As the City of Palm Coast continues to prepare for the impacts of Hurricane Idalia, all city parks, trails, and facilities will close at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 29, and will remain closed on Wednesday, August 30. Parks and trails will open later in the week after appropriate safety assessments are completed. Palm Coast residents are being urged to complete their storm preparations now before Hurricane Idalia makes an impact.
This means that before the end of the day, residents should have:
- Hurricane supplies, including generators, in place and ready.
- Food, fuel, water, medication, pet supplies, critical papers, and family comfort supplies.
- Porches and patios cleared of items that can become airborne or cause a hazard.
Due to expected high winds, the City of Palm Coast has canceled garbage collection for Wednesday, August 30. There should be no debris left outside after 6 p.m. on Tuesday evening. Residents are encouraged to bring their garbage cans inside the garage or secure them for the duration of the storm. Collection services will resume on Thursday.
For the current garbage collection information, visit: PalmCoast.gov/customer-service/garbage
Also, the city’s Customer Service division is providing 24 hours coverage of all Customer Service phone lines until the storm has passed. The City has activated its emergency website in preparation for the storm and pertinent storm-related information can be found on the main page at PalmCoast.gov.
The Customer Service phone number is 386-986-2360 or residents can submit a ticket through Palm Coast Connect.
Additionally, the Flagler School Superintendent announced that all Flagler Schools will be closed on Wednesday, August 30, and will reopen on August 31. More information can be found here: flaglerschools.com
As a reminder:
- All City of Palm Coast parks, trails, and facilities are closed beginning 6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 29 through Wednesday, August 30.
- The City’s Customer Service division is operating on a 24-hour basis until the storm passes. Please remember, City staff can only assist with city-related issues. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please dial 9-1-1. The Customer Service phone number is 386-986-2360 or residents can submit a ticket through Palm Coast Connect.
- Garbage collection services have been canceled for Wednesday, August 30.
- Sandbags are available at the Indian Trails Sports Complex, 5455 Belle Terre Pkwy, Palm Coast, until 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 29.
- In the event of a power outage, if your residence uses a PEP tank system, conserve water as much as possible. Water usage during these times could risk waste backing up into homes. Learn more about PEP tanks during a storm here: https://www.palmcoast.gov/emergency/pep-tanks-during-a-storm
Throughout the storm, your city will be providing residents with the most up-to-date information available through various means, including:
- PalmCoast.gov – PalmCoast.gov will go into Emergency Mode for the duration of the storm once a local emergency declaration is signed. This will provide residents with information on Emergency Preparedness, sandbag locations, potential shelter locations, trash schedules, PEP tank information, easy access to Palm Coast Connect, and more.
- Palm Coast Connect – Palm Coast Connect will be the hub for all City responses during the storm. If you do not already have a Palm Coast Connect account, please take a few minutes to visit palmcoast.gov/Connect or call 386-986-2360 and create a free account now.
- ALERTFlagler – ALERTFlagler is a FREE service that will allow you to receive critical information quickly in various emergencies, including severe weather alerts. Creating an account is easy and can be done by visiting flaglercounty.gov/alertflagler.
- Social Media – Your City is ready and able to communicate with you across many social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Nextdoor, and Twitter. We encourage you to connect with us on those platforms now, so you have access to updates during the storm.
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