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11/10/22 3 p.m. update
Orange County remains under a Local State of Emergency. The Town of Oakland has declared a local state of emergency.
As Nicole moves out of the area this afternoon, remember that hazards will remain. Avoid downed power lines and never walk or drive through flood waters. If your power is out, please operate your generator safely. For more information on watches and warnings, visit weather.gov/mlb.
Recycling and yard waste collection is suspended on Wednesday, Nov. 9. Curbside trash collection is expected to resume on Friday, Nov. 11.
Lakes and Boat Ramps
Orange County, Florida Government has issued a precautionary lake advisory due to Hurricane Nicole. Keep boats at idle speed and be cautious of submerged and floating structures. For more information, contact Lakes@ocfl.net.
Additionally, public boat ramps under the control of Orange County are currently closed. They will remain closed until Orange County Parks and Recreation Division conducts an evaluation of each ramp. For additional Environmental Protection updates, visit ocfl.net/Nicole.
Dispose of unwanted sandbags by emptying sand in your lawn or landscaping beds and throwing used bags in your regular trash. Keep unused bags for future incidents.
Oakland Avenue Charter School
The Oakland Avenue Charter School is 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
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.
Per Orange County: If you are on the road, you are urged to drive with caution. The County is still experiencing wind and rain. If you approach an intersection and see the traffic signal is not functioning normally, follow these rules: bit.ly/3fQ7GFY. Residents can report inoperable traffic lights by dialing 3-1-1 or 407-836-3111.
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.