In preparations for Hurricane Irma it is important to BE AWARE AND PREPARE for these hurricane weather conditions. Winter Park Housing Authority would like to share with you some important emergency information, along with tips provided by Orange County.
A great source for actions to take when you receive a hurricane watch or warning alert from the National Weather Service for your local area. It also provides tips on what to do before, during, and after a hurricane- Visit Ready.gov
Orange County Government is encouraging residents to prepare for Hurricane Irma and continues to monitor and assess updates from the National Hurricane Center. Orange County currently has 45,000 pre-filled sandbags and expects to distribute more than 70,000 to residents. For more information please visit www.ocfl.net/sandbags
Orange County has several tools that are available to residents during a tropical weather system. Download Orange County’s news and information apps free on Apple and Android devices, to receive emergency management communications and to stay informed before, during and after a storm, www.ocfl.net/apps
If you are in a need of a local shelter, below are a list of local shelters in Orange County.
- Apopka High School
- Corner Lake Middle School
- Timber Creek High School
- Odyssey Middle School
- Bithlo Community Park
- Barnett Park
Winter Park Housing Authority properties will continue to be open, tomorrow Friday, September 8 from 8 – 5 pm. Residents will be notified if the schedule changes, along with the scheduling for next week. If you are in need of medical attention – please dial 911.