Hurricane Irma

FEMA Information



Transitional Shelter Assistance provided by FEMA:

FEMA may provide Transitional Shelter Assistance (TSA) to applicants who are unable to return to their pre-disaster primary residence because their home is either uninhabitable or inaccessible due to a Presidentially-declared disaster. TSA is intended to reduce the number of disaster survivors in congregate shelters by transitioning survivors into short-term accommodations through direct payments to lodging providers.

Under TSA, disaster survivors may be eligible to stay in a participating hotel or motel for a limited period of time and have the cost of the room and taxes covered by FEMA. For those who are eligible, FEMA will authorize and fund, through direct payments to participating hotels/ motels, the use of hotels/motels as transitional shelters. The applicant is responsible for all other costs associated with lodging and amenities, including, but not limited to incidental room charges or amenities, such as telephone, room service, food, etc.



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Vegetation Pickup


The Village's contractor is here to begin picking up vegetation starting today. They will work till 7:00 p.m. tonight, and from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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1. Please do not mix vegetation with other materials such as metal, mattresses, or plywood. Mixed piles will not be picked up by the contractor. They are here to pick up vegetation only.

2. Don't bag or can your vegetation. Please dump all vegetation out of plastic bags and place in neat piles on the right of way.

3. Keep piles of vegetation away from your mailboxes and off the road.

4. Please keep clear access to your vegetation piles - don't park cars and boats in front of it or the truck will not be able to pick it up.

Thank you.


9/14/17 


Curfew Lifted


The curfew has been lifted.  
9/14/17

Message from the Mayor




9/13/17 - 5:17 p.m.


Open Gas Stations

All 3 gas stations currently have gas .

9/13/17 Message to Residents


Good afternoon,

The Village of Tequesta Emergency Management staff has several important updates to pass along. 

  1. Public Information Boxes - Two Village public information boxes are being placed at the following locations: 1. In front of the lobby at the Police/Fire station (357 Tequesta Drive), and 2. SE corner of Tequesta Drive and Country Club Drive.  These boxes will remain out until the Village is fully restored to 100% power. 
  2. Comcast Cable – Xfinty /Comcast has communicated to the Village’s Emergency Management that their timeline to have Internet up and running in the Village by Friday a close of business.
  3. FPL – Power has been restored to approximately 50% of the Village.  FPL has advised that power restoration is their number one priority and they are working to restore the power in the Village as quickly as possible.  They have set Sunday as the latest timeline for full restoration to the Village.  Please continue to use www.fplmaps.com to track your power outage status or call 1-800-4-outage (1-800-468-8243) to report dangerous conditions.   We are unable to provide updates on individual or neighborhood properties. 
  4. Curfew – The County curfew is now 12:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m.  The Village’s police department is actively patrolling the Village and enforcing the curfew at full staffing level to ensure the safety and well-being of all residents. While we understand it is inconvenient, please help us keep you and your property safe during this time by adhering to the curfew. 
  5. Traffic Lights – The traffic light at US 1 and Tequesta drive is now working.  The lights at US 1 and County Line Road and the light at Tequesta Drive and Riverside Drive continue to be inoperable. Please use extreme caution and treat traffic lights as 4-way intersections.  Police are monitoring these areas for aggressive drivers.
  6. Water Bills – Some residents have called concerned about paying their water bills on time.  The Village is extending your due date to pay, without penalty, for the billing cycle due 9/14.  These payments will be due no later than 9/28 to remain penalty free.  Please call 768-0430 or 768-0429 for further information.  
  7. Be Aware of Scams – Please be aware of scam artists.  Use caution if people offer to clean your year but require payment upfront and be cautious of public adjusters offering services. 
  8. Mail Delivery – Has resumed its normal service.
  9. Debris pickup - The Village’s debris contractor wants to give residents the weekend to place your yard debris from the hurricane out on the curb.  They will come around early next week to collect the debris.  Please have all items out by Monday morning. 
  10. Council Meetings - The Village’s Regular Council Meeting will be held as scheduled on Thursday, September 14 at 6:00 p.m.  The budget hearing to Adopt the Tentative Budget and Mileage Rate will be held on 9/20/17 at 6:00 p.m. and the budget hearing to Adopt the Final Budget will be held on 9/27/17 at 6:00 p.m.
  11. Parks – Constitution Park will be closed until further notice.  Tequesta Park is open.   

9/12/17 - 3:30 p.m.

All Village departments are open and operating normally. We are monitoring the tropics and there is no indication of any risk to the Village. We will keep you posted as conditions improve.

9/12/17 - 12:47 p.m.

Message to Residents

Good afternoon,

The Village of Tequesta Emergency Management staff has several important updates to pass along. 

