Hurricane Recovery Information from Largo
The Largo commission will meet today (Sept. 12) as scheduled, but in a different location. The Largo City Hall will reopen Wednesday (Sept. 13) but the city’s emergency operations center remains open to help reisdents. Normal city activity will not return until power is restored.
LARGO – This city’s emergency operations center remained fully activated and was coordinating post-storm recovery efforts early this morning (Sept. 12).
City officials also provided storm updates and other information residents might find helpful.
Storm Updates as of 12 a.m.:
70 percent Pinellas County is without power
Check power status on Duke-energy.
Normal city activity will not return until power is restored
Minimize flushing toilets or water down the drain to prevent sewer backup and overflows
Pinellas County Sheriff is now allowing re-entry into the county
Largo Citizen Information Center will reopen today from 8 a.m. until 5p.m.
Largo businesses that can assist in meeting the needs of the community post storm should call (727)588-1603 or email ecodev@Largo.com
Largo City Facility Closures and Schedule Changes:
City Commission work session scheduled for 4 p.m. today will be moved to the Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, and will focus on the city’s effort in regards to Hurricane Irma
Local business partners including: WaWa, Starbucks, Amish Country Store, Walmart and others will be recognized at the work session
City Hall will remain closed until 8 a.m. Wednesday (Sep 13)
City facilities including the Largo Public Library and Recreation facilities will remained closed until Wednesday
Solid Waste Collection Changes
Solid waste collection staff has been diverted for debris removal and storm recovery. The following changes are in effect:
Residential garbage collection will resume Thursday (Sept. 14) for regular Thursday and Friday routes
Recycling collection will resume Thursday for regular Thursday and Friday routes
Commercial collection will resume today
Bulk collection will resume Thursday for regular Thursday and Friday routes
Repairs and Permitting
City staff can not enter private property to assist with tree removal
Businesses in Largo that sustained damage may report it to the Largo Business & Industry Assessment team at (727) 588-1603 starting today
Largo’s Building Division is prepared to issue repair permits in the field when possible
In affected areas, tree removal and residential fence repair permits will be waived
Commercial fence repair may need a permit and will be determined case by case
Commercial and residential “total” fence replacement will require a permit
Treat intersections with inoperable traffic lights as a four-way stop
Refrain from moving residents with special needs back into their homes until their homes are deemed safe
Place debris in separate piles within 10 feet of the curb
Notify friends and family that you are safe via text or social media
Be on the look out for downed power lines and debris
Avoid walking or driving through flood waters
Be aware flood waters may be electrically charged
Photograph and document all damage to your property in order to help in filing an insurance claim
Prevent further damage to your property. For example, place a tarp on damaged roofs. Insurance may not cover additional damage occurring after the storm
Download the FEMA App at Fema.gov/Mobile-app#
Largo Citizen Information Center can be reached by calling (727) 587-6789
Pinellas County Citizen Information Center can be reached by calling (727) 464-4333
Hashtag #PinellasIrma has been assigned for any social media updates
As always, residents should stay tuned for weather updates through weather alert radios and local media outlets. The city of Largo will be posting city specific information and updates on Largo.com/IRMA and social media when available.
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