Jupiter residents: Are you in a flood zone?

New flood zone map in Jupiter would impact property owners

A plan to approve updated federal flood maps for Jupiter is on the agenda for Tuesday’s 7 p.m.  town council meeting at the Community Center.

If the council adopts the plan, property owners with land in the Special Flood Hazard Area will be able to purchase NFIP flood policies and existing policies will be renewed.

There now are about 4,000 properties included within the Special Flood Hazard Area within the town of Jupiter.
The updated maps show that number reduced to about 2,000 properties.

Countywide, more than 50,000 Palm Beach County properties are being reclassified as being in or touching flood zones in October.

Property owners in the Special Flood Hazard Area are eligible for federal disaster assistance for flood damage to repair insurable buildings.

Federal mortgage insurance or loan guarantees, such as those provided by the Federal Housing Administration and the Department of Veteran Affairs, is available.

FPL: New Jupiter building will speed up response time after storms


Artist rendition on new building (FPL)

As South Florida approaches the height of the 2017 hurricane season, Florida Power & Light’s new service center on Indiantown Road is almost done

See the full story in The Palm Beach Post.


FPL building is under construction (Photo/Bill DiPaolo)



What’s that new building at Indiantown Rd and Delaware Blvd in Jupiter?


New FPL building is being constructed to withstand a Category 5 hurricane (Photos/Bill DiPaolo)

That construction on the southwest corner of Delaware Boulevard and Indiantown Road in Jupiter is going to be a new FPL service center.

The new two-story building will be four times as large as the former center. The new 25,000-square-ft building is designed to withstand a Category 5 hurricane.

Opening is planned for later this year.

Read the full story in The Palm Beach Post.

A driveway for trucks and other service vehicles is planned on Delaware Boulevard.


There will be no gas stored at the new building. After a storm, company fuel trucks will provide gasoline to the trucks staged there.

Up to about 100 “storm riders” will be able to stay at the new building. They will be immediately dispatched to needed areas to make repairs following a storm, according to FPL.





Rain, lightning expected today in north county


Thunderstorms are possible this afternoon (Photo/Bill DiPaolo)

Light, steady rain and occasional lightning are happening here in north county on Friday morning.

A line of showers ahead of a cold front is moving through Palm Beach County this morning with gusty winds up to 34 mph and lightning already hitting northwestern and central areas of Palm Beach County.

See Kim Miller’s story.

Check The Palm Beach Post radar map.

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Delaney wins council seat over Klug in Jupiter


Ron Delaney

Incumbent Ron Delaney narrowly won Tuesday’s runoff election for the Jupiter Town Council Second District seat against Ben Klug.

“We ran an honest campaign. We did not do any negative campaigning. I just told the truth,” said Delaney, who spent Tuesday night at his Egret Cove home with his family.

Read the full story in The Palm Beach Post.winner


Life resumes after tornado slams Juno Beach mobile home park


Workers at Juno Beach Condo mobile home park power wash driveway Tuesday after Monday’s tornado  (Photo/Bill DiPaolo)

The electricity is back on, blue tarps are on a few roofs and life is returning to normal at the Juno Beach Condo mobile home park that was hammered by Monday’s tornado. Read the full story in The Palm Beach Post.


Mobile home damaged Monday in park

UPDATE: Donald Ross Road to remain closed Monday night due to damage


(Photo: Bill DiPaolo)

8 p.m. UPDATE: Florida Power and Light officials say they were misinformed earlier and eastbound traffic between Alternate A1A  and Prosperity Farms Road will remain closed to traffic Monday night due to “extensive” damage from the storm.

At this time, it’s unclear when the road will reopen, according to FPL spokesperson Dave McDermitt.

McDermitt said there was an “extensive amount of wind damage” to power lines and other FPL equipment that workers are still cleaning up and securing.

7 p.m. UPDATE: Eastbound Donald Ross Road has reopened after Florida Power and Light workers spent a majority of the day cleaning up and restoring power after a storm that came through the area during the early hours of Monday.

Officials say power has been restored to 99 percent of people in the area as of 6:30 p.m.

Traffic was closed since about 1 a.m. Monday morning.

The tornado damaged the power lines and caused other damage to a trailer park, the Juno Beach Fishing Pier, schools, and gates at Juno Beach Park.

Juno Beach mobile home park is slammed by Monday’s tornado


One of damaged mobile homes at Juno Beach Condo mobile home park (Photo/Rich Graulich)

“My whole house pulsated and shook,” said one resident. See the full story in The Palm Beach Post.