The latest as of early Wednesday evening, September 13th, is below.
Report hazards or incidents to (305) 365-5555.
Restoration of power continues. This morning's report from FPL noted that 24% of KB customers are without power. Electrical contractors continue to identify and repair affected power lines. The target date for power restoration, per FPL and Miami-Dade, is by the end of the weekend.
Rumors suggest that power restoration has been delayed due to FPL failing to direct work on Key Biscayne. This is incorrect. Key Biscayne is in line for full power restoration at the earliest possible time.
Electrical Contractors will continue to restore power until 8:00 p.m. today. No electrical repairs will occur from 8:00 p.m. tonight to 6:00 a.m. tomorrow when power restoration will resume.
Please continue to be patient and help share this information to manage everyone's expectations.
Regular trash pick-up is on the regular schedule. Bulk trash pick-up is cancelled this week. Please separate trash from storm-related debris. Leave both garbage (green bin) and recycling (blue bin) accessible to Waste Management for pick-up.
Debris removal contractors are mobilizing. Details to come. Please follow these instructions when dealing with refuse:
- Single-family home residents: Please separate your refuse into three categories as needed: regular garbage (green)/recycling (blue), one pile on the street swale for vegetation debris and one pile on the swale for damaged/flooded household items (i.e. rugs, cabinets, furniture, curtains, doors, framing, etc.). This will help expedite removal.
- Multi-family building residents: You may place items for disposal on the street swale outside your building. Please separate piles into one for vegetation debris and one pile on swale for damaged/flooded household items (i.e. rugs, cabinets, furniture, curtains, doors, framing, etc.). This will help expedite removal.
All KB Schools and other schools will be closed the rest of the week. MDCPS Superintendent Carvalho will make a statement on Friday, September 15th, regarding the status of public schools next week.
Village Government Facilities and Parks:
Village Hall is open and staffed as of today (Wednesday). The Community Center is closed until further notice.
The Key Biscayne pump track at 530 Crandon Boulevard is open as recovery efforts continue. Village Green and Lake Park are closed. We are working to open these spaces.
All beaches are closed until Miami-Dade County water quality checks are complete.
Key Biscayne tap water is safe to drink and use for cooking and cleaning, etc.
Winn-Dixie is open until 7:00 p.m. tonight (Wednesday) with regular hours coming soon. CVS Pharmacy is open 24 hrs. Key Pharmacy is open with regular hours soon.
Shell station has gasoline. Mobil Station has gasoline and diesel.
Access to Key Biscayne:
Entry and re-entry to the Village are fully open to anyone.
The curfew from 7:00 pm to 7:00 am is lifted for Key Biscayne and Miami-Dade County.
Newer pools have discharge wells within the property for water disposal if the pool needs to be drained.
Homeowners with older pools without disposal wells on site are allowed to dispose of pool water into the nearest catch basin to facilitate recovery efforts after the storm. You are allowed to drain WATER only (no debris) into the Village storm drainage system. Make sure to filter any debris from the liquid pumped from the pool.
Normally the pool water needs to be de-chlorinated before disposing into well/yard; however, those pools affected by surge will most likely have already had most of the chlorinated water diluted.
Public Park/Street Tree Assessment:
A team of arborists began assessing the condition of downed and standing trees in the Village Green this morning. They will visit Lake Park and 401 Hampton Park as well.
Trees of less than 4"-6" trunk diameter (depending on species) that can be saved are marked with GREEN tape. Efforts to straighten and support these trees will occur as quickly as possible.
Trees of all trunk diameters that cannot be saved due to excessive canopy or other damage (fallen over or standing) are marked with BLACK/PINK patterned tape.
Street trees in the public rights-of-way will be evaluated in the coming days.