Orange County – Hurricane Dorian Update #7

Key Information for Residents to Prepare for Hurricane Dorian: Sept. 3, 2019

Orange County, Fla. – Orange County’s latest information from its Emergency Operations Center:

No Curfews

No curfew is in effect for Orange County as Hurricane Dorian edges closer. However, we still strongly encourage everyone who doesn’t need to be out to stay safe and stay indoors as winds increase throughout the day and evening.

Shelters

Nearly 400 residents have checked into shelters. Visit www.ocfl.net/Shelters for a list of available shelters or call 407-836-3111. Orange County has nine general shelters open (which include four pet-friendly shelters) and two Special Needs/Medical Shelters.

If you require a Special Needs/Medical Shelter, please call 407-836-3111 or visit www.ocfl.net/PSN in order to coordinate transportation assistance from LYNX.

Yard, Garbage & Recycling Collection

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, tree trimmings and garbage, the landfill will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today (Sept. 3). 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.

Orange County Fire Rescue

Yesterday, Orange County Fire Rescue Department visited 5,475 mobile home units and spoke to 2,500 residents on Hurricane Dorian preparedness. More than 5,400 fliers were distributed regarding shelters and generator safety information. The day prior, Orange County Fire Rescue Department checked-in on more than 100 assisted living facilities and nursing homes to ensure they are prepared.

LYNX

LYNX is providing regular service until further notice. ACCESS LYNX will only be providing life sustaining trips.

LYNX staff will monitor the effects of the storm and will keep the community up-to-date as the storm passes. Visit LYNX’s website and social media channels.

Public Works & Damage Assessment Team

40 Debris Assessment Teams are ready to respond if the need arises. Orange County will open various debris sites, if needed.

Damage Assessment Teams with Orange County Division of Building Safety, in conjunction with the Orange County Property Appraiser’s Office, are also ready to deploy, when needed. The Division of Building Safety has 18 teams and the Damage Assessment Team has 20 teams at the ready.

Additional Info

Orange County Residents can visit www.ocfl.net/Storm for the latest information for call 407-836-3111 (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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