Orange County – Hurricane Dorian Update #8
Key Information for Residents for Hurricane Dorian: Sept. 3, 2019 (Evening)
Orange County, Fla. – Orange County’s latest information from its Emergency Operation Center: The area is still under a tropical-storm warning for wind gusts, with rainfall expected to range from two to three inches.
Tomorrow, Orange County will assess the storm’s impact. Various Debris Assessment and Orange County Division of Building Safety teams will be ready, as needed.
Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings emphasized that Mother Nature is unpredictable and that we should support our Bahamian neighbors, friends and family.
“What has occurred on the island from Hurricane Dorian is devastating. The emotional turmoil that residents and guests on the island have, and will experience, will be life changing. We will continue conversations locally on what we can do to assist our Bahamian friends,” said Demings.
No solid waste/recycling pick up tomorrow for unincorporated Orange County. Pick up will resume again on Thursday, Sept. 5. Curbside collection schedule is three days behind and will go into the weekend since the storm projection delayed service. If your garbage/recycling collection was regularly scheduled on Monday, it will be picked up on Thursday. Visit www.ocfl.net/DorianGarbage for an adjusted schedule.
Currently, there are 455 residents in shelters, including 109 people in designated Special Needs/Medical Shelters. Visit www.ocfl.net/Shelters for a list of available shelters or call 407-836-3111.
The County will evaluate demobilizing shelters early tomorrow so that Orange County Public Schools can again utilize them for students returning to school.
Also, no curfew is in effect, but please be mindful of the possibility of strong winds and do not travel unless necessary.
Please be aware that under the Florida Statutes covering theft, there are enhanced charges if a theft is committed in a county which is subject to a state of emergency declared by the Governor and the theft is facilitated by conditions arising from the emergency. Conditions arising from the emergency are defined as civil unrest, power outages, curfews, voluntary or mandatory evacuations, or a reduction in the presence of the response of first responders.
If you see a power line or any other kind of line you think might be live or dangerous in any way, call 911. You should NOT try to move downed lines, even if you don’t believe they are live power lines. Please see video from Duke Energy regarding proper safety message.
LYNX will continue regular service Wed. Sept. 4 and Thurs. Sept. 5.