Last Update on Debby’s Impact on the City of Fernandina Beach

City of Fernandina Beach Press Release

Submitted by David Lott, Deputy City Manager

As post-storm Debby continues to move away bringing the return of sunny skies and lowering
water levels, the City’s recovery from the record rainfall earlier this week continues. Water
service has been restored to the 18 customer affected by the water line break along Dade
Street although a boil water advisory remains in effect for those customers.

Yellow flags have been posted at the beaches with a return to normal lifeguard staffing
levels. Under a contract being funded by the Tourist Development Council, removal of the
seaweed along the entire stretch of the Island’s beaches has begun and will be continuing
next week. The contractor has secured all the necessary permits from the FL Department of
Environmental Protection and the work will be conducted in full compliance with all DEP
regulations to protect existing sea turtle nests and the safety of beachgoers.

There continues to be standing water on the southern section of Lisa Avenue but it is
passable. Portions of the trails in the Egans Greenway have standing water but are beginning
to dry out. The drainage canals within the Greenway have high water levels so visitors are
cautioned and should be more aware of wildlife in the vegetation at the edge of these

All City programs, garbage collection and other activities are running as scheduled.

Questions about City operations should be directed as follows:

City Hall 904-277-7300

Streets 904-277-7387

Parks & Rec 904-277-7350

Garbage 904-737-7900 (Advanced Disposal Services)

Airport 904-321-5700

Marina 904-491-2090

Golf Course 904-277-7370

For those traveling in the western part of the County, Hwy 301 near Otis Road (Carey State
Forest) between Callahan and Baldwin is impassible due to the bridge being washed out.
For more information and directions, contact the County Emergency Operations Center at

This is expected to be the last advisory related to Tropical Storm Debby from the City as
normal operations resume.

June 28, 2012 3:14 p.m.