Public Health & Safety

Stop, Look and Listen: Traffic Signal Safety Tips

Imagine a world without any traffic signals; chaos comes to mind. During power outages, stoplights often malfunction causing mayhem for both drivers and pedestrians. Here are a few reminders to keep you safe: Flashing Red: Treat the light as a stop sign. Be sure to look in all directions before carefully advancing through an intersection. […]

Eye on Orange County: Emergency Operations Center Modernized for Hurricane Season

With an “extremely active” hurricane season predicted for 2024, the Office of Emergency Management is laser-focused on preparing for the saving of lives, protection...

Avoid Scams After Disaster Strikes: Seek Licensed Contractor

Navigating the aftermath of a hurricane can be a lengthy and emotional process that includes evaluating damages and potential reconstruction. Unfortunately, during these challenging...

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...

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...

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...

Blustery Days are a Breeze with Proactive Tree Maintenance Plan

Mature trees that canopy your home could actually be a menace during a severe storm or hurricane. Fallen or flying branches can destroy property,...

Orange County Adopts CDC Initiative to Reduce Fatal and Nonfatal Overdoses

In order to address the increasing number of overdose deaths related to prescription opioids and illicit drugs, Orange County has engaged with the Centers...

Orange County Manages Supply Chain Issues with Agility and Adaptability

It has been three years since the COVID pandemic, but its effects, along with international conflicts and inflationary pressures, are still creating issues for...

Rapid Rehousing Services Provided for Orange County Homeless Young Adults with HIV

Orange County Health Services Department was recently awarded a $1M SURE (Supporting Replication of Housing Interventions in the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program) grant from...