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Know the Dangers Found on Lakes During Severe Weather

The National Weather Service advises “when thunder roars, go indoors.” This wisdom holds particular weight for residents who live on, or frequent one of the 600 shimmering lakes and rivers home to Orange County. While life can be better by the lake, it’s crucial to recognize the dangers that accompany severe storms. High water...

Preparing For Pets Prior to Storm Season Provides Peace of Mind

Riding out a hurricane with your furry friend can exacerbate an already stressful situation. Tragic stories of lost or abandoned pets during natural disasters...

Orange County Government Division of Building Safety Hosts Building Safety Month Featuring Education and Events

Orange County Government takes a proactive stance toward building safety with a series of events and educational initiatives to celebrate Building Safety Month. Now...

Community Action Division Helps Families Earn Financial Independence

Enhancing the quality of life, promoting self-sufficiency, and eliminating the causes and consequences of poverty, is the mission of Orange County’s Community Action Division....

Community & Services

Community Action Division Helps Families Earn Financial Independence

Enhancing the quality of life, promoting self-sufficiency, and eliminating the causes and consequences of poverty, is the mission of Orange County’s Community Action Division. It prides itself on providing the services needed to help...

Community Action Division Helps Low-income Seniors Stay Cool

May is Community Action Month, and the Orange County Community Action Division has no shortage of programs to assist low-income families who want to achieve economic stability. One such federally funded grant program is...

Orange County Green PLACE Program Celebrates New Bird Blind at Johns Lake Conservation Area

While the newest amenity at Johns Lake Conservation Area near Winter Garden might look like a simple wooden box, the 20-foot-long structure is actually the latest effort by Orange County and its Green PLACE program to protect the feathered friends who call the area home. In celebration of Earth Month, the County’s Environmental Protection...

Public Health & Safety

Know the Dangers Found on Lakes During Severe Weather

The National Weather Service advises “when thunder roars, go indoors.” This wisdom holds particular weight for residents who live on, or frequent one of the 600 shimmering lakes and rivers home to Orange County....

Preparing For Pets Prior to Storm Season Provides Peace of Mind

Riding out a hurricane with your furry friend can exacerbate an already stressful situation. Tragic stories of lost or abandoned pets during natural disasters happen once too often. Crafting a plan of action ahead...

Extra-Special Preparation Required for Extra-Special Community During Emergency Situations

Leaving home on a moment’s notice can be stressful for anyone. Imagine the confusion and chaos an elderly friend or special needs neighbor might experience during a weather emergency or evacuation. Would they understand what was happening? Remember to pack medication, eyeglasses, hearing aids or other important supplies? Would they know who to call...

Business

Orange County Government Division of Building Safety Hosts Building Safety Month Featuring Education and Events

Orange County Government takes a proactive stance toward building safety with a series of events and educational initiatives to celebrate Building Safety Month. Now in its 44th year, the initiative promoted by the International...

Orange County’s “Dream Builders”: First-ever Conference Celebrates Team 400

Orange County issues roughly 81,000 vertical building permits a year — including projects small in scope, like a 150-square-foot addition to a single-family home, to projects that are truly “Epic” in size, like Universal’s...

Orange County Construction Update: Kirkman Road Extension Moving Ahead

With Universal’s Epic Universe theme park scheduled to open by the summer of 2025, road construction has begun on the Kirkman Road extension project — the addition of 1.7 miles of road that will stretch from Carrier Drive through Sand Lake Road and down to Universal Boulevard, near the Orange County Convention Center. Thanks...