Orange County – Hurricane Dorian Update #3:
Key Information for Residents to Prepare for Hurricane Dorian: Aug. 30, 2019
Orange County, Fla. – Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings signed an Emergency Executive Order declaring a State of Local Emergency in Orange County this morning, Aug. 30, 2019.
· Orange County Government is slated to open to open 12 shelters on 8 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1, which will include four pet-friendly shelters. There will also be special needs/medical shelters. Please DO NOT arrive before Sunday, Sept. 1 at any of the shelters. They will not be open beforehand.
General population shelters: (Note: *indicates a pet-friendly shelter.)
1. Apopka High School*
2. Cypress Creek High School
3. Discovery Middle School
4. Dr. Phillips High School
5. East River High School*
6. Edgewater High School
7. Evans High School
8. Freedom Middle School
9. Lake Nona High School*
10. Oak Ridge High School*
11. Ocoee High School
12. Windermere High School
Visit for a complete and up-to-date list with addresses with information on what to bring, including food, water and bedding material. Please remember, the shelters do not provide or allow cots. If you require a Special Needs/Medical shelter, please contact 311.
· For any information or questions regarding Hurricane Dorian, call 311 or visit to chat online or download the , which allows users to photograph, pinpoint and report any issues you may encounter before, during or after the storm.
· Sign up for the free alert system notification at , which enables you to get alerts via email or text during Hurricane Dorian. Visit .
· In addition, residents can take their yard waste to various landfill sites () and follow their guidelines as provided. Closures at the landfill sites begin at noon on Sunday, Sept. 1.
· Distribution of pre-filled sandbags are open at various locations today and on Sat., Aug. 31. Self-serve sandbag locations are also available. Visit for details. Informational fliers will be provided at pick-up on how to properly use sandbag. A “how-to” video on sandbags is also available on .
- reminds residents to be mindful of generator safety.
- Generators should only be used in well-ventilated locations OUTSIDE at least five feet away from all doors, windows and vents.
- Never use a generator in an attached garage, even with the door open.
- Place generators so exhaust fumes can’t enter the home through windows, doors or other openings; the exhaust must be directed away from the building.
· Orange County Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday, Sept. 2. Visit for additional information and to stay up-to-date.