  1. ICE - Village management and public safety have made inquiries to State and Federal agencies regarding ice and were advised these agencies no longer offer “ice drops.”  However, Emergency Management has verified with local stores (many of which are now open) that they will be receiving their regular shipments of ice and should have them available soon
  2. FPL – There are currently 5,540,981 Florida residents without power.  FPL has advised that power restoration is their number one priority and they are working to restore the power in the Village as quickly as possible.  They have set Sunday as the latest timeline for full restoration to the Village.  Please continue to use www.fplmaps.com to track your power outage status or call 1-800-4-outage (1-800-468-8243) to report dangerous conditions.   We are unable to provide updates on individual or neighborhood properties. 
  3. Curfew – The County curfew is now 10:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m.  The Village’s police department is actively patrolling the Village and enforcing the curfew at full staffing level to ensure the safety and well-being of all residents. While we understand it is inconvenient, please help us keep you and your property safe during this time by adhering to the curfew. 
  4. Traffic Lights – Traffic lights throughout the Village continue to be non-operable. Please use extreme caution and treat traffic lights as 4-way intersections.  Police are monitoring these areas for aggressive drivers.
  5. Debris pickup - IMPORTANT CHANGE FROM YESTERDAY’S MESSAGE:  The Village’s debris contractor wants to give residents the weekend to place your yard debris from the hurricane out on the curb.  They will come around early next week to collect the debris.  Please have all items out by Monday morning. 
  6. Council Meetings - The Village’s Regular Council Meeting will be held as scheduled on Thursday, September 14 at 6:00 p.m.  The budget hearing to Adopt the Tentative Budget and Mileage Rates will be rescheduled.  Information on the date and time will follow
  7. Water Bills – Some residents have called concerned about paying their water bills on time.  The Village is extending your due date to pay, without penalty, for the billing cycle due 9/14.  These payments will be due no later than 9/28 to remain penalty free.  Please call 768-0430 or 768-0429 for further information.  

POWER OUTAGE MESSAGE

Village staff met with FP&L at the EOC early this morning. They know what the priorities are and they are working very hard to restore services to everyone. Please be patient and confident that the Village and FP&L are doing everything they can get us back to normal as quickly as possible.
They have returned power to many areas of the Village already, but there may be pockets that take longer to get to.

911 Remembrance


The Village of Tequesta will be holding a small, informal 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony today at 4pm at the Public Safety Memorial located at 357 Tequesta Dr. The flags will be raised back over the Village and a moment of silence will be held for all of the victims of 9-11 attacks. The Public is encouraged to attend.

 

Traffic Light Protocol


9/11/17

Due to Hurricane Irma, many traffic lights throughout the Village are out. Please treat traffic lights as 4-Way intersections.

Traffic Light Protocol

Damage Assessment


9/11/17

We are currently performing a damage assessment in the Village clearing roads and ensuring your safety. Please give us some time to complete these tasks before venturing out. We will give the all-clear as early as possible.

County Curfew Modified as of 9/11/17 - 7:00 a.m.


The County curfew, including Tequesta, has been modified to dusk (8:00 p.m.) to dawn (7:00 a.m.)

Village Hall Closed



Village Hall will remain closed through the duration of the Hurricane including Monday, September 11, 2017.  Public Safety and essential employees will report as necessary.  

For emergencies dial 9-1-1 and for non-emergencies dial 561-768-0500.

The 9/11 Workshop and 9/11 Budget Hearing to Adopt the Tentative Budget have been cancelled.  The Sidewalk RFP has been rescheduled for 9/14 at 3:00 p.m.
Closed

Curfew



Palm Beach County Admin, with the support of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, have issued a countywide curfew beginning at 3 PM tomorrow (9/9) to include all of Palm Beach County including Tequesta.

Curfew
9-8-17

Message from the Mayor


9/8/17 

This is the Village of Tequesta Emergency Management Department with an urgent message.


Mandatory evacuations are being ordered for residential structures in Zones A and B, which includes all of the Village east of Country Club Drive effective at 10 a.m. today. County shelters opened at 10:00 a.m. Visit Readypbc.com for shelter and evacuation information or download the County phone app PBCDART.COM for further advisories. Thank you and be safe.


Mandatory Evacuation


Mandatory evacuations are being ordered for residential structures in Zone A and Zone B, this includes all of the Village east of Country Club Drive effective at 10 a.m. Friday, September 8. Please review the linked County website for in depth information.  

Public Information Boxes


After the storm has passed, if there is limited or no electronic communication outlets working (such as social media, Internet and website), we will place "Public Information Boxes" around the Village of important information to keep you updated.  The locations will be as follows:

1.  Beach Road and US 1
2.  Tequesta Drive and US 1
3.  Village's Police and Fire Station
4.  Riverside Drive and Tequesta Drive
5. Country Club Drive and Tequesta Drive
6.  County Line Road and US 1
7. Village Blvd. and Old Dixie Highway 
Public Information Distribution Boxes

Message from the Mayor 

9-7-17 - 2:51 p.m.



Message from the Mayor



9-6-17 - 4:53 p.m.


9/6/17 - 11:48 a.m.

As Hurricane Irma nears, we are asking residents to please make appropriate plans for your safety.  We may begin seeing winds pick up in our area on Friday, which makes it dangerous to put up shutters (especially on two story homes). 

Shelter Information

 
Shelter information can be found on the Palm Beach County website.  

Evacuation Information

 
Evacuation zones can be found on the Palm Beach County website

Emergency Notifications


At times, the Village will send out text messages or place calls to those who have signed up to receive an emergency alert via their cell or landline phones.  To sign up to receive these alerts, visit the following webpage.
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Message from the Mayor



9/5/17 - 3:57 p.m.

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9/5/17 - 3:19 p.m.

The Village of Tequesta is closely monitoring Hurricane Irma.  Gov. Scott has declared a State of Emergency for of Florida.  The Village is taking all necessary actions to be prepared.  We urge all residents to do the same and make all your preparations early.  We will continue to keep you informed as events unfold.  Rest assured that the Village is well experienced and well prepared.   Please be sure to watch our website at Tequesta.org, the Village of Tequesta Facebook and Twitter pages.  


NOAA_IRMA 09-05-17 Update