Hurricane Dorian Updates

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Hurricane Dorian Updates

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2 P.M.

Lakeside Park, Spring Park, East Village, Spring Lake and North Village aquatics facilities are now reopened. The Lakeside playground remains closed due to a previously scheduled maintenance project..

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1:14 P.M.

The East Village and Spring Lake pools have reopened.

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 12:30 P.M.

The Spring Park pool has reopened.

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 10:45 A.M.

Lakeside Park has reopened. This includes the pool, tennis courts and basketball courts. Lifeguards will be staffing the pool from 12-8 p.m. The playground remains closed due to a previously scheduled maintenance project.

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 9:30 A.M.

Celebration Sanitation Services will conduct trash pickups in the community today. Schools remain closed. Town Hall will reopen on Thursday at 9 a.m.

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 6 P.M.

Osceola County lifts curfew. Schools to remain closed on Wednesday.

Residents are advised to call the Osceola County Citizens Information Center at 407-742-0000 for latest County information., or in the event of an emergency, 911. Town Hall is scheduled to reopen on Thursday, 

Trash pickup delayed until Wednesday, no recycling this week.

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1:30 p.m.

A curfew will go into effect at 11 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019 to 6 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. Osceola County public schools will be CLOSED on Tuesday Sept. 3, 2019 AND Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. Shelter info: Celebration High School – 1809 Celebration Blvd, Celebration, FL 34747

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 10 a.m.

Osceola County under a Tropical Storm Warning. Residents are encouraged to continue to monitor local media and weather reports, as the track of Hurricane Dorian is expected to be be extremely coast to the Florida coastline. Storm preparations should be complete at this point.

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 6:30 a.m.

Trash collection for this week. CSS will not be working on Monday or Tuesday of this week due to Hurricane Dorian. Please note “CSS WILL NOT BE COLLECTING RECYCLING AT ALL NEXT WEEK”  The hope is to be back to work and collecting Monday’s TRASH on Wednesday – Tuesday’s TRASH on Thursday. (NO RECYCLING ROUTE) Then Thursday’s TRASH collection on Friday – Friday’s TRASH collection on Saturday.

  1. SATURDAT, AUGUST 31, 8:15 p.m. 

Due to the track and timing of Hurricane Dorian, Osceola County will open its general population shelters at noon on Monday, September 2, 2019 – NOT at noon tomorrow (Sunday September 1) as previously announced.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 8:45 a.m.

Residents are encouraged to continue to monitor local media and weather reports, as the exact track of Hurricane Dorian is not yet established. Storm preparations should continue.

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 3 p.m.

 

Sand bag distribution has been extended until Saturday at 6 p.m.

Osceola County activated the hotline for Special Needs Persons at 407-742-9001.  Osceola County team members can advise residents with special needs on how to proceed. Osceola County’s initial Special Needs Shelter will open at 4pm on Saturday Aug 31st at the Council on Aging, located at 700 Generation Pt, Kissimmee, FL 34744. Individuals staying at the special needs shelter should bring medicine and other vital supplies

General shelters will open at noon on Sunday Sept 1, 2019 at the following locations. Individual should bring materials to shelter in place, including personal supplies, bedding, snacks and games, as well as food for any special dietary needs.

 

  • Harmony High School (pet-friendly shelter) 3601 Arthur J Gallagher Blvd, St Cloud, FL 34771
  • Cloud High School- 2000 Bulldog Ln, St Cloud, FL 34769
  • Horizon Middle School- 2020 Ham Brown Rd, Kissimmee, FL 34746
  • First Responder will be housed at Osceola Heritage Park, and including pets- 1875 Silver Spur Ln, Kissimmee, FL 34744
  • Sex Offenders will be housed at the County’s Beaumont Street Facility- 330 N Beaumont Ave. Kissimmee, FL 34741

 

In addition, Osceola County issued on Friday, August 30, 2019, an executive order providing for a recommended and voluntary evacuation for low lying areas and manufactured and mobile homes to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the community.

 

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 9:45 a.m.

 

Effective immediately, all routine operations and business at Town Hall have been suspended, as staff continues to make preparations in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian. As a reminder, Town Hall and the CCDD offices WILL NOT be staffed during the storm. Residents are advised to call the Osceola County Citizens Information Center at 407-742-0000, or in the event of an emergency, 911. Town Hall is tentatively scheduled to reopen on Thursday, conditions permitting.

 

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 5:20 p.m.

 

Community Update on Hurricane Dorian

 

Currently the forecast is for the storm to be a major hurricane (Category 4) as it approaches Florida.

 

Based on the current forecast the area can expect:

  • Significant impacts from Dorian are most likely to occur from late this weekend through early next week.
  • Destructive winds may extend far inland along and near the track of the hurricane.
  • Outer rain bands with gusty winds and heavy rain in squalls will occur ahead of the main impacts.
  • Hurricane Watches will likely be issued this evening or early Friday.

 

Operations in the community will be impacted as a result of the approaching storm.  As outlined in the CROA Board approved Emergency Operations Procedures, the following closures will be occurring.

After Thursday evening (8/29), all activities, programs and rentals scheduled to occur in or on a CROA facility have been cancelled. This includes the Sunday Farmers Market.

The North Village, East Village and Spring Lake amenities will close beginning at 5 a.m. on Friday, August 30. All of those facilities should be closed and secured by noon. The fitness center at Spring Lake will remain open.

The Lakeside Park and Spring Park amenities will close beginning at 5 a.m. on Saturday, August 31. All those facilities should be closed and secured by noon.

