UPDATE: TROPICAL STORM ALBERTO

UPDATE: TROPICAL STORM ALBERTO

Here is our running list of updates and advisories that are specific to the City of Fort Walton Beach. Please continue to monitor your verified weather and news outlets for further updates.
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MAY 28 MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER AND SAFETY CONCERNS ————-

Residential and commercial garbage pickup proceeding as scheduled for Monday, May 28. No yard waste pickup due to Memorial Day holiday.

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SANDBAG STATIONS
*Okaloosa County: Sandbags and sand are available upon request at the north and south county public works yards:
-1759 S Ferdon Blvd, Crestview, FL 32536 and
-84 Ready Ave NW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

*Sand and bags available for FWB City residents*:
FWB City Maintenance Yard: 116 Hollywood Boulevard SW
located next to Volkswagen/Subaru dealership; available by 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 25, while supplies last.
(10 bags per resident per visit please)
-Bring your own shovel or scoop
NOTE: We offer this as a convenience and to assist our residents with storm preparation. Please be courteous and DO NOT use the sand or bags for household projects or for any other purpose than for storm preparation.
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YARD WASTE DOS AND DON’TS, FROM YOUR CITY SANITATION DIVISION
-Do not cut down trees or do any major yard work.
-Do not begin construction projects that produce debris.
-Mass cutting places a tremendous burden on the normal collection process and there is not enough equipment or manpower to collect the additional material once a storm makes landfall.
-Do not place materials at the curb or take materials to the landfill or transfer facility during a Watch or Warning period. Services may be suspended and facilities closed early to prepare for the storm.
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POTENTIAL FLOOD IMPACTS
FWB City streets that may be more susceptible to flooding (keep this in mind if the weather deteriorates and we receive flooding advisories):
-Hughes Street NE from Beal Pkwy to Eglin Pkwy
-Laurie Drive NE from Okaloosa Road NE to Hollywood Blvd NE
-Alexandria Place SE from address #16 to address #25
-McGriff Street NE from Harbeson Avenue NE to address #9 McGriff Street NE
-Industrial Street NW from Robinwood Drive NW to Beal Pkwy NE
-Holmes Blvd NW from Highland Drive NW to Rainbow Drive NW
-Sullivan Street NW from Jonquil Avenue NW to Hooper Drive NW
-Anchors Street NW from Blake Avenue NW to Forsman Drive NW