Orange County – Hurricane Dorian Update #6

Key Information for Residents to Prepare for Hurricane Dorian: Sept. 2, 2019

Orange County, Fla. – Orange County’s latest information from its Emergency Operations Center shows that Hurricane Dorian has slowed down to one-mile per hour and has yet to make a turn.  Based on the latest models, we expect to start feeling the winds from Hurricane Dorian about 24 hours from now, Tuesday around noon. The effects of the storm are expected to stay with us until Wednesday afternoon.

Shelters

More than 150 residents and some visitors have checked into shelters. Visit www.ocfl.net/Shelters for a list of available shelters or contact 311. Orange County has nine general shelters open (which include four pet-friendly shelters) and two special needs/medical shelters. Today, Orange County also made the shelter at Ocoee High School a pet-friendly shelter to accommodate residents on the west side who would like to bring their pets. Please note, there are no showering facilities available at shelters and you must bring your own bedding.

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

Price Gouging

Report any 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 http://myfloridalegal.com/pages.nsf/0/308348F71208C29085256EED00604673.

Mayor Demings also signed an anti-price executive gouging order today, which includes price gouging for fuel, hotels, apartment rentals etc.

Yard, Garbage & Recycling Collection

All garbage/recycling services are suspended Monday, Sept. 2, Tuesday, Sept. 3 and Wednesday, Sept. 4. For the most up-to-date information, visit www.ocfl.net/DorianGarbage.

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.

Update: The Landfill station will be open Sept. 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fees for yard waste from homeowners (not commercial businesses) will be waived. Visit www.ocfl.net/WasteSites or www.ocfl.net/UtilitiesStormInfo.

Orange County Government Closures: Normal Business Operations Suspended on Sept. 3 and Sept. 4

Orange County Government’s non-essential offices and services will be closed on Tuesday, Sept. 3 and Wednesday, Sept. 4, this includes the Orange County/Osceola Court system.

Orange County Public Schools is also cancelling classes on Sept. 3 and Sept. 4.

Curfews

According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, no decision has made yet about curfews. A decision may be made later today. Please follow Orange County Government and Orange County Sheriff’s Office for the latest update.

Homeless Population for Shelters

During an anticipated storm/hurricane event, Orange County works with many local homeless service provides and they are the boots on the ground to reach out to the homeless population with fliers, transportation, etc..

LYNX coordinates with the City of Orlando and Orange County Government officials to transport homeless to designed homeless shelter locations.

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. Since Hurricane Dorian 3,500 calls or inquiries have come into Orange County through 311.

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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