Hurricane Dorian Information

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Update: Residential Curbside Collection | Sept. 9, 2019 | 11 a.m.

Read about the latest garbage collection schedule.

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Update: Residential Curbside Collection | Sept. 5, 2019 | 4:30 p.m.

Due to Hurricane Dorian, residents of unincorporated Orange County are receiving curbside collection on a delayed schedule the remainder of this week and through Monday next week, including service on Saturday and Sunday.

All services: garbage, recycling, large items and yard waste, are running three days behind due to the hurricane’s uncertain impact.

To assist residents, an online tool is available to check their schedule this week. It is at www.ocfl.net/CollectionSchedule and has been adjusted to show this week’s service. Please note that only the house number and street name are needed to complete the search. Learn more

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Update: Hurricane Dorian Update #9 | Sept. 4, 2019 | 12:15 p.m.

Post-storm information regarding shelters, garbage, Public Works, traffic signals and more.
Read full details on update #9

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Update: Press Briefing #8 | Sept. 4, 2019 | 8:25 a.m.

Tune in at 11:30 a.m.

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Update: Landfill and Transfer Station Open | Sept. 4, 2019 | 7:40 a.m.

The Orange County Landfill and the Porter Transfer Station are under normal operations, open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Residential yard waste fees will be waived until 5 p.m. on Sept. 4.

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Update: Hurricane Dorian Update #8 | Sept. 3, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.

Latest information regarding shelters, garbage, curfews (No curfew is in effect), Lynx and more.
Read full details on update #8

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Update: Press Briefing #7 | Sept. 3, 2019 | 4 p.m.

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Update: Hurricane Dorian Update #7 | Sept. 3, 2019 | 11:47 a.m.

Latest information regarding curfews (no curfew is in place), shelters, yard waste, Lynx and more.
Read full details on update #7

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Update: Press Briefing #6 | Sept. 3, 2019 | 10 a.m.

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Update: Landfill Update | Sept. 3, 2019 | 8:40 a.m.

All garbage/recycling services are suspended until after the storm. For the most up-to-date information, visit www.ocfl.net/DorianGarbage.

In order to accommodate residents who wish to dispose of yard waste, including tree trimmings, as well as garbage, the landfill will be open at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 3 and drop-off is available. Fees for yard waste from homeowners (not commercial businesses) will be waived. Visit www.ocfl.net/WasteSites or www.ocfl.net/UtilitiesStormInfo.

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Update: Hurricane Dorian Update #6 | Sept. 2, 2019 | 12:15 p.m.

Latest information regarding shelters, yard waste, price gouging, Orange County operations, and more. Read full details on update #6

***NOTICE *** – Orange County Government’s non-essential offices and services will be closed on Tuesday, Sept. 3 and Wednesday, Sept. 4, including the Orange County Court system.

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Update: American Sign Language | Sept. 2, 2019 | 12:10 p.m.

American Sign Language (ASL) speakers can stay up to date with Orange County Government’s latest news on Hurricane Dorian by visiting www.ocfl.net/Storm.

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Update: Press Briefing #5 | Sept. 2, 2019 | 12 p.m.

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Update: Hurricane Dorian Update #5 | Sept. 1, 2019 | 1:15 p.m.

Latest information to residents on not leaving yard waste out at the curb, www.ocfl.net/Shelters for latest shelter information and Parks and Recreation is extending hours today and will be open tomorrow until 3 p.m. for Labor Day Read full details on update #5

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Update: Press Briefing #4 | Sept. 1, 2019 | 12:30 p.m.

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Update: Landfill and Transfer Station Closures | Sept. 1, 2019 | 11:45 a.m.

The Orange County Landfill, 5901 Young Pine Road, and Porter Transfer Station, 1326 Good Homes Road, will close at 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 1, and will reopen when conditions are safe.

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Update: Special Needs Shelters | Sept. 1, 2019 | 10 a.m.

Orange County strongly encourages residents who require a Special Needs/Medical Shelter, to please call 311. Residents who are deaf or hard of hearing can chat online, download the OCFL 311 app, or register at www.ocfl.net/psn, to ensure access to resources and transportation.

PSN Shelters at Freedom High School and University High School are currently open. These shelters are also pet-friendly.

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Update: Hurricane Dorian Update #4 | Aug. 31, 2019 | 3:50 p.m.

Due to supplies being out, NO MORE SANDBAGS are available.

New information on shelters, sandbags, gas and more. Remember to contact 311 with any questions. Learn more

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Update: Press Briefing #3 | Aug. 31, 2019 | 1:45 p.m.

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Update: Sandbag Locations Closing | Aug. 31, 2019 | 1:15 p.m.

The John Young Maintenance Unit location and the Bithlo Maintenance Unit location are now closed. For the latest information, use the interactive sandbag map.

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Update: Sandbag Locations Closing | Aug. 30, 2019 | 5 p.m.

The following sandbag locations will be closed on Saturday, August 31, 2019. The remaining locations will be open while supplies last. Learn more.

  • West Orange Maintenance Unit – 704 Beulah Rd., Winter Garden, FL 34787
  • Zellwood Maintenance Unit – 3500 Golden Gem Rd., Apopka, FL 32712
  • Taft Maintenance Unit – 11442 Intermodal Way, Orlando, FL 32824
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Update: Shelters | Aug. 30, 2019 | 4:30 p.m.

Orange County Government is slated to open to open nine shelters on 8 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, which will include three pet-friendly shelters. There will also be special needs/medical shelters. Please DO NOT arrive before Sunday, Sept. 1 at any of the shelters. They will not be open beforehand.

General population shelters: (Note: *indicates a pet-friendly shelter.)

  1. Cypress Creek High School
  2. Discovery Middle School
  3. East River High School*
  4. Edgewater High School
  5. Evans High School
  6. Freedom Middle School
  7. Lake Nona High School*
  8. Oak Ridge High School*
  9. Ocoee High School

Visit www.ocfl.net/Shelters for a complete and up-to-date list with addresses with information on what to bring, including food, water and bedding material. Please remember, the shelters do not provide cots, but you may bring your own cots and bedding. If you require a Special Needs/Medical shelter, please contact 311.

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Update: General Updates | Aug. 30, 2019 | 2:40 p.m.

New information on shelters, sandbags, generator safety, and public schools. Remember to contact 311 with any questions. Learn more

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Update: Curbside Collection Delayed | Aug. 30, 2019 | 1 p.m.

Due to Hurricane Dorian, garbage, recycling, large items and yard waste will not be collected for residents of unincorporated Orange County on Monday, September 2, and Tuesday, September 3. A determination about service on Wednesday, September 4 will be issued later. Learn more

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Update: Press Briefing | Aug. 30, 2019 | 12 p.m.

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Update: Hurricane Dorian Update | Aug. 29, 2019 | 4 p.m.

Based on reports of potential heavy rain, Orange County is working to ensure the County is ready for any effects of Hurricane Dorian. Learn more about these topics:

  • Sandbags
  • Shelters
  • Special Medical Needs
  • Hotel Visitor Information
  • Communications Tools
  • Yard Waste
  • Emergency Debris Removal
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Update: Sandbags | Aug. 29, 2019 | 1 p.m.

As part of Orange County’s Hurricane Dorian preparation, the County will distribute pre-made sandbags to residents on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019 and Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. Learn more

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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