Orange County – Hurricane Dorian Update #7

Key Information for Residents to Prepare for Hurricane Dorian:

Orange County, Fla. – Orange County’s latest information from its Emergency Operations Center:

SHELTERS

Nearly 400 residents have checked into shelters. Visit www.ocfl.net/Shelters for a list of available shelters or call 407-836-3111. Orange County has nine general shelters open (which include four pet-friendly shelters) and two Special Needs/Medical Shelters. 

If you require a Special Needs/Medical Shelter, please call 407-836-3111 or visit www.ocfl.net/PSN in order to coordinate transportation assistance from LYNX.

NO CURFEWS

No curfew is in effect for Orange County as Hurricane Dorian edges closer. However, we still strongly encourage everyone who doesn’t need to be out to stay safe and stay indoors as winds increase throughout the day and evening.

PUBLIC WORKS & DAMAGE ASSESSMENT TEAM

40 Debris Assessment Teams are ready to respond if the need arises. Orange County will open various debris sites, if needed.

Damage Assessment Teams with Orange County’s Building Safety Division, in conjunction with the Orange County Property Appraiser’s Office, are also ready to deploy, when needed. The Building Safety Division has 18 teams and the Damage Assessment Team has 20 teams at the ready. 

YARD, GARBAGE & RECYCLING COLLECTION 

All garbage/recycling services are suspended until after the storm.  

For the most up-to-date information, visit www.ocfl.net/DorianGarbage.

In order to accommodate residents who wish to dispose of yard waste, tree trimmings and garbage, the landfill will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today (Sept. 3). Drop-off is available. Fees for yard waste from homeowners (not commercial businesses) will be waived. Visit www.ocfl.net/WasteSites or www.ocfl.net/UtilitiesStormInfo.

ORANGE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE

Yesterday, Orange County Fire Rescue Department visited 5,475 mobile home units and spoke to 2,500 residents on Hurricane Dorian preparedness. More than 5,400 fliers were distributed regarding shelters and generator safety information. The day prior, Orange County Fire Rescue Department checked-in on more than 100 assisted living facilities and nursing homes to ensure they are prepared.

LYNX

LYNX is providing regular service until further notice. ACCESS LYNX will only be providing life-sustaining trips.

LYNX staff will monitor the effects of the storm and will keep the community up-to-date as the storm passes. Visit LYNX’s website and social media channels.

ADDITIONAL INFO

Orange County Residents can visit www.ocfl.net/Storm for the latest information for call 407-836-3111 (www.ocfl.net/311) for any questions. Since Hurricane Dorian, 3,500 calls or inquiries have come into Orange County through 311.

Follow Orange County’s social channels on Twitter at @OrangeCoFL and Facebook at www.facebook.com/OrangeCountyFlorida/.

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