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Osceola County: Saturday Evening Overview

Published on: Sep 9, 2017

September 9, 2017

Hurricane Irma #12

Citizen Information Center


Osceola County: Saturday Evening Overview

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

Evacuations and Preparation: Residents should be in their final accommodations and prepared to ride out the storm by Sunday morning, when winds will be building. Please keep clear of roadways and stay indoors unless it is absolutely essential to be out. The current track of the storm puts Osceola at risk for tornadoes spawned by Irma by midday Sunday.

Curfew: No curfews have been issued by Osceola County at this time. 

Shelters: Osceola County opened three pet-friendly shelters and a special needs shelter on Friday. Shelter occupancy was at more than 1,500 with a capacity of approximately 4,000 for the shelters that are currently open. The shelter at Liberty High School reached capacity at 2:45 p.m. this afternoon. Residents who need a pet-friendly shelter should go to Harmony High. As of 9 p.m., total shelter occupancy was 2,118 persons, as well as 177 dogs and 51 cats.

The pet-friendly shelter with available space is:

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

Other shelters with available space are:

  • Celebration High School, 1809 Celebration Boulevard, Kissimmee, FL 34747
  • Horizon Middle School, 2020 Ham Brown Road, Kissimmee, FL 34746
  • Narcoossee Middle School, 2700 N. Narcoossee Road, St. Cloud, FL 34771
  • St. Cloud High School, 2000 Bulldog Lane, St. Cloud, FL 34769.

The special needs shelter is located at the Barney Veal Center, 700 Generation Point, Kissimmee, FL 34744

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: Sandbag operations have concluded, with a total distribution over the course of the event at approximately a quarter million bags of sand.

Garbage: Due to Hurricane Irma there will be no curbside collection service in the county, Monday, September 11.

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.

Communication Tools: Osceola County is providing timely updates through social media.  Please follow us:

To speak with an Osceola County representative regarding Hurricane Irma, call the Citizen Information Center at 407-742-0000.