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 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 or

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.


Visit 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 in order to coordinate transportation assistance from LYNX.


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 for the latest information for Orange County residents and contact 311 ( for any questions. Follow Orange County’s social channels on Twitter at @OrangeCoFL and Facebook at

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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