tropical Storm Nicole
11/9/22 9 a.m. update
Tropical Storm Nicole is expected to continue strengthening into a Category 1 Hurricane as it approaches Florida, making landfall along the Treasure Coast late tonight. Rainfall amounts of 4-6" are expected with winds of 45-55 mph sustained and gusts up to 75 mph in Orange County. A Flood Watch is in effect through Thursday at 1 p.m. Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect for our area. 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. The Town of Oakland has declared a local state of emergency.
Town Hall will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 10 due to the storm and on Friday, Nov. 11 for Veterans Day.
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.
As of Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 7 a.m., the following shelters in Orange County will be available for residents seeking shelter from Tropical Storm Nicole. All shelters are pet friendly.
- South Econ Recreation Center/South Econ Community Park
- 3850 S Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando, FL 32829
- West Orange Recreation Center
- 309 SW Crown Point Rd, Winter Garden, FL 34787
- For Orange County residents requiring a Special Needs/Medical Shelter please call 3-1-1.
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 www.ocfl.net/storm.
- Duke Energy outage map
- Report outages:
- By calling the outage reporting number at (800) 228-8485.
- Visiting duke-energy.com 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.