TOWN OF LAKE PLACID

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Town Hall has restored all services lost from Hurricane Irma.

HURRICANE RECOVERY

FEMA DISASTER ASSISTANCE

BOIL WATER NOTICE RESCINDED 09/21/17 6PM
Town of Lake Placid

DEBRIS REMOVAL

All debris should be placed on the roadside right of way.   Debris does not have to be cut to smaller pieces.   Debris should not be put in plastic bags as they will notbe picked up.

 
 

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BLUE ROOF ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

 

Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are now available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Bert J Harris Agri-Civic Center, 4509 George Blvd, Sebring, FL 33875. You must apply in person.

 

For more information on the program visit https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2004/10/02/operation-blue-roof

 

 

 

FEMA INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE

 

Individuals in highlands County are now eligible for FEMA assistance please apply at https://www.disasterassistance.gov/

Register with FEMA as soon as possible. If you preregistered with FEMA, you do not have to apply again. If you have phone and/or internet access, you may register:

          • Online at DisasterAssistance.gov, or

          • On the FEMA Mobile App, or by

• Calling 800-621-3362 (FEMA). Applicants who use 711 or Video Relay Service may also call 800-621-3362. People who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY may call800-462-7585.

          • The toll-free numbers are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET, seven days a week.

          • Multilingual operators are available. Press 2 for Spanish and press 3 for other languages.

 

 

The County has 4 locations to facilitate the application process:

Mobile Site 

4509 S. George Blvd.

Sebring, FL 33870

 

Sebring Public Library
319 W. Center Ave. 
Sebring, FL 33870
Phone: (863) 402-6716 

 

Lake Placid Library

205 W. Interlake Blvd.

Lake Placid, FL 33852

Phone: (863) 699-3705

 

Avon Park Library

100 N Museum Ave

Avon Park, FL 33825

Phone: 863-452-3803

 

Hours: 
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Please be patient as lines have been long for this process. Remember that you can complete this process by phone or the website as well.



Once you have registered, you have 12 months to let FEMA know if your insurance coverage was not enough and you want to be considered for help.

If you have registered with other organizations, you still need to register with FEMA if you want to be considered for FEMA assistance.

 

INFORMATIONAL UPDATES

For Emergency Calls please dial 9-1-1.

For informational updates text “HCIRMA” to 888777.

For information please call 863-385-1112. The informational line is open from 7am to 7pm.

Current shelter population is 21.

There is no power to approximately 3% of county residents.

The Board of County Commissioners extended the emergency declaration for another week, they have also waived landfill tipping fees for yard debris until Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

 

COUNTY GARBAGE AND DEBRIS

 

Garbage collection is on its regular pick-up schedule. Please have carts to the roadside by 7:00 am.

Recyclables will not be picked up this week, service will resume next week.

Storm debris cleanup has begun in some of the hardest hit areas. Cleanup crews will be working 7 days per week to remove storm debris from the public rights-of-ways.

Make sure to separate vegetative debris from construction debris and place piles away from any obstructions such as phone boxes, mail boxes telephone poles, etc. as the contractors will be using mechanical equipment to load the material. There are no requirements for bundling or size limitations.

It is very important not to place debris in bags.

Debris placed in bags will be collected by the regular hauler on your scheduled day/week for yard debris.

 

ROAD CLOSURES

 

We have many roads closed because of water and many closed because of downed power lines. Crews are diligently working on repairs.

 

ALERT TO PRIVATE WELL OWNERS

The Florida Department of Health in Highlands County advises residents living in homes with private wells affected by flood waters to take precautions against disease-causing organisms that may make their water unsafe to drink. Do not use water from your well until any flood waters around it have receded and your water has been tested.

 

To know if your water is safe, have your water tested by a certified laboratory for coliform bacteria. To find a certified laboratory, visit the following website: https://fldeploc.dep.state.fl.us/aams/index.asp), or contact the environmental health office in Sebring at 863-402-6550.

 

You will need to pick up a water testing kit and instructions at the environmental health office at 501 South Commerce Avenue in Sebring. During this emergency, no fee will be charged for testing.

 

For further information, go to http://www.floridahealth.gov/ or contact the Environmental Health Division in Sebring at 863-402-6550.

 

 

 

LaTosha Reiss, CEM

EOC Specialist

Highlands County

Emergency Management

863-385-1112 ext. 4405

 
     
     
     
     
  LINKS:

Highlands County Emergency Operations

Florida Disaster