National Night Out is NEXT WEEK! Please join us on Tuesday, OCTOBER 3RD, from 5:30PM to 7:30PM, at Humiston Park, 3000 Ocean Drive, for this fun FREE family event where you get to meet and greet your local Police, Fire, EMS agencies, and many more! This is a fantastic opportunity to get to know our law enforcement, check out police vehicles and equipment, partake in kids' activities, enjoy music and FREE food!
Agencies represented include VBPD, IRCSO, Fire and EMS, FHP, FWC, US Army and Coast Guard, Humane Society, and many many more! Greet Police K-9's and watch them do a cool demonstration! Hop on the police motorcycle and snap a picture! Play games with U.S. Army soldiers or jump around in the bounce house. Try on SWAT gear and get your very own Junior Police Officer badge! Bring in your bicycle for a free bike safety check by a certified professional. Have the Chief of Police grill you a free hot dog and enjoy it under the palm trees overlooking the ocean! We have too many activities to list and they are all free for your enjoyment! Come join us and help us make this the best National Night Out ever!
Hurricane Irma Debris Collection Progress in Vero Beach. This does NOT include debris cleanup outside of the Vero Beach City Limits.
Hurricane Irma debris collection began Monday morning at 9:00 am. The first crew started collection at the west city limit (north of SR 60) and is working east.
Three additional crews will begin collection Tuesday morning:
One will start at the west city limit (south of SR 60) and will work east; One will start at the north city limit (beachside) and work south; One will start at the south city limit (beachside) and work north.
All public streets will be collected first followed by private subdivisions.
We will post a collection map and update it each day.
The following City of Vero Beach parks, beaches and recreation facilities are OPEN on Friday, September 15th:
Charles Park, Royal Palm Pointe, Troy Moody Park and Riverside Park North remain CLOSED until further notice.
Please contact the Vero Beach Recreation Department at 567-2144 or Leisure Square at 770-6500 for information.
Hurricane Irma debris collection of bulk piles is scheduled to start on Monday September 18, 2017. We will advise as to the collection route as soon as the number of crews is confirmed and will make two passes down each street.
Please place your debris adjacent to (not in) the road.
Be mindful to keep debris piles away from water meters, fire hydrants, electric transformers, storm drains, mail boxes, etc.
Place fencing, construction debris, electronics, and white goods in separate piles. Mixed piles will not be picked up.
The City will continue the regular schedule of vegetative debris pickup on Wednesdays for bagged, bundled and containerized material.
Leisure Square will open Wednesday, September 13th at 7:00 a.m. for fitness center members and guests. The Leisure Square pool is closed until further notice. Centerstage gymnastics classes will resume normal schedule Wednesday, September 13th.
The Vero Beach Community Center, Riverside Racquet Complex, Royal Palm Pointe and all City of Vero Beach parks, playgrounds and beaches will remain closed until further notice.
Residents that remain without power may utilize the showers at Leisure Square (3705 16th Street) Wednesday, September 13th. Please call Leisure Square at 770-6500 for information.
The Indian River County Emergency Operation Center (EOC) ESF18 would like to make you aware of the following
If you are a business in Indian River County and are in need of any information on the storm or resources following the storm, we have ESF18 Liaison here. Please contact 772-226-3982 or go to flvbeoc.com
• Businesses should register with Florida’s Virtual Business Emergency Operations Center to receive the most recent updates regarding the storm track and resources available to businesses. Please visit www.flvbeoc.com to register.
• Sheltering and evacuation information can be found at www.floridadisaster.org/info. This information represents the most recent information available.
• Hotel information can be found at www.expedia.com/florida. You can also visitwww.Airbnb.com/disaster for information on available lodging and also how to host.
• For information on fuel availability, visit www.gasbuddy.com.
Private entities that sell emergency commodities may be permitted to re-enter following the disaster, if local law enforcement deems it to be safe. Your employees and distributors wanting to re-enter into an impacted area will need government issue ID, Proof of employment, and a letter of authorization (distributors and service providers can use a bill of lading or a work order for this requirement).
September 12, 2017
The City of Vero Beach has resumed normal garbage collection on your regular scheduled days. We will do normal yard debris pickup on Wednesday but only items bagged, bundled or containerized. We will advise the pickup of hurricane debris as soon as possible. Please be sure to place the debris at the roadside (not in the road). Please be mindful not to place any debris on water meters, storm drains, fire hydrants, mail boxes or near phone/electric boxes. It is important to keep yard trash separate from construction and demolition debris, fences, electronics, etc.
Commercial businesses are back to their normal schedule pickups.
If you have any questions concerning this matter, please call our office at (772) 978-5300.
Vero Beach Solid Waste Division
Multiple updates here tonight, first up is from the IRC EOC, followed by the Senior Resource Center (GoLine) Transportation.
Hurricane IRMA EOC Updates
Media release: September 6, 2017
The Indian River County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) would like to make you aware of the following:
**Sandridge will provide tee times until noon on Friday.
All press releases will be posted to social media.
For press inquiries please contact:
Major Eric S. Flowers, M.S.,
Bureau of Administration
Indian River County Sheriff's Office
4055 41st Avenue, Vero Beach, FL 32960
Senior Resource Association - GoLine Transportation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ben Earman, 772-559-2284
CLOSURE ANNOUNCEMENTS for SENIOR RESOURCE ASSOCIATION and INDIAN RIVER
TRANSIT due to HURRICANE IRMA
Due to the high potential threat of Hurricane Irma to Indian River County and because safety is of the utmost importance to our clients and staff, Senior Resource Association (SRA) and Indian River Transit will be operating on the following schedule:
As we value our employees and their families’ safety, as well as those we serve, the above closures are necessary. Please be safe during this time. To stay up-to-date on openings and closures for any of the above services, please contact 772-569-0903, 772-473-2935 or 772-559-2284. Schedules will also be posted to SeniorResourceAssociation.org.
For community information and weather updates, contact the Indian River County Emergency Operations Center at 772-226-3900
The 4th of July is upon us!! Did you also know that weekends & holiday's are also big days for ATM Fraud? While you may think you know what card skimmers look like, did you also know that some of these devices cover the WHOLE ATM?!?! There are also devices out there that actually "trap" money as it is deposited or dispensed.
If you are a business operator that may have an ATM on your site, this document is very helpful for you to spot a compromised device. As a consumer, it is also good to know what these devices look like and how they work.
REMEMBER: The best defense against most of these devices is to simply cover/hide the PIN pad as you enter the PIN since most depend on a camera catching what numbers you press. While there are skimmers out there that mimic the PIN pad, these are much more expensive for the crooks to use themselves and are not as common.
Check out the document or images below for examples! This information will remain in our "Fraud/Scams" section of our page.