CITY OF MADEIRA BEACH RECOVERS FROM HURRICANE IRMA City Staff is acting quickly to ensure recovery operations are taking place

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma the City of Madeira Beach is working hard to clear streets and debris from roadsides. Cleanup is a work in progress with the expectation of debris pick up to continue well into next week.

“We are working hard with our partnership through FEMA to ensure debris is collected effectively and recorded accurately. We ask residents to be patient as we work diligently to clean up the community.”– Dave Marsicano, Public Works Director

As of this morning there are still a few places without power including city hall offices and John’s Pass Village. Traffic outages are being monitored by community policing officers at the intersections of 153rd Avenue and Gulf Boulevard as well as Madeira Way and Gulf Boulevard. Please use caution in these areas.

“Our commitment to the community is that we will have the entire county restored by midnight Friday, with the exception of those whose homes may be damaged that they can’t safely receive power.” – Jeff Baker, Duke Energy Government and Community Relations Manager

At this time City offices are hopeful to open in alignment with Pinellas County Schools on Monday, September 18. City meetings are expected to continue through the month as follows;

September 19th, Tuesday 6PM          Second Budget Hearing
September 25th, Monday 2PM          Special Magistrate – Variance / Special Exception Hearings
September 26th, Tuesday 2PM          Board of Commissioners Workshop
September 26th, Tuesday 6PM          Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting

“Madeira Beach was extremely fortunate that we weren’t hit as hard as expected and the storm surge remained minimal. However, my heart goes out for those of you who had damage.” Maggi Black, Mayor

Agendas and additional meeting details can be found on the city website at madeirabeachfl.gov. Residents still in need of urgent support can call the public works emergency mobile number at (727) 543-8154. Please direct all other inquiries to Pinellas County Citizen Information Center at (727) 464-4333. 

4 Responses to CITY OF MADEIRA BEACH RECOVERS FROM HURRICANE IRMA City Staff is acting quickly to ensure recovery operations are taking place

  1. Is Madeira Beach planning a boat parade of lights this year? I’m planning my yearly trip to Florida and would like to see the parade, if you can tell me what day that will be on. And…good luck with clean-up after the hurricane. As a former Floridian, and lover of the west coast, I pray that you will get back to normal very soon. God bless all of you.

    • Yes they are. I am not exactly sure of the date yet. It should be December 9th. As soon as they release the dates I will get it posted on the site.

  2. We are still planning to make our annual voyage to Madeira Beach on 11/05. We stay at Shoreline Island Resort and they say they are open for business, but I am concerned about some of our favorite restaurants. Most of their websites were the still the same as pre-Irma. Will there be a list of restaurants closed for good or closed for damage repair and will re-open?

    • Most everything is back up and open. We have a few that just got their power back. I haven’t heard of anyone going out of business at all. The entire Island – restaurants and all should be back up by end of this week. So your voyage here is safe! All the normal fun will be open and ready for your visit.

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