Town Hall offices will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, August 30, with staff assisting with storm preparations throughout the day.  Offices will not reopen until after the storm passes and the area has been deemed safe.

The boardwalks in the community will close by 4 p.m. on Friday, August 30.

Residents are asked NOT to park or leave vehicles in the parking garage at AdventHealth before or during the storm. The facility is reserved for medical personnel and staff who will be working at the hospital.

As a reminder, offices at Town Hall and the CCDD buildings WILL NOT be staffed during the storm. Residents are advised to call the Osceola County Citizens Information Center at 407-742-0000, or in the event of an emergency, 911.

Residents are asked to clean their yards and porches before the hurricane hits to prevent property damage. Loose items can become projectiles resulting in damage or bodily injury.  Communicate with your friends and neighbors before, during (if possible) and after the storm to ensure the proper precautions are being taken and that everyone is safe. Please be cognizant of residents who may need extra assistance. In addition, please be sure to bring your pets indoors and take measures to ensure that they are comfortable. Pets can feel stress as well.

Additional helpful hints:

·         Fill your bathtubs with water, so you can still flush toilets if utilities are affected

·         Fill containers, pitchers and pots for drinking water

·         Place important documents in plastic closed bags and place in secure containers or a dishwasher

·         If power fails and you choose to operate a generator, DO NOT place a generator near windows or in a garage

·         Charge your phones

·         Fill your washer with ice to keep drinks/food cold

·         Fuel up your vehicles

·         Fill propane tanks

·         Set your freezer and refrigerator to the coldest setting to keep items colder for a longer period of time

·         Monitor local media outlets for the most up to date information about the storm and its potential impacts

 

Most importantly, BE SAFE.

 

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 1:30 p.m.

 

Volunteers are needed to assist with the sand bag process at the Celebration Community Field Complex. Residents who are able, are asked to help fill sand bags and assist with traffic.

Sand bags are available at the Celebration Community Field Complex: 319 Campus Street.

Hours of Operation:

Thursday (08-29-19): 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday (08-30-19): 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

 

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 1 p.m.

 

Osceola County officials on Thursday (08-29-19) urged residents to prepare for the landfall of Hurricane Dorian late this weekend.

The forecast is for the storm to be a major hurricane (Category 4) as it approaches Florida, with a slowing forward motion. It is forecast to turn West-Northwest as it approaches the northwestern Bahamas on Saturday (08-31-19).

 

While it is still too early to determine specific impacts, based on the current forecast the area can expect:

  • Significant impacts from Dorian are most likely to occur from late this weekend through Monday.
  • Destructive winds may extend far inland along and near the track of the hurricane.
  • Outer rain bands with gusty winds and heavy rain in squalls will occur ahead of the main impacts.
  • Hurricane Watches will likely be issued this evening or early Friday.

 

The Emergency Operations Center moved to Level 2 (Partial Activation) Thursday. The EOC will move to Level 1 Activation on Saturday.

In addition to checking supplies and plans, officials said now is a good time to verify key service providers – such as your power company. Having that contact information in advance will help you in the need of power restoration after the storm passes as this is not a government function.

 

While no decisions have been made, shelter planning is in progress for the forecast track of the storm.

  • The Department of Health will activate the Special Needs Shelter on Saturday afternoon for those who are registered. Residents with questions should call the Citizens Information Center at 407-742-0000.
  • Sandbag operations began today at County and Municipal locations and will continue tomorrow.
  • A local State of Emergency ((#19-154R) was approved yesterday (08-28-19)
  • The Citizen Information Center (407-742-0000) is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 8 a.m.

Sand bags are available at the Celebration Community Field Complex: 319 Campus Street.

Hours of Operation:

Thursday (08-29-19): 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday (08-30-19): 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 4:45 p.m.

 

Osceola County Commission Declares Emergency

As Osceola County prepares for Hurricane Dorian. A Declaration of Emergency was made by the Board of County Commissioners during a special meeting today (08-28-19) at 3 p.m.

 

According to the National Weather Service in Melbourne:

  • Hurricane Dorian could potentially be a category 3 hurricane by the time it may make a landfall in Florida.
  • It is too early to forecast any specific storm-related impacts for east Central Florida.
  • Probabilities for Tropical Storm Wind speeds (39 mph or greater) continue to increase for the weekend.

 

Based on the current forecast, Osceola County Emergency Management is taking the following actions:

  • The Citizens Information Center is currently partially staffed and able to receive calls related to Dorian (407-742-0000) and will open Thursday at 8 a.m until 6 p.m.
  • There are currently no government closings planned.
  • The EOC is currently at a Level 3 (monitoring) but plans to elevate to a Level 2 tomorrow at noon.
  • To receive real-time updates via phone, text or email simply text the word #AlertOsceola to 888777 on your mobile device or online at https://bit.ly/328NyCG.
  • At this time, there are no open shelters.

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 10:40 a.m.

The Osceola County Citizen Information Center hotline was activated Wednesday morning (08-28-19) for citizens with specific questions – or who need to speak with an Osceola County representative. That number is 407-742-0000

In preparation for potential severe weather conditions, Osceola County residents may fill and make sand bags beginning at 8 a.m. on Thursday 08-29-19.

As we wait to see the path of #Dorian, now is the time to review disaster preparations and #GetAPlan!


SANDBAG LOCATION:

Celebration Community Field Complex: 319 Campus Street in Celebration 34747

Hours of Operation:

Thursday (08-29-19): 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday (08-30-19): 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

 

 

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