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.




·   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 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  





·   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 for more information.


·   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. 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.




  • 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 will be closed on Tuesday, Sept. 2. for additional information and to stay up-to-date.


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