September 14, 2017 – ORLANDO, FL – Today, Thursday, September 14, the City’s Emergency Operations Center continues to operate at a Level 2 Partial Activation.
STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO HOMES AND BUSINESSES:
- Nearly 700 reports of structural and electrical damage to homes or businesses.
- Yesterday, September 13th, Mayor Buddy Dyer issued an Executive Order to waive permit fees for hurricane related damage to assist residents and businesses with making emergency property repairs as promptly as possible.
- To date, the City has waived fees on 16 permits, totaling $934 in waived fees.
- Residents and businesses who have sustained hurricane damage should report this and start the repair process by calling the Citizen Information Line at 407.246.HELP(4357) and ask for an inspection of their property.
The City has added information to the website (cityoforlando.net) for residents to contact their federal elected officials (Members of the the U.S. House of Representatives and/or U.S. Senate) regarding problems they may be experiencing regarding Hurricane Irma, such as obtaining Individual FEMA Disaster Assistance or Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Assistance.
Individuals can also register with FEMA by:
- Applying online at disasterassistance.gov.
- Calling 1.800.621.3362.
- For those who have speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, should call 1.800.462.7585 directly.
- For those who use 711 or video relay service (VRS), call 1.800.621.3362.
- 66 intersections reported as damaged or without power.
- Residents are reminded that an intersection