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Osceola County Commission Declares Emergency

Osceola County Administration Building

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
  • At this time, there are no open shelters.
  • Sand bag distribution locations are listed below.
  • Special needs persons are urged to register at


Sand Bags