Hurricane Ian Updates


Update on WM collection services:

  • Palm Beach County Unincorporated and Municipal customers are receiving the scheduled Thursday collection services for all lines of business
  • WM delayed our start by 90 minutes so we could assess and confirm access to all areas and more importantly, the safety of a daylight deployment for our crew
  • Residentially, most routes are experiencing light to moderate set-outs and yard waste was very scattereD
  • All routes, with the exception of a few, are running on or ahead of schedule- trending to complete all routes today
  • Clamshell routes are also light to moderate- we anticipate increasing volumes as we enter the weekend and into the foreseeable future
  • Commercial and Industrial routes are focused on essential service locations and regular routed stops 
  • WM is coordinating with the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County staff as they accommodate haulers with extended hours based on varying waste volumes
  • Tomorrow (Friday) scheduled deployment will be delayed 90 minutes or until daylight and Saturday’s collection deployment time-  TBD 
In a few instances, residents who were unaware of our collection schedule, either missing the set-out time completely- prior to our pass or set-out after our pass. Some have made calls to WM Customer Experience Department or contacted our public sector partners for a response. 
WM’s intends to complete all scheduled routes through Saturday.

9/29/2022 - 1:25 pm


Garbage and Recycling Services Amended Due to Hurricane Ian

In coordination with the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County, Waste Management will resume normal collection operations on Thursday, September 29th.

In addition, crews will exercise extreme caution on each respective route – avoiding hazards and potentially hazardous (standing water, low hanging wires and branches) areas.  Drivers will make notes of any areas that they are unable to be access and service. 

PICKUP REMINDER:  If your scheduled collection day is Thursday, WM will make the normal collections, as scheduled and follow suite with the successive collection days. 

Due to some isolated areas that experienced extreme wind conditions, WM will make efforts to address with our bulk collection crews and partners- requesting residents to keep yard waste separate from other materials for best practice and ease of collection. 


9/29/2022 - 9:21 AM


Tequesta Fire Rescue continues to monitor the updates from the PBC EOC. As of 8:30 am today, the Tropical Storm Warning has been lifted. 

While we are happy to share that information, please be mindful that you should still be cautious post storm:

  • Wash your hands, and properly treat cuts and scrapes you might receive from cleaning up yard debris.
  • Never use wet electrical devices and check cords for damage before each use. 
  • Be cautious with bulky debris. Now that the storm has passed, Public Safety and Public Works are finding debris that needs to be cleared to maintain the safety of the residents. When in doubt, call the experts. We are trained, and well equipped to handle hazards you may encounter. 

9/28/2022 - 7:30 pm


The Village of Tequesta was under a Local State of Emergency enacted on 9/27/22 at 4:10 PM.  The Village of Tequesta is no longer feeling the significant effects of Hurricane Ian and an All-Clear was issued on 9/28/2022 at 7:30 pm, thereby ending the Village's Declared State of Emergency. 

9/27/2022 - 4:10 pm


This afternoon, the Village of Tequesta Mayor, Manager and Emergency Manager (Fire Chief) Declared a State of Emergency for the Village due to the impending landfall of Hurricane Ian, which is expected to bring severe weather, including flooding, high winds and potentially downed debris.   The Tequesta Emergency Management Team continues to monitor this unpredictable storm and we urge residents to stay prepared.  

9/27/2022 - 12:22 pm


Hurricane Ian is a Category 3 storm packing winds of 125mph. It is expected to strengthen to a Category 4 storm before making landfall near Tampa, Florida. 

Palm Beach County is under a Tropical Storm Watch, Tornado Watch, and a flood watch. Remember,  Tropical Systems are unpredictable and we could still end up in the path of this Hurricane. 
Please continue your storm preparations. Take a look at your basic needs like,  Food, Water, Batteries, Shutters, Medications and Fuel.

Key Messages - Advisory 17- 500 am - 9-27-2022

9/27/2022 - 8:30 am


Per the Florida Building Code Section 115, the Village of Tequesta Building Official has issued a stop work order for all construction work within the Village of Tequesta beginning today Tuesday 9/27/22 at 6:00 p.m. until Friday 9/30/22 at 7:00 a.m.

9/23/2022 - 5:00 a.m.State of Emergency

Governor DeSantis Declared a State of Emergency for All of Florida due to the approach of TS Ian. 

Messages from Village Partners

Message from PBC Emergency Management

If you find yourself in a flooded area, please adhere to the following:
• Stay on firm ground. Do not try to walk across moving water more than 6 inches deep; even 6 inches of rapidly running water can sweep you off your feet.
• Do not drive into flooded areas. If your car stalls, abandon it immediately and seek higher ground if possible.
• Never attempt to move a stalled vehicle in flood conditions. It can be fatal.
• Avoid downed power lines and broken gas lines.
• Do not allow children to play in and around ditches or canals
• If possible, stay indoors


9/27/2022 - 11:58 AM

FDOT Begins Locking Down State Drawbridges for Hurricane Ian 
In Martin, St. Lucie and Palm Beach Counties  
In preparation for Hurricane Ian, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), in coordination with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), will begin locking down state drawbridges beginning today, Sept. 27 at 12 p.m. in Martin, St. Lucie and Palm Beach Counties.
The bridges will be closed to marine navigation once lockdowns are complete and will remain closed for the duration of severe weather and until the drawbridges and waterways can be assessed for damages. Bridges will remain open to vehicular traffic. 
Mariners are encouraged to frequently check the USCG Notice to Mariners for updates and additional information at Sector Miami,


WM of Palm Beach County will suspend collection service on Wednesday, September 28. Please check this site post-storm for resumption of services. 

Due to projected cone impacting most of Florida, WM has activated their planning process by conducting statewide daily internal briefings in advance of the storm, created a link to real-time information.

As a precursor to the pending storm arrival and varying impacts,

WM respectfully requests customers not place bulk items at the curb and delay major trimming projects until further notice.

Solid Waste Authority Closure

All SWA facilities will be closed on Wednesday, September 28.  Determination for Thursday opening/closure will be sent out by 3:00 on 9/28/22.