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Posted on: September 4, 2019

Hurricane Dorian Updates

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City of Atlantic Beach

Comprehensive Dorian Update #7

5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4


Hurricane Dorian: The worst is over. The mandatory evacuation, curfew, and alcohol sales ban are being lifted at 7 p.m. today. The City of Atlantic Beach would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to our residents for their spirit of community and goodwill during this emergency; the COAB public safety, public works and public utilities employees for their unfailing effort and professionalism during this critical time of need; and the leaders and employees of our sister cities and sister cities, Neptune Beach and Jacksonville Beach, and sister agencies, the City of Jacksonville, JFRD and JEA. What a remarkable team effort. Thank you, all!

Still, be very, very careful. The beach remains closed until tomorrow. The ocean is ferocious. Please stay away from it. Not only are the currents powerful, it is expected that dangerous debris will be in the water for the next few days.

Beware of falling trees. Already, a handful of trees have fallen today in Atlantic Beach. High winds and heavy rain can wreak havoc on weak and stressed trees, causing branches to snap or trees to uproot. Please be very, very careful. Here’s some helpful info. https://www.southernforests.org/urban/trees-and-storm-safety

Garbage collection update. Wednesday’s garbage and recycling service is postponed. It is expected that starting with our Wednesday customers, garbage and recycling collection will be delayed one day for the rest of the week. So, Wednesday’s customers will have their garbage collected Thursday, Thursdays customers will have their garbage collected Friday, and Friday’s customers will have their garbage collected Saturday. Storm debris should be placed in a pile curbside, separate from your household waste, for collection teams to easily access.

AB utility customers: If you have a service interruption or are aware of a water or sewer line break, please let us know as soon as possible by messaging us via FB, calling us at 247-5804, or email us at info@coab.us. We have repair crews on standby.

Power out? Here’s where you can report and monitor JEA electricity outages: https://www.jea.com/outage_center/outage_map/. J You can also call (904) 665-6000.

Downed power line? Assume it is live and contact JEA. Do not try to handle it yourself.

Traffic light out? Treat it like a 4-way stop.

Using a generator? Remember to always run your portable generator outside your home -- well away from open windows.

Helpful links:

Closures:

  • Atlantic Beach City Hall and other City of Atlantic Beach offices open Thursday, Sept. 5.
  • Duval County School System, University of North Florida, and Florida State College at Jacksonville have canceled classes and closed campuses through Thursday, Sept. 5.

Meeting postponements (new meeting dates will be announced):

  • Culture Arts and Recreation Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3.
  • City Commission special-called meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday postponed.
  • Code Enforcement Special Magistrate Hearings scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5.

Stay informed. City of Atlantic Beach updates are at:

Contact us. If you have a life-safety emergency, call 911. For non-emergency matters in Atlantic Beach pertaining to Hurricane Dorian, email info@coab.us or call (904) 247-5804.

Questions for the City of Atlantic Beach’s residents pertaining to Hurricane Dorian may be directed to Deputy City Manager Kevin Hogencamp at khogencamp@coab.us or (904) 477-5325.

 

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