Post Hurricane Irma Update
Debris Removal Update 9-22-2017
The Town’s debris consultants have informed us that they are now targeting next week to make their way through the Town and remove debris.
Our debris contracts were activated pre-storm and Staff has remained in contact with the County and Solid Waste Authority with regard to debris removal efforts and we are working on expediting them.
HAVE YOU BEEN AFFECTED BY HURRICANE IRMA? Posted 9-20-17
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Disaster assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA at 1-800-621-3362.
La asistencia de recuperación por desastre está disponible sin distinción de raza, color, religión, nacionalidad, sexo, edad, discapacidad, conocimiento de inglés o situación económica. Si usted o alguien que usted conozca ha sido discriminado, llame a FEMA al 800-621-3362.
¿HA SIDO AFECTADO POR EL HURACÁN IRMA?
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ÈSKE OU TE AFEKTE PA SIKLÒN IRMA?
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Hurricane Irma Clean Up
Posted 9-15-2017 (Updated 9-18-2017)
Please have any debris material at the curb for pick up. Waste and debris should continue to be separated into three different piles at the curb:
Put garbage and recyclables out by 6 a.m. on your regularly scheduled day.
These will be picked up first to remove any spoiled food. Put all vegetation, such as branches, limbs and tree trunks (less than 6 feet in length) only in a second pile. Do not place plastic bags of yard waste in these piles. Yard waste in bags and cans will be picked up on your regularly scheduled day. And, put all other construction storm debris in a third pile.
Emergency debris collection teams are only removing the large piles of yard waste on the first pass. Construction debris, such as fencing, will be removed during the next pass.
Mixed yard waste with construction debris or other trash will be collected last.
FEMA INFORMATION - Posted 9-14-2017
Preliminary damage assessments to residences and businesses have been estimated at $247 million in the county at this time. Damage to public facilities, roads, parks, as well as debris removal and protective measures are estimated at $56 million. As a result, Palm Beach County has been included in a FEMA Major Disaster Declaration, triggering the release of Federal funds to help people and communities recover from Hurricane Irma.
Residents with losses due to Hurricane Irma in Palm Beach County may now register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Individuals can register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov. You may also register by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. EDT seven days a week until further notice.
Highland Beach Garbage, Recycling, and Debris Clean-up - Posted 9-12-2017
Garbage and recycling collection resumes as normal. All residents can help clean up the community by placing their waste and debris in three separate piles at the curb:
Put garbage and recyclables out by 6 a.m. on your regularly scheduled day. These will be picked up first.
Put all vegetation only in a second pile. And, put all other construction storm debris in a third pile
While residents are cleaning up tree and vegetative debris from their yards, swales, and walkways, they should make sure the piles do not impede the flow of traffic in the roadway or block pedestrian usage of the walk path. In light of the magnitude of the debris, the Town has authorized a temporary extension to the hours of work for debris clean-up work to 7:30 am to 7:00 pm. This will allow clean-up crews.
Condo Managers and Presidents - Posted 9-11-2017
If your Condominium sustained any structural damage from Hurricane Irma, please contact the Building Department and let them know as soon as possible. Building Department Phone No. 561-278-4540.
Please view the attached flyers for more information on garbage, recycling, and debris clean-up. We ask that you print and/or share this information with your neighbors.
Highland Beach Emergency Notification System - CodeRed