Osceola County Commission Declares Emergency
Published on: Aug 28, 2019
Updated: additional sandbag location in BVL
Osceola County, Florida — Osceola County prepares for Hurricane Dorian. A Declaration of Emergency was made by the Board of County Commissioners during a special meeting today (08-28-19) at 3 p.m. (Resolution #19-154R attached).
According to the National Weather Service in Melbourne:
- Hurricane Dorian could potentially be a category 3 hurricane by the time it may make a landfall in Florida.
- It is too early to forecast any specific storm-related impacts for east Central Florida.
- Probabilities for Tropical Storm Wind speeds (39 mph or greater) continue to increase for the weekend.
Based on the current forecast, Osceola County Emergency Management is taking the following actions:
- The Citizens Information Center is currently partially staffed and able to receive calls related to Dorian (407-742-0000) and will open Thursday at 8 a.m until 6 p.m.
- There are currently no government closings planned.
- The EOC is currently at a Level 3 (monitoring) but plans to elevate to a Level 2 tomorrow at noon.
- To receive real-time updates via phone, text or email simply text the word AlertOsceola to 888777 on your mobile device or online at https://bit.ly/328NyCG.
- At this time, there are no open shelters.
- Sand bag distribution locations are listed below.
- Special needs persons are urged to register at https://www.osceola.org/agencies-departments/emergency-management/shelters/special-needs-program.stml