Mayor Jacobs with an Irma update

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs Provides Hurricane Irma Update

Public Health & Safety

Orange County Government will be open for business on Thursday and Friday and advises residents to ready their hurricane preparedness supply kit.

As of Wed., Sept. 6, Orange County Public Schools will be open on Thursday and Friday.

Sandbag distribution will take place on Thursday and Friday from 7 a.m. -7 p.m. while supplies last. Due to high demand, Orange County residents will need to present proof of residency. Residents may collect up to 10 sandbags per vehicle.

Download Orange County’s news and information apps free on Apple and Android devices, to receive emergency information and to stay informed before, during and after a storm,

Water – Orange County is aware that some residents have had difficulty locating bottled water. Residents are reminded that tap water is an excellent option and can be stored in containers. Bath tubs are also a great means to hold larger amounts of water.

Shelters – Orange County is closely monitoring the path of the storm, decisions regarding the opening of any shelters will be announced once there is a better determination of the path and its impact. This is likely an announcement that would come closer to Saturday morning.

Online Resources:

Mobile Apps for emergency communications before, during and after a storm:
Storm Preparedness:
Hurricane Irma:
Emergency Medical Information:
Orange County’s Social Media:
Water and garbage tips:

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