Public Relations & Outreach Specialist
Orange County Public Works
Debris Removal Efforts Continue Across Orange County
Contractors targeting hardest hit communities
Orange County, Fla. – Orange County Public Works contractors are now clearing debris from roads and neighborhoods. Currently, debris removal is focused on communities that suffered the most significant flooding from Hurricane Ian.
Typically, Public Works only removes debris from County-maintained right of way. However, FEMA guidelines allow for local agencies to authorize contractors to work on private property when citizens’ health and safety are at risk.
Communities across Orange County were impacted differently by Hurricane Ian with some communities suffering very little damage while others are still dealing with significant flooding along streets and inside homes.
Public Works has identified several key areas of Orange County where residents have suffered more significant impacts than other areas and are mobilizing resources and personnel to respond where needed to protect citizens’ health and safety.
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 www.OCFL.net or go to Orange County Government’s social media channels.