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Posted on: November 8, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Tropical Storm Nicole

Tropical Storm Nicole

tropical Storm Nicole

11/8/22 5:30 p.m. update

A Flood Watch will be in effect starting Wednesday at 7 a.m. through Thursday at 1 p.m. Rainfall amounts of 4-6" with locally higher amounts of 8" along the coast and 2-4" across the interior will be possible. Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect for our area. Tropical Storm conditions could arrive as early as Wednesday morning along the coast. Orange County remains under a Local State of Emergency and is one of 34 counties in a Florida State of Emergency for Subtropical Storm Nicole.

Trash Collection

Recycling and yard waste collection will be suspended on Wednesday, Nov. 9. 


Sandbags are available inside Town Hall, 230 N. Tubb St. as limited supplies last. A maximum of three bags will be given for each Town address during normal business hours of 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The bag fill site at the intersection of Sadler and Cross is open and unmanned. Please bring your own shovel or trowel to fill your sandbags.

Oakland Avenue Charter School

The Oakland Avenue Charter School will be closed on Thursday and Friday so our students and staff can respond to the pending weather event. There will be no after-school care on Wednesday, which will be a normal early-release day. 

Orange County Schools

Based on the storm's forecast and potential impacts on Orange County, Wednesday, Nov. 9, will be a regular early dismissal day. All schools will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 10, and Friday, Nov. 11. All after-school extracurricular activities and extended day programs are canceled Wednesday through Friday. 

Sign up for Alerts and Notifications

Sign up to receive emergency alerts and severe weather warnings that could directly impact you and your family. The Town of Oakland is able to send you emergency alerts via text message, email, pager, or voice mail (in extreme cases), based on your preferences. Click on Civic Ready > Sign Up > Select "All Severe Weather Alert

For resources and information on storm preparedness and recovery, visit


  • Duke Energy outage map
  • Report outages:
    • By calling the outage reporting number at (800) 228-8485.
    • Visiting on a desktop computer or mobile device.
    • Texting OUT to 57801 (standard text and data charges may apply).
    • Using the Duke Energy mobile app – Download the Duke Energy App from a smartphone via Apple Store or Google Play.

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