Orange County – Hurricane Dorian Update #9

Post-Storm Information: Sept. 4, 2019

Orange County, Fla. – Latest updates for residents:


Orange County is diligently working to close all shelters, Wed, Sept. 4, so that Orange County Public Schools can again utilize them for students returning to school tomorrow. Shelters at Oak Ridge High School, Lake Nona High School, East River High School, Ocoee High School, Cypress Creek High School and Discovery Middle School have already closed.

In total, 520 residents checked into shelters, including 111 people in designated Special Needs/Medical shelters. In addition, a total of 31 pets were safely housed.

Garbage, Recycling & Pickup Adjustments

For yard debris drop-off, the landfill and transfer station resume normal operations today, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit for information. Fees for yard waste from homeowners will be waived until 5 p.m. today.

No solid waste/recycling pick up today for unincorporated Orange County. Pick up will resume again on Thursday, Sept. 5. Curbside collection is three days behind schedule, 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 for an adjusted schedule.

Public Works

Due to many proactive measures of Orange County Public Works, all the “hot-spot” areas with past flooding issues, including Orlo Vista, did not have any issues.

Traffic signals:

Minor damage was reported for two overhead signals that the County maintains for UCF. The issue is resolved.

Additionally, Hiawassee Road at Hiawassee Oak had minor damage to the eastbound signal head visor. This issue is resolved.

If a traffic signal is completely inoperable, treat it like a four-way STOP. Remember, that other drivers may not know how to react when a traffic signal is inoperable.


The Orlando International Airport will re-open at noon today, Sept. 4. Visit for more information.

LYNX will continue regular service as scheduled.

Additional Info

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Reminder: Please ensure you are up-to-date on your hurricane readiness kit since hurricane season continues through Nov. 30. Visit Orange County’s newsroom for information.

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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