Public Health & Safety

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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 are more sensitive than a bloodhound and they are frequently drawn to curbside garbage.

“Our trash is torn up by bears at least once per month,” Jennifer Hamilton said. “We understand that we share the habitat with bears and want to encourage them to stay in the nature preserve area and to eat healthy plants and berries … not unhealthy garbage.”

Hurricane Irma victims at the Bartow DRC

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...

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

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 –...

Yard Waste Crews Expand Shifts, Working Saturdays

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...

Mayor Jacobs hosts hurricane briefing

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...

Mayor Jacobs signs emergency executive order

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...

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

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...

Emergency personnel assessing damage

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 County...

Emergency management

Orange County Office Of Emergency Management Sept. 13 Press Briefing

Updates from Orange County’s Office of Emergency Management:

Permitting Fees Waived

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Hurricane Irma Debris Removal Information

As Orange County continues recovery efforts after Hurricane Irma, it is important for residents to be informed on debris removal.

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