Public Health & Safety

Mayor Jacobs and Gov. Scott with students at a school

Mayor Teresa Jacobs Joins Gov. Rick Scott to Announce Security Funding for Jewish Day Schools

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs joined Gov. Rick Scott and City of Maitland Mayor Dale McDonald at the Roth Family Jewish Community Center in Maitland to announce Florida’s $1 million budget plan for security funding at Jewish Day Schools. The announcement comes in the wake of several security threats towards Jewish Day Schools in the […]

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A “Bear” Necessity: Orange County Residents Embrace Bear-Resistant Roll Carts

It’s not uncommon for Apopka residents Steven and Jennifer Hamilton to have their trash become a buffet for bears in their neighborhood. Bears’ noses...

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Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open Wednesday, Oct. 4, in Orlando to help Florida storm survivors. The DRC will be...

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Orange County BCC Meeting on October 3 to Include Puerto Rico Relief

County Launches Hurricane Maria Information Page In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Orange County has continued to exhibit our cherished “neighbors serving neighbors” philosophy...

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Yard Waste Crews Expand Shifts, Working Saturdays

Garbage and recycling curbside collection for residents of unincorporated Orange County continues to operate according to the regular schedule. Due to volume, yard waste...

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Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs Hosts Hurricane Briefing for Legislative Delegation

On September 15, 2017, at the direction of Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, the state and federal legislative delegation for Orange County received a briefing...

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Orange County, Florida Emergency Executive Order No. 17-12 | 5 P.M., Sept. 14

Earlier this afternoon, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs executed the Emergency Executive Order 17-12. This order contains life-saving directives regarding nursing homes and assisted...

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Orange County Office Of Emergency Management 1:30 P.M. Sept. 14 Press Briefing Update

According to the Medical Examiner’s Office, there are five deaths related to Hurricane Irma in Orange County. One was due to blunt force injuries...

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Hurricane Irma Major Disaster Declaration for Orange County

Statement from Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs “I am deeply gratified to announce that yesterday, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, we were notified that Orange...

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Orange County Office Of Emergency Management Sept. 13 Press Briefing

Updates from Orange County’s Office of Emergency Management: Permitting Fees Waived Permit fees to repair damages caused by Hurricane Irma have been temporarily waived...

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