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Disaster Recovery Center opens in Clermont

  A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opens Wednesday, November 15, for three days in Clermont to help Florida storm survivors. Disaster Recovery Centers offer in-person support...

Annual rainfall is above average districtwide

Orange County slightly below average From the St. John's River Water Management District October’s rainfall amounts were dominated by the heavy nor’easter rain event at the...

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Orange County assisting hurricane evacuees from Puerto Rico

Orange County Hurricane Maria Recovery Update From Orange County Commissioner Bryan Nelson Orange County continues its recovery efforts in helping evacuees from Puerto Rico in the...

Apopka collects 120,000 cubic yards of debris

Hurricane Irma storm debris update From the City of Apopka STORM DEBRIS CLEANUP CONTINUES – BULK COLLECTION CATCHES UP The second, city-wide pass of hurricane debris collection...

FEMA extends benefits to charitable organizations

Faith-based, voluntary and non-profit groups may be eligible for hurricane disaster damage grants   From the Federal Emergency Management Agency          ...

City Council approves bid for EPA-backed brownfield grant

The Apopka City Council voted 5-0 yesterday to approve the process of applying for a $600,000 grant to redevelop parts of downtown Apopka which...

It’s official: The Apopka Police Department is accredited

An 18-month goal is realized as the APD is acknowledged as one of the top agencies in Florida From the City of Apopka Public Information...

Disaster Fraud: Filing false FEMA claims costly to survivors

From the Federal Emergency Management Agency Those who intentionally claim false losses with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are taking money away from those...

Group Flood Insurance: How It Works

From the Federal Emergency Management Agency If you are a survivor of Hurricane Irma, have flood damage, and no flood insurance coverage, you may receive...
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Kilsheimer and Nelson differ on the budget debate

Analysis By Reggie Connell/Managing Editor of The Apopka Voice The Budget Debates: Part Four - Kilsheimer and Nelson bring a vastly different approach to a budget...

Millage/budget/reserve comparisons

City Population Square Miles Millage Rate Total employees Overall budget Reserve Policy Apopka 49,750 33.88 3.7876 474 $124.6M Minimum of two months of operating needs Sanford 57,839 26.59 7.325 518 $112M 17 percent Winter Garden 42,959 17.87 4.25 325 $173M 30 percent Winter Park 29,317 10.17 4.0923 529 $165M 30 percent Kissimmee 69,369 21.5 4.653 726 $169M 20 percent St. Cloud 45,094 18.68 5.1128 628 $134.7M 12.5 percent

Update: Repairs continuing, pumping initiated to lower floodwaters at Lake Apopka North Shore

Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive and Lake Apopka Loop Trail remain closed From the St. Johns River Water Management District Repairs are underway at Lake Apopka North...