any schedule updates from the City of St. Augustine on social media @CityStAug

September 1, 2019
St. Johns County to Open Evacuation Shelters and Issue Mandatory Evacuation for Zones A and B

DORIAN.ShelterEvacDue to intensified conditions of Hurricane Dorian, St. Johns County has issued mandatory evacuation orders effective for 8 a.m. on Monday, September 2 for Evacuation Zones A and B, which includes the entire City of St. Augustine, the City of St. Augustine Beach, and those living on waterfront property or in flood-prone areas. In addition, the County has ordered evacuations for Hastings and Flagler Estates. For evacuation information, including route maps and evacuation zones, please visit www.sjcemergencymanagement.org/evacinfo.html.

Residents living aboard boats, and those living in RVs, mobile homes, and manufactured homes throughout St. Johns County are also included in the evacuation order. Residents who are able to evacuate and are not utilizing a St. Johns County shelter should begin evacuating as soon as possible prior to the evacuation order scheduled for Monday, September 2 in order to minimize traffic congestion.

St. Johns County will also open six shelters at 8 a.m. on Monday, September 2. The County is prepared to open additional shelters as needed. The following shelters will be open to the public:

  • Pacetti Bay Middle School, 245 Meadowlark Ln. (Special needs)
  • Timberlin Creek Elementary School, 555 Pine Tree Ln. (Pet-friendly)
  • Southwoods Elementary, 4750 State Road 206. (Pet-friendly)
  • Pedro Menendez High School, 600 State Road 206 West. (General population)
  • Bartram Trail High School, 7399 Longleaf Pine Pkwy. (General population)
  • Osceola Elementary, 1605 Osceola Elementary Rd. (General population)

While shelters provide safety throughout the storm, residents must bring supplies in order to maintain personal comfort and sustenance. St. Johns County recommends that all evacuees bring their own bedding, including sleeping bags or air mattresses, pillows, sheets, and blankets. A five-day supply of water, non-perishable food, medication, diapers, and other personal items are also suggested. Please refer to the list below for additional supply suggestions:

  • At least five-day supply of medications, insulin and cooler if you are diabetic.
  • Personal grooming and hygiene items, feminine supplies.
  • Extra clothing, eyeglasses.
  • Books, magazines, cards, games, etc.
  • Pillows, blankets, sheets, lawn chair/chaise lounge.
  • Flashlight and extra batteries, manual can opener.
  • Personal identification/important papers.

For more information, please call the St. Johns County Emergency Operations Center Hotline at 904.824.5550.


September 1, 2019
City offices closed Tuesday and Wednesday

Offices for the City of St. Augustine will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 3-4 in anticipation of the impact of Hurricane Dorian.  Offices are also closed on Monday, September 2 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.


August 30, 2019
Additional yard debris pick-up scheduled in advance of Dorian
Set debris curbside for collection on Saturday, Monday and Tuesday

DORIAN.ExtraDebrisPickUpAs the City of St. Augustine continues to take preemptive action in anticipation of the effects of Hurricane Dorian, the Solid Waste Division has scheduled additional pick-up days for yard debris on Saturday, August 31, Monday, September 2, and Tuesday, September 3.

The city is encouraging residents to clear loose yard debris and assist with collecting any street debris in nearby sewer drains in order to help minimize potential blockage and overflow following the above-normal high tides and likely storm surge that will result as we experience the effects of Hurricane Dorian.

Regularly scheduled solid waste pick-up remain in place for Monday and Tuesday in addition to this extra yard debris collection.

Follow us on social media @CityStAug for important storm information, as well as for any postponements, closures and cancellations.


August 30, 2019
In times of emergency, depend on information closest to home

DORIAN.Connected340You have many choices for sources of information especially during an impending weather emergency such as we are experiencing now.  We believe that in times of emergency, it is best to first go to sources closest to our home because that information is likely to be the most helpful. 

As part of your storm preparations, take a minute to bookmark the websites for the city and St. Johns County Emergency Management and connect to the city's social media accounts. 

Lastly, keep the phone numbers readily available for now and for after the storm so you can get your questions answered and concerns met quickly.

On-line:

Facebook

Twitter

Phone

  •     For all emergencies call 911
  •     St. Johns Co. Emergency Management - 904.824.5550
  •     City of St. Augustine Utilities/Public Works - 904.825.1040

August 30, 2019
City offices closed for Labor Day holiday
No change in solid waste schedule, additional yard debris pickup

Offices will be closed on Monday, September 2 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.  With the uncertainty of the potential impacts of Hurricane Dorian, any additional changes to city office hours next week will be announced next week as they occur.

For the latest information from the City of St. Augustine, follow the city on social media @CityStAug and online atwww.CityStAug.com.


August 30, 2019
Planning and Zoning Board meeting cancelled
Agenda items postponed until October 1

As the City of St. Augustine continues to take preemptive action in anticipation of the effects of Hurricane Dorian, the regularly scheduled Planning and Zoning Board meeting on Tuesday, September 3, has been cancelled.

All agenda items will be postponed for review at the Tuesday, October 1, meeting which will take place at 2:00pm, in The Alcazar Room of City Hall, located at 75 King Street.

Follow the city on social media @CityStAug for important storm information, as well as for closures and cancellations.


August 29, 2019
City of St. Augustine providing sandbags
Distribution at Francis Field starts today at noon

DORIAN.Sandbags.2The City of St. Augustine is providing free sandbags beginning today, Thursday, August 29, at 12:00pm until 5:00pm at Francis Field on West Castillo Dr.

Members of the public must provide their own transportation and shovels, and are responsible for filling their own bags.  The sandbags are free of charge and there is a limit of 20 bags per vehicle.

Vehicles should enter Francis Field from the west off Riberia St. and follow directions.

The service will resume Friday morning at 8:00am, and continue while supplies last.

For additional information, please call 904.825.1010.