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Hurricane Ian Updates

For those who are without power... The City has established a Comfort Station at the Temple Terrace Public Library, 202 Bullard Parkway, today (9/29) from noon to 6pm for residents of Temple Terrace. Note the change from Lightfoot Center, as that facility has lost power.  (Library-related services will NOT be available today.) The lobby and meeting room of the Library will be available from noon to 6pm for residents of Temple Terrace on Thursday. The Center will provide access to electricity and WiFi. Updates will be posted should there be a continuing need for a Comfort Station tomorrow and through the weekend.

Note that all other City offices and facilities remain closed today. There will be no sanitation services on Thursday. The City also will staff a phone line until 5pm on Thursday for non-emergency questions and information. Call 813.989.7098. 


City offices and the Temple Terrace Public Library will reopen tomorrow on a normal schedule. Trash and recycling collection also will resume. (Collection of storm-related yard debris will be ongoing.) The Family Recreation Complex, 6610 Whiteway Dr., will reopen for INDOOR activities for members AND as a Comfort Station for all residents still lacking power beginning at 8am on Friday. Information regarding reopening of the tennis and aquatics centers will be forthcoming. Omar K Lightfoot Center will reopen pending restoration of power. Any updates to this schedule will be posted on this page and on the City's Facebook page. 


If you've lost power / internet service, note that the major wireless carriers (AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile) all are offering unlimited calling, texting and data to customers here. So you can use your cell phone as a personal hotspot so long as the charge holds out. Check with you supplier for details about how long this offer lasts.


Collection of storm debris (yard waste) will begin Thursday afternoon.  Residents should place waste at the curb following normal procedures. Crews will be working through the weekend and into next week to collect storm-related debris. Please be patient. If you have bulk or oversize storm-related debris, please call Public Works at 813.506.6560 to make special arrangements.

Click here for more info about, shelters, evacuation zones and preparedness info.

NatiNNO 2022onal Night Out

National Night Out (NNO) is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. NNO 2022 will be an indoor/outdoor event with static displays of police equipment and vehicles as well as a fire engine, a rock wall and bounce house. Local businesses and organizations also will have promotional displays. The Temple Terrace Police Department looks forward to seeing the community at 6 p.m. at Mission Hill Church on 56th St. for National Night Out October 4! 

voting boxCandidate Forum

The City of Temple Terrace will host a Candidate Forum for the five individuals running for City Council in the upcoming General Election. The Forum will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6 at Omar K. Lightfoot Center, 10901 N. 56th Street, Temple Terrace. There will be a 30-minute public meet-and-greet with the City Council candidates prior to the start of the event.

Forum attendees are invited to submit questions (written on index cards) until 5:45 p.m. at the event. Resident questions will be selected at random and posed to each of the candidates by a moderator. (There will be no audience participation during the Forum.) Questions also may be submitted in advance on cards available Sept. 19 – 30 at Omar K. Lightfoot Center, the Family Recreation Complex, 610 Whiteway Dr. and the Temple Terrace Public Library, 202 Bullard Parkway

Learn more about the candidates and ballot proposal here.

sparkyheadshotFire Department Open House

This year the department will highlight the importance of having a fire escape plan with this year’s NFP theme, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape,” as well as several live demonstrations, displays, kid’s crafts and activities, food and more. The event will be held at Fire Station 1, 124 Bullard Parkway, October 8 at 9am with parking available at Temple Terrace Elementary, the Temple Terrace Public Library and Bullock Law Group (allotted spaces only). Sponsors for this year’s event include: Advent Health, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Moffitt Cancer Center, American Red Cross, Center for Autism & Related Disabilities, Florida Highway Patrol, Tampa Crisis Center, TTPD, Wayne Automatic, TECO, Stepp’s Towing, The Children’s Board, Florida College, Local IAFF 3582 Firefighter’s Union and Kona Ice.