Jill Roberts

News and Public Affairs

Damage from Hurricane Dorian was minimal, but beach erosion damaged sea turtle nests. If you come across hatchlings on the beach in Jensen Beach or South Hutchinson Island area call Ecological Associates at 772-334-3729 or FWC at 1-888-404-FWCC (3922). 

More than 200 National Guard members spent the night at IRSC's Public Safety Training Complex in case they were need on the Treasure Coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.

Bryan Garner gives and update on FPL's Hurricane Dorian preparation.

Martin County officials discuss shelter openings and registration requirements in a Thursday evening press conference.

Jill Roberts speak s with Ray Hawthorne, a meteorologist with the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network about what is steering Hurrican Dorian.

Don't call 911.  Instead, here are the hurricane information lines for Treasure Coast Counties.  

St. Lucie County’s Public Information Lines - 772-460-HELP (4357) - are open today (Aug. 29) until 5 p.m. The lines will reopen Friday, Aug. 30 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 staring at 8 a.m. Please reserve 911 for emergency calls.

Indian River County:

Please do not call 9-1-1 for questions on Hurricane Dorian and emergency preparations. ONLY emergency calls should go to 9-1-1. Instead please call 772-226-4000 from 8am to 8pm to have your questions answered.

Dorian is packing a wallop.  Be careful with your preparations.  Some weekend activities are being canceled.  


Keep An Eye On Dorian

Aug 27, 2019

The storm's track bears watching.  In the meanwhile, now is the the time to prepare.

A new Facebook posting asks for volunteers to scour the beaches from Cape Canaveral to North Carolina as tropial weather moves through the area. It's hoped debris from the boat carrying Justin Walker and Brian McCluney may wash ashore with the heavier surf. Keep on on current search information by clicking HERE.

We all pretty much know to consider sea turtle nests when visiting our beaches this time of year, but what's going on below the sand?  Officials from Indian River County and Coastal Connections excavated a hatched nest in Vero Beach and invited the public along.  Nest excavations are also done in Brevard County by Stella Maris Environmental Research.  Find out more by clicking HERE.  Excavations are also scheduled at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach.  Find details by clicking

Linda Seals is Regional Specialized Agent for UF's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Indian River Research and Education Center in Ft. Pierce.  She is working to foster discussion in local communities about keeping the Indian River Lagoon healthy.  Find out more by clicking HERE.

There will be a deputy in every school in St. Lucie County when school resumes this year, including two of the four-legged variety.

Some of the sea turtles drawn into the cooling pond at the St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant are rehabilitated at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach.  You can follow their progress by clicking HERE

Demolishing our sand castles, filling in holes and picking up plastic will all help keep sea turtles safe during nesting season.  Find out more HERE.