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Response

Evacuation

Flooding evacuation routes are available on the Community Safety Center site beneath "My Safety" at http://mysafety.osceola.org/. Click on "Flood Threat Information" to find the Evacuation Routes Map. You can also visit the page directly by clicking on this link.

Please contact the Office Of Emergency Management staff for questions at 407-742-9000.

Terrorism

The United States Code of Federal Regulation defines terrorism as:

"... the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives" (28 C.F.R. Section 0.85)."

Given this definition, Osceola County is subject to acts of terrorism, domestic or foreign. Any terrorist act upon the county is capable of deleterious consequences which may reach far beyond the county’s political boundaries.

As the social and economic effects would be far reaching, Emergency Management encourages everyone to remain alert and aware of your surroundings at all time and report any suspicious activity to the nearest law enforcement agency. If you are uncertain of your appropriate law enforcement agency, please call the Sheriff's Office at 407-348-1100

Weather

Osceola County is a Storm Ready Community and is subjected to a variety of weather threats. Included are severe thunderstorms, hail, high winds, tornadoes and hurricanes. In an effort to ensure all citizens of the county are aware, Emergency Management recommends the use of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio.

Actually, the name weather radio is a misnomer as the device is used for notifying the population of a wide variety of hazards including weather. For complete details click here to learn about the benefits of the NOAA All Hazards Radio.

The Weather Service Field Office for Osceola County is located in Melbourne, Florida and provides a wide array of forecast products. These products are available on the website located at: NWS-Melbourne

Osceola County Supports Skywarn. Skywarn is a group of trained weather spotters who activate during threatening weather conditions. They bring ground-truth weather information to assist in the interpretation of instrument indicated conditions. For more information on Skywarn, click here.