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Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings to Provide Update on Preparations for Hurricane Idalia

News Conference Set for Tuesday, August 29, 2023, at 2:00 p.m.

Mayor Demings' SealWHAT:

Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings will provide an update on Hurricane Idalia and Orange County’s storm readiness and preparations.


August 29, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.


Orange County Convention Center – Emergency Operations Center
South Concourse
MEDIA ROOM on Main Concourse
9899 International Drive, Orlando, 32819


  • Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings
  • Chief Lauraleigh Avery, Director, Orange County Office of Emergency Management
  • Orange County Undersheriff Mark Canty
  • Scott Howat, Communications Director, Orange County Public Schools
  • Dr. Robert D. Karch, Director, Florida Department of Health in Orange County

Attending and Available for Questions

  • Representatives from Duke Energy and OUC
  • Representative from LYNX
  • Representative from Homeless Services Network of Central Florida

Viewing Options: Orange TV will carry the news conference live. Viewing options include Channel 488 on Spectrum, Channel 9 on Comcast, 1081 CenturyLink Prism TV, WSWF Channel 10.2 (over the air), livestream at or via the Orange TV app on ROKU in the Education category.

For More Information:

For additional storm preparedness information and to sign up for OC Alert, the county’s emergency alert system, visit

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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