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Posted on: August 28, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Hurricane Idalia Update

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Hurricane Idalia

Update: 8/30/23 2:25 p.m.

Town Operations

  • Town Hall will be open Thursday, August 31 operating under normal business hours. 
  • The Oakland Nature Preserve will be open Thursday, August 31 operating under normal business hours. 
  • The Healthy West Orange Arts & Heritage Center will be open Thursday, August 31 operating under normal business hours. 

Oakland Avenue Charter School

The Oakland Avenue Charter School will be open for staff and students on Thursday, August 31. 

Orange County Public Schools

OCPS is assessing all locations and will make an announcement later today, August 30. 

Trash Collection

Trash collection will resume on Friday, September 1, following the normal schedule.


Please consider saving and storing your sandbags for future use. If you decide to dispose, empty the sand in low areas of your lawn before disposal. 

Traffic Lights

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: Residents can report inoperable traffic lights by dialing 3-1-1 or 407-836-3111.

  • Light Out: Treat like a 4-way stop
  • Flashing Red: Treat like a stop sign
  • Flashing Yellow: Slow down and use extreme caution


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.

Water and Sewer

  • Oakland Public Works (407)656-0117 ext. 2302
  • Afterhours emergencies (407)427-8835

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 the Orange County Emergency Information site at:

State of Emergency

On August 29, 2023, the Honorable Ron DeSantis, Governor of the State of Florida, issued Executive Order 23-175 declaring a State of Emergency in the County of Orange, State of Florida due to Hurricane Idalia. As a result, Town of Oakland Mayor Kathy Stark signed a Proclamation issuing a Local State of Emergency on Tuesday, August 29, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. View the Governor's Executive Order.  

Weather Resources

Emergency Management

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