Hurricane Preparedness

Pre-Storm Sweep for Residential Vegetation on August 20th and August 27th

The Town of Loxahatchee Groves would like to help residents get prepared during this Hurricane season and to increase safety within the Town. To assist in the disposal of any excess vegetation, the Town has entered into a special agreement with Coastal Waste & Recycling to do a “pre-storm sweep” of our Town to collect residential vegetative debris.

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Residential properties only (no commercial and/or other business activities to be included) as follows:
  • August 20, 2022 Residential properties north of Okeechobee Blvd.
  • August 27, 2022 Residential properties south of Okeechobee Blvd.

We encourage you to take part in this pre-storm sweep for clearing any overgrown vegetation on your property. There will be no limit to the volume of residential vegetative debris collected during this pre-storm sweep.

Here is what we would like for you to do to help get ready for the “pre-storm sweep”:
  • Trim or remove overgrown limbs and/or dead trees to keep your property safe.
  • Place your residential vegetative debris in the designated areas for free collection, up to two days before the assign.
  • Visually inspect your property for overgrowth along the roadways and at intersections.
  • Review the Loxahatchee Groves ULDC Section 105-005 at (https://library.municode.com/fl/loxahatchee_groves/codes/unified_land_development_code) and the diagram below which describes and explains the acceptable Safe Sight Distance Triangles required. Foliage growing in this area cannot be higher than 30” or lower than 8’. This allows a clear visual path for drivers to ensure it is safe to pull out onto the road.
Sight-Distance-Triangle
Other pre-storm preparation activities you should do:
  • Secure loose rain gutters and downspouts, loose fence, perform maintenance to your drainage system, secure the roof, windows, and garage doors, purchase a portable generator before we get a named storm, (remember to keep generators away from doors and windows outside your house).
  • Do an inventory of your hurricane supplies to make sure you are prepared.

For properties failing to complete the removal and disposal of excess vegetation and other obstructions in Sight Safety Triangles along the roadways and at intersections by September 5th, code violations will be issued beginning in mid-September based on inspections performed by both our Code officer and by our Public Works staff. If you have any questions, we can be reached at 561-793-2418 (select option 2 for code or 4 for public works). You may also email us at Code@loxahatcheegrovesfl.gov or you may visit Town Hall at 155 F Rd. for a meeting to discuss your property.

Thank you in advance for your attention in this matter,

Town of Loxahatchee Groves Public Works & Code Compliance