Osceola County Update: Sunday, August 2, 2020
Published on: Aug 2, 2020
Osceola County, Florida -- The Osceola County Office of Emergency Management is actively monitoring Tropical Storm Isaias. The impact to Osceola County is expected to be minimal, with gusty winds and 0.5 to 2 inches of rain. For the latest weather updates, including storm tracking and forecasts, please visit and follow US National Weather Service Melbourne Florida at https://www.weather.gov/mlb/ and the National Hurricane Center at https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/.
- For residents of unincorporated Osceola County, curbside garbage and recycling collection will continue as normally scheduled on Monday.
- Osceola County’s public works department continues to proactively monitor and assess stormwater systems in anticipation of rainfall across the County.
- Based on the current forecast, the EOC will close for TS Isaias response at 3 p.m. today -- and continue activities related to COVID-19.
- After the storm, tree limbs may be taken to the following locations:
Bass Road Yard Waste Processing Site
750 S. Bass Road
Hours: M-F; 7 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
2701 Peghorn Way
St. Cloud, FL
Hours: M-F; 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sat. 7 a.m. - Noon
Please call the JED landfill at 407-891-3720 to determine if yard waste is accepted.
- Heavy rains can lead to an increase in mosquitoes. Public health authorities urge the public to remain diligent in their personal mosquito protection efforts. These should include the “5 D’s” for prevention:
Dusk and Dawn – Avoid being outdoors when mosquitoes are seeking blood. For many species, this is during the dusk and dawn hours.
Dress – Wear clothing that covers most of your skin.
DEET – When the potential exists for exposure to mosquitoes, repellents containing DEET N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide, or N,N-diethyl-3-methylbenzamide are recommended. Picaridin and oil of lemon eucalyptus are other repellent options.
Drainage – Check around your home to rid the area of standing water, which is where mosquitoes can lay their eggs. Elimination of breeding sites is one of the keys to prevention. Turn over or remove empty plastic pots. Pick up all beverage containers and cups. Check tarps on boats or other equipment that may collect water. Replace water in birdbaths and pet or other animal feeding dishes at least once a week. Change water in plant trays, including hanging plants, at least once a week. Remove vegetation or blockages in drainage ditches that prevent the flow of water. Clean out eaves, troughs and gutters. Remove old tires or drill holes in those used in playgrounds to drain.
- As the Atlantic hurricane season continues through November, Osceola County residents should review their disaster preparations and #GetAPlan! To prepare a plan for your family and/or business, including how to stay safe during a hurricane or tropical storm, please visit Florida’s Disaster Preparedness site at https://bit.ly/323mpkg
The Osceola County Office of Emergency Management provides resources on its web site, https://readyosceola.org
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://alertosceola.org