Recovery Updates - Morning Report
FPL reports that 80% of customers in Coral Gables have had their power restored. If you don't have power, contact
Ten new super crews and contract trucks (three times larger than city trucks) have joined landscape debris hauling caravan of about 22 city trucks this morning to facilitate debris pick up in Coral Gables.
City crews are on the road collecting and hauling debris. The debris monitoring/processing operation has been underway since Saturday, September 16. Residents are reminded to place only landscape/vegetative material in debris piles -
No plastic bags or non-landscape material, or furniture of any kind, may be placed in debris piles. If your landscape service is assisting in cutting and clearing on your property, limbs and branches must be cut to 4'-6' lengths so they can be picked up by collection equipment.
Sanitation crews continue working today Sunday to collect any missed areas. Regular garbage collection resumes on Monday. Please be patient if crews missed your home. Contact the City's hotline at
305-460-5401 for any inquiries. Place your garbage cans or bags in a place that is accessible and visible in order to facilitate garbage collection. Our crews are doing their best to collect garbage citywide. Regular recycling and trash collection has been suspended until further notice.
Sunday Work Allowed:
City of Coral Gables residents may hire landscapers to perform landscape work and debris removal activities on Sundays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the next 30 days as the community rebounds from Hurricane Irma. The City usually does not allow work on Sundays on certain hours to prevent noise nuisance, however, due to current circumstances we understand that this work may be necessary during the hours of 8 a.m. until 7 p.m.
- Coral Gables City Hall will open tomorrow;
- The Passport Acceptance Facility is back to normal operations;
- The Adult Activity Center and the War Memorial Youth Center are open;
- The Coral Gables Branch Library is open today Sunday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and will resume regular operating hours starting on Monday;
- The University of Miami's faculty and staff will return to work on Monday. Classes for students resume on September 25. The Lennar Medical Center is open for business;
- Salvadore Tennis has power and staff is working on having 8 clay courts available for play;
- Biltmore Tennis: has power and 6 hard courts are available. Courts are open on first-come, first-served basis;
- Granada Golf Course is open for walkers and golfers, with cash only;
- Phillips Park & playground is open for use;
- Kerdyk Family Park is open for use;
- Salvadore Park playground is open for use;
- Jaycee Park is open for use;
- The Venetian Pool is closed until further notice;
- Coral Bay Park is closed until further notice;
- Miami-Dade county offices are open on Monday, September 18.
- US1 / Granada Blvd still out;
- 17 traffic light signals are still inoperative;
- Cones and/or barricades are in place to remind drivers to make it a 4-way stop when a traffic light is out.
Help for Seniors:
The Adult Activity Center (ACC) and the War Memorial Youth Center are open today Sunday to welcome seniors that still don't have electricity and may be looking for a cool place to stay until power is restored. The ACC is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Youth Center opens Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please enter the Youth Center through the side entrance door since the front entrance is closed until further notice. The Youth Center is available for other age groups as well and will have Wi-Fi, the gym for basketball, fitness center, the playground, and the outdoor court open. The gymnastics programs will be starting. The Youth Room will be open for movies, games, lounging, etc. Toddler sitting will start at 12 noon to 4 p.m. (toddlers must be 18 months or older, and potty trained.)
The City of Coral Gables is partnering with the rideshare company Lyft to provide free, storm-related "relief rides" to Coral Gables residents, free of charge. All you have to do is call our Coral Gables Hotline number at 305-460-5401 and our call-takers will arrange it for you. This service is available for a limited period of time.
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Business Disaster Recovery Tool:
Beware of Unlicensed Contractors:
Unfortunately, there are unscrupulous individuals marketing themselves as licensed contractors during this time of emergency. Unlicensed activity is a serious threat to the health, safety, and welfare of Residents and Visitors. Unlicensed activity occurs when a person performs or offers to perform a job or service that requires licensure by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) or Miami-Dade County Code Chapter 10 Section 10-4 to include roofing, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing. A link to a brochure detailing the importance of hiring a licensed contractor can be found here:
Residents impacted by Hurricane Irma can contact FEMA Assistance at
, the the FEMA app or 1-800-621-3362.
Thank you for your Patience!