Orange County – Hurricane Dorian Update #5

Key Information for Residents to Prepare for Hurricane Dorian: Sept. 1, 2019

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

Yard, Garbage & Recycling Collection

We are getting reports that a lot of yard waste (especially tree trimmings) are being put at the curb in some neighborhoods.

Please remember, there is no further curbside collection until after the storm. Please secure all roll carts, large items and yard waste, including tree trimmings, which might become projectiles in the storm. Bring the material into the garage, shed or closer to the home, but not near the curb where it could block storm drains. Visit www.ocfl.net/DorianGarbage for information on curbside collections.

The Landfill and the Porter Transfer station will be open today (Sept. 1) and tomorrow (Sept. 2) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fees for yard waste from homeowners (not commercial businesses) will be waived on Monday only. Visit www.ocfl.net/WasteSites or www.ocfl.net/UtilitiesStormInfo.

Orange County Parks and Recreation

Due to the delayed landfall for Hurricane Dorian in Orange County, all Orange County Parks will be open on Labor Day (Sept. 2) until 3 p.m. for residents and visitors. Today, Sept. 1, Orange County Parks will be open until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3 will be closed.

Shelters

Visit www.ocfl.net/Shelters for a list of shelters open or contact 311. Orange County has nine general shelters open (which include three pet-friendly shelters) and two special needs/medical shelters.

If you require a Special Needs/Medical shelter, please contact 311 or visit www.ocfl.net/PSN in order to coordinate transportation assistance from LYNX.

Sandbags

More than 187,000 sandbags have been distributed. For Hurricane Irma, Orange County distributed 120,000 sandbags. The increase was attributed to Orange County proactively opening self-serve sandbags, which began on Aug. 19, 2019. All sandbag sites are closed.

Additional Info

Visit www.ocfl.net/Storm for the latest information for Orange County residents and contact 311 (www.ocfl.net/311) for any questions. Follow Orange County’s social channels on Twitter at @OrangeCoFL and Facebook at www.facebook.com/OrangeCountyFlorida/.

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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