UPDATE: 10/05/17 DEBRIS REMOVAL

Waste Connections will be making a special run through Town on Saturday, October 7th.  They will focus on removing trash in bags and cans.  If you have bags of leaves which weren’t removed with the special storm debris removal, please leave these at the curb and they will be removed on Saturday.

From 10/02/17:

Debris removal continues.  There has been a hauler in Town removing yard debris everyday since Tuesday, September 26th.  The process is slow but please know that your debris WILL be removed.  Please separate piles between vegetation debris (limbs, branches, etc.), building debris (roofing material, drywall, etc.) and bagged leaves.  Remember, although this is an inconvenience, people in other areas of the country have debris piles containing the entire contents of their homes, in addition to yard debris, so we should consider ourselves lucky.


UPDATE 9/20/17: DISASTER ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE

Register online for FEMA disaster assistance
Residents are urged to register as soon as possible

Individuals who suffered property damage or loss directly caused by Hurricane Irma and who plan to seek disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are reminded that the first step is to register – regardless of the requested assistance. Individuals are urged to register as soon as possible.

Residents may register for FEMA assistance online at www.disasterassistance.gov or via the FEMA app. The app is available for download through the Apple App Store or Google Play, by searching for FEMA. Residents may also register by calling 1-800-621-FEMA.

When registering with FEMA, you must provide:

  • Social Security number
  • Address of the location where the damage occurred (pre-disaster address)
  • Current mailing address
  • Current telephone number
  • Insurance information
  • Total household annual income
  • Routing and account number for your checking or savings account
  • A description of your disaster-caused damage and losses

Applicants receive a nine-digit registration number for use when corresponding with FEMA. Keep this number on hand. It will be needed to update your application with any new information.

Some applicants may be required to submit a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan application before FEMA can determine their eligibility for assistance. The SBA offers low-interest disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, most private nonprofits, homeowners and renters. SBA loans can help you recover from losses not covered by insurance, grants or other sources.

The SBA also offers low-interest working capital loans (called Economic Injury Disaster Loans) to small businesses and most private nonprofits having difficulty meeting obligations as a result of the disaster. For more information, applicants may call SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955, or visit SBA’s website at SBA.gov/disaster. Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals may call 800-877-8339.

What to Expect After You Apply

Within about 10 days of your application to FEMA, if you are uninsured or lack the appropriate insurance coverage, a qualified inspector will contact you to set up a time to see the damage to your property that was caused by the disaster. If you need language translation support during your inspection, including sign language, you can request it.

When a FEMA inspector arrives, he or she will display official photo identification. If it is not displayed, ask to see it and inspect it carefully. Your losses will be recorded and submitted to the Individual Housing Program (IHP).

Approximately 10 days after the inspection, you should have a decision from IHP about whether you qualify for help. If you have been referred for an SBA disaster loan, the SBA will also contact you and schedule an appointment to review your disaster‐related losses. It is critical that you complete the loan application process.  If it is approved, it provides funds from the low interest loan. If it is not approved, you may qualify for additional FEMA assistance, but not until the loan process is complete.

If you are eligible for help, you should receive a U.S. Treasury/State check or notification of a deposit to your bank account within about 10 days of the inspector’s visit. Other types of assistance may be provided later, based on specific eligibility and need.

For a more detailed explanation of the process and what you can expect, visit https://www.fema.gov/apply-assistance.

Residents can get updates on Irma recovery efforts by checking local media outlets, the county website (www.pinellascounty.org) and county social media accounts; search hashtag #PinellasIrma.

LIFT STATIONS

ALL LIFT STATIONS WITHIN THE TOWN OF REDINGTON BEACH ARE UP AND RUNNING.  

ALL RESIDENTS ARE ABLE TO USE WATER AND SEWER SYSTEMS NORMALLY.

 

STORM DEBRIS COLLECTION

The Town of Redington Beach is coordinating with Tetra Tech and DRC Emergency Services for collection of storm related debris.  Pick-up will begin this week. Separate vegetation debris from structural debris and leave at the curb.

All debris will eventually be removed. Please be patient. 


MANDATORY EVACUATION ZONE A ONLY 9/7/2017

Starting at 6am Friday, September 8th, 2017, Pinellas County Emergency Management has issued mandatory evacuations for all residents in Zone A. Evacuations will begin at 6am Friday and continue through 8am Sunday, September 10th.  Please monitor this website for any updates.


HURRICANE HARVEY FLOOD RELIEF DONATIONS

At this time, Texas has no ability to deal with physical donations (clothes, food, etc.), no matter how
well-intentioned. The best way to assist is through cash donations to a recognized charity. Let’s do what
we can to help our fellow Americans.  The following are links for a small sample of organizations to which to donate:

The Salvation Army

 

 

 

American Red Cross

 

 

Samaritan’s Purse


LEAVE NO ITEMS ON BEACH OVERNIGHT – SEA TURTLE NESTING SEASON

Please remove all beach chairs, umbrellas, tents and other items from the beach overnight.  It is sea turtle nesting season. According to Town Ordinance 4.9, during night time hours, all beachfront residences must limit the amount of light reaching the beach from May 1 through October 31. There are NO BEACH BONFIRES allowed during this time. Here is the link to the Town Ordinance.

To view an article about Sea Turtle Nesting and Hatching Season on the West Coast of Florida, click this link.

Sea turtle eggs

RENEW BEACH PARKING PASSES

If you were issued a resident parking pass for Beach Park parking, please check the expiration date.  If they are due to expire on March 31, 2017, you need to renew them.  Just bring your passes and your ID to Town Hall between 8am and 4pm Monday-Friday and we can update them for you at no charge.