FROM THE OSCEOLA COUNTY JOINT INFORMATION CENTER (JIC)
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
OSCEOLA COUNTY UPDATE FOR HURRICANE IAN: TUESDAY
Osceola County, Florida – Due to high risk of flooding and high winds caused by the approach of Hurricane Ian, Osceola County is advising that all required preparations be completed by tonight.
As of 2 p.m. today, Osceola County’s three general population shelters opened at the following schools:
- Celebration High School – 1809 Celebration Blvd., Celebration
- Kissimmee Middle School (Pet-Friendly) – 2410 Dyer Blvd., Kissimmee
- Harmony High School – 3601 Arthur J Gallagher Blvd., St Cloud
- Opening tomorrow at 8 a.m.:
- Narcoossee Middle School – 2700 N Narcoossee Rd, St. Cloud
- Liberty High School (Pet-Friendly) – 4250 Pleasant Hill Rd, Kissimmee
The Osceola County Special Needs Shelter also opened today at 2 p.m. at the Council on Aging (700 Generation Pt, Kissimmee). Please remember that individuals staying at the special needs shelter should bring medicine and other vital supplies including oxygen or other electrical medical devices. For more information, please call the Osceola County Special Needs hotline at 407-742-9001.
Deputies will be safeguarding shelters. Of note, sex offenders will have shelter in a different location than all residents. Sex offenders can seek shelter at Osceola County Courthouse at 2 Courthouse Sq, Kissimmee. Sex offenders can register at that site with an ID.
Sandbag operations at Osceola Heritage Park will be suspended tonight at 6 p.m. More than 215,000 sandbags have been filled at Osceola Heritage Park in the last three days.
- The Osceola County Administration building will be closed through Thursday. It will reopen Friday, weather permitting.
- All community centers and parks will be closed through Friday.
Emergency Response Operations
- ALL police, fire, EMS and Sheriff Deputies will not respond once sustain winds reach 45 miles per hour or greater.
- If you are concerned about the structure of your home, please seek shelter before noon tomorrow.
Per Waste Management, service will continue as schedule for unincorporated Osceola County tomorrow, Wednesday, September 28th. Service will be suspended Thursday, September 29th.
City of Kissimmee
- City of Kissimmee administrative offices will be closed to the public on Wednesday, September 28 and Thursday, September 29.
- All public parks, community centers, and recreational facilities within City limits are closed until further notice.
- The City’s Red-Light Camera Court scheduled for Wednesday, September 28, has been postponed until further notice.
- Solid Waste services for Kissimmee residents is suspended for Thursday, September 29 and Friday, September 30.
City of St. Cloud
- City offices will be closed tomorrow and Thursday.
- The St. Cloud Transfer Station will be closed tomorrow and Thursday.
- Trash pickup has been suspended for the rest of the work week.
Osceola Sheriff’s Office
- Offices closed until further notice. Emergency response and 911 will still be available. Please visit Facebook for updates.
- Storms/Hurricanes bring an opportunity for looting; if you suspect stolen goods, please report it by calling our office, the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, at 1 (800) 423-8477 or using our Online Reporting at https://sheriff-forms.osceolasheriff.org/Forms/Coplogic.
All Osceola District public schools will be closed for the remainder of the week. Parents and community residents are encouraged to monitor the district’s website at www.osceolaschools.net and social media pages for any further school district updates.
- The Citizen Information Center hotline (407-742-0000) will be available 24 hours as the storm impacts move through our area. Residents should stay informed by monitoring weather reports and by receiving emergency phone alerts through Osceola’s free AlertOsceola service, by texting the word “alertosceola” to 888777. For more resources, please visit readyosceola.org, Osceola.org, Facebook or Twitter.
- NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from the nearest National Weather Service office. NWR broadcasts official Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Program your NWR SAME receiver to 012097 for Osceola information.
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