Orange County – Hurricane Dorian Update #3: Key Information for Residents to Prepare for Hurricane Dorian: Aug. 30, 2019  

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.

 

SHELTERS

 

·   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 www.ocfl.net/Shelters 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.

 

RESIDENT INFORMATION LINE AND EMERGENCY ALERT INFO

 

·   For any information or questions regarding Hurricane Dorian, call 311 or visitwww.ocfl.net/311 to chat online or download the OCFL 311 app, 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 OC ALERT, which enables you to get alerts via email or text during Hurricane Dorian. Visit http://ocalert.net.  

 

 

GARBAGE & RECYCLING COLLECTION

 

·   Garbage, recycling, large items and yard waste will not be collected for residents of unincorporated Orange County on Monday, Sept. 2, and Tues, September 3.Visit www.ocfl.net/DorianGarbage for more information.

 

·   In addition, residents can take their yard waste to various landfill sites (www.ocfl.net/WasteSites) and follow their guidelines as provided. Closures at the landfill sites begin at noon on Sunday, Sept. 1.

 

 

SANDBAGS

 

·   Distribution of pre-filled sandbags are open at various locations today and on Sat., Aug. 31. Self-serve sandbag locations are also available. Visitwww.ocfl.net/sandbags 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 Orange County’s storm webpage.

 

 

GENERATOR SAFETY

  • Orange County Fire Department 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

 

·   Orange County Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday, Sept. 2. Visitwww.ocps.net for additional information and to stay up-to-date.

 

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