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Osceola County: Friday Evening Overview

Published on: Sep 8, 2017

Osceola County Emergency Operations is at Level 1: “full activation.” Below is a current status of operations:

Evacuations: Residents in low-lying areas or in modular and mobile homes are officially advised to evacuate to safer accommodations, including shelters or staying with family or friends.

Shelters: Osceola County opened three pet-friendly shelters on Friday. At 3 p.m., a Special Needs Shelter opened at the Barney Veal Center, 700 Generation Point, Kissimmee, FL 34744. As of 9 p.m., total shelter occupancy was 444 persons, as well as 44 dogs and 29 cats.

The pet-friendly shelters are:

·         Harmony High School, 3601 Arthur J Gallagher Boulevard, St Cloud, FL 34771

·         Kissimmee Middle School, 2410 Dyer Boulevard, Kissimmee, FL 34741

·         Liberty High School, 4250 Pleasant Hill Road, Kissimmee, FL 34746

Three more shelters are scheduled to open on Saturday at 8 a.m.

·         Celebration High, 1809 Celebration Boulevard, Kissimmee, FL 34747

·         Horizon Middle, 2020 Ham Brown Road, Kissimmee, FL 34746

·         Narcoossee Middle School, 2700 N. Narcoossee Road, St. Cloud, FL 34771

Residents are encouraged to frequently check for the most recent information.

Declaration of Emergency Extended: Thursday, the County Commission extended the local Declaration of Emergency through September 14, as a proactive way to provide access to emergency resources that may be necessary.

Sandbags: Self-service operations will continue tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. and will run until 6 p.m. – or until supplies last. Residents will need to bring their own bags and shovels. Approximately 206,000 sandbags have been distributed as of this evening. The distribution sites operated by Kissimmee and St. Cloud will not be operating tomorrow, but County residents may still fill their own bags at the following locations:

Road & Bridge Department 3850 Old Canoe Creek Road in Saint Cloud, 34769
Road & Bridge Department 1698 S. Hoagland Boulevard in Kissimmee, 34741
Poinciana Library 101 N. Doverplum Avenue in Poinciana, 34758
Archie Gordon Memorial Park (BVL) 420 Buenaventura Boulevard in Kissimmee, 34743
Kenansville Community Center 1178 S. Canoe Creek Road in Kenansville, 34739
Holopaw Community Center 8801 Community Center Road in Holopaw, 34773
Celebration Library 305 Campus Street in Celebration, 34747

Garbage: Due to Hurricane Irma there will be no curbside collection service in the county, Monday, September 11. Conditions permitting, collection will resume service Tuesday, September 12 and your normal collection day for household waste, recycling and yard waste will be delayed by one day all week. If you are a Monday customer, you will be serviced on Tuesday and so forth for the remainder of the week. Friday customers will be serviced on Saturday. Please have your containers curbside by 6 a.m. the day of service. Visit for continual updates.

Curfew: No curfews have been issued. 

Hurricane Prep: Residents are encouraged to continue preparing for Hurricane Irma and to monitor and assess updates from the National Hurricane Center.

Homeless: Osceola County is working with homeless service advocates to implement a coordinated effort to ensure individuals that are homeless have access to, and information on how to find safe shelter during the storm.

Water: Residents are reminded that the tap is an excellent source of clean water, which can be stored in containers for drinking and cooking. Bath tubs also are great for holding larger amounts of water for washing and flushing toilets.

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