Post-storm update for the City of Venice, Tuesday 9/12
Water service has been restored to customers within Venice city limits. However, city customers are under a boil water advisory for 72 hours for drinking and cooking purposes, or until the boil water notice has been rescinded. Utilities officials are hopeful that by late afternoon Wednesday, Sept. 13, the notice will be rescinded. Another CodeRed will go out at that time. Conservation of water is strongly encouraged. A couple of areas in the city are still without water. Utilities crews are working to fix these water lines.
Solid Waste collection of garbage and yard waste ONLY in the City of Venice will resume on Wednesday, Sept. 13. Recyclables collection may be later in the week or next week. Prepare to have your garbage and yard waste ONLY to the curb on your next regular pickup day. Yard waste should be bagged, bundled or tied, 40 pound weight limit, with nothing longer than 4 feet (please cut to size). A reminder that sandbags are a homeowner’s responsibility and Solid Waste will NOT be picking them up.
FPL crews are working 24/7 to restore power to the region. Please know there are over 128,000 customers in Sarasota County alone without power as of Tuesday morning, and FPL crews are getting tens of thousands of customers up and running each day. It’s normal after a storm of this magnitude to be without power for a period of time. Please stay with others who have power if you are able. Get more information at fplmaps.com.
Venice City Hall is expected to reopen to the public on Wednesday, Sept. 13.
Drivers are advised to be extremely careful on area roads, as there is a lot of debris from the storm as well as isolated street flooding, and traffic lights that are out or blinking. If a traffic light is out, please treat it as a four-way stop and proceed with caution. Drivers should also be alert to low-hanging power lines, and not approach or touch any downed power lines.
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