Media Releases

Sand Lake Road Study Public Meeting on October 26, 2016

Orange County has initiated a transportation improvement study for Sand Lake Road from Apopka Vineland Road to Turkey Lake Road. The purpose of this study is to assess current and future travel demand in the area and identify roadway improvements to keep people and vehicles moving along this corridor. The study also is...

Orange County Shelters Update

Approximately 400 individuals remain in Orange County shelters. All general shelters will close at 6 p.m. The special needs shelter located at University High School will remain open until further notice.

Curfew Update, 1:30 p.m.

As of, 1 p.m., 65,355 residents are without power. Duke Energy and OUC are working to restore service as soon and safely as possible. Citizens using generators should use extreme caution. Never operate generators inside a building or garage. Visit Duke Energy or OUC for more information.

Curfew Update

Last evening, Mayor Jacobs announced a mandatory curfew to be put into effect for Orange County in an effort to protect the life and safety of all citizens. The curfew is still in effect, but is being assessed and an update is expected this afternoon.

Orange County Office of Emergency Management Press Briefing

The most recent report by the National Weather Service indicates that Hurricane Matthew is once again a Category 4 Hurricane. As of 5 p.m., the forecast for Hurricane Matthew calls for Tropical Storm force winds to begin tonight in Central Florida at 11 p.m. Hurricane force winds are expected to start tomorrow morning at...