Now the Cooks are in recovery mode with the help of friends, chopping up what’s left of the tree that damaged the home. They hope the damage, which occurred during the nor’easter not Hurricane Irma, can be repaired.
The bridges over the Intracoastal Waterway into the beaches reopened about 6 p.m. Monday, allowing residents who had evacuated to head home for the first time since Irma barreled through the Northeast Florida area.
Latham posted to Facebook on Monday, congratulating his city on surviving its third hurricane in 13 months.
“Although some homes and businesses may have been damaged, thank God there were no deaths or serious injuries,” Latham said, as he thanked city employees and their families for bearing the burden of keeping the city safe and beginning the recovery effort.
City Hall in Jacksonville Beach will be closed Tuesday to recover from some light damage and equipment failure, but will reopen Wednesday, Latham said.
Garbage, recycling and regular bulky items will be picked up as regularly scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Monday’s scheduled trash will be picked up on Wednesday. Monday’s recycling, and bulky items will be picked up next Monday. No yard waste will be picked up this week. This schedule is subject to change and/or delays due to landfill availability, which has been impacted by Hurricane Irma.
Garbage pickup in Atlantic Beach is pushed back a day this week, so if a resident’s regular pickup day is Monday, their pickup day would be Tuesday.
“Please be patient with our garbage contractor, who naturally may otherwise be delayed getting to your house this week, as there is lots of debris and some roads remain impassable,” Atlantic Beach officials said in a Facebook post.
If you have questions for City Hall, you can ask them on Facebook, email [email protected] or call 904-247-5804.
Beginning Tuesday a contractor will remove yard debris from the hurricane. It should be placed unbagged in piles curbside. Debris pick up will begin immediately. Waste Pro will resume trash service on regularly scheduled days.