Doreen Overstreet, Public Information Officer, Orange County Government
Email: Doreen.Overstreet@ocfl.net; Phone: (407) 836-5301

Orange County Closely Monitoring Hurricane Irma

Orange County – Hurricane Irma: Update #1

Orange County, Fla. – Orange County Government is encouraging residents to prepare for Hurricane Irma and continues to monitor and assess updates from the National Hurricane Center. An announcement regarding Orange County sandbag distribution will be made tomorrow afternoon. 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 www.ocfl.net/storm.

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, www.ocfl.net/apps.

  • 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, http://ocalert.net.

Orange County will also be providing updates through social media.  Please follow us:

About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its citizens and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world-famous theme parks, the nation’s second-largest convention center, and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners including the Mayor who is elected countywide. For more information, please visit www.OCFL.net or go to the Orange County Facebook and Twitter pages.

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