Orange County – Hurricane Dorian Update #4

Key Information for Residents to Prepare for Hurricane Dorian: Aug. 31, 2019

Orange County, Fla. – Latest update from Orange County Government Emergency Operations Center:


Due to recent hurricane weather tracking, Orange County Government is adjusting the number of shelters it will open, specifically on the west side of the County. It will open nine general population shelters, which includes three pet-friendly shelters. Visit for a complete list of open shelters and what to bring. Cots will not be provided, so please bring your own bedding and/or cot. Designated shelters will be open beginning at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1. Please DO NOT arrive before Sunday, Sept. 1 at any of the shelters.

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

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, 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.


Due to supplies being out, NO MORE sandbags are available. More than 150,000 sandbags have already been distributed. Visit for details.

Gargbage & Recycling Collection

Visit for information on adjusted pick up for curbside collection.


Please be patient with fuel availability as Governor DeSantis has asked for additional supplies.

Residents are also encouraged to report price gouging to local law enforcement. You can report price gouging or get more information by calling the Florida Attorney General Price Gouging Hotline at 1-866-966-7226 or at

Orange County Convention Center

Visit for up-to-date information on any Convention Center show adjustments.

Orange County Parks & Recreation

All Orange County Parks and Recreation facilities will close at 12 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1. Parks and Recreation facilities and administrative offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2 and Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Additional Info

For any information or questions regarding Hurricane Dorian, call 311 or visit to chat online or download the OCFL 311 app. Only call 911 for emergencies.

Visit for the latest information for Orange County residents.

About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its residents 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, one of the nation’s largest convention centers 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 or go to Orange County Government’s social media channels.

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