Press briefing for sandbag distribution

Orange County Opens Sandbag Distribution at 3 p.m.; Hosting 2 p.m. Press Briefing

Public Health & Safety

Orange County, Fla.Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs will host a 2 p.m. press briefing at Orange County administrative headquarters located at 201 South Rosalind Ave., Orlando, in room 105. Orange County will begin distributing sandbags today, from 3 -7 p.m. at specific Public Works facilities. Sandbag distribution will take place again 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. For sandbag distribution locations, please visit For information on Hurricane Irma, visit

Orange County Government is encouraging residents to prepare for Hurricane Irma and continues to monitor and assess updates from the National Hurricane Center. Orange County currently has 45,000 pre-filled sandbags and expects to distribute more than 70,000 to residents.

Orange County Government remains open for business and advises residents to ready their hurricane preparedness supply kit. For storm preparedness information, please visit

Orange County has several tools that are available to residents during a tropical weather system. Download Orange County’s news and information apps free on Apple and Android devices, to receive emergency management communications and to stay informed before, during and after a storm,

  • OCFL Alert is an emergency notification and information smartphone app that provides critical information during times of emergency. Life-saving information includes open shelter locations, water and ice distribution centers, evacuation routes, public service announcements and much more
  • OCFL News provides you with breaking news about Orange County Government in action. Stay informed of important information and emergency news releases through push notifications.
  • OCFL 311 is a smartphone app that allows users to photograph, pinpoint and report any problem you may encounter before, during or after the storm. All of this can be done directly from your smartphone to Orange County’s 311 Service Center.
  • OC ALERT is an alert system that allows Orange County Government to contact you via email or cell phone text message during an emergency affecting Orange County. Register free-of-charge for OCAlert,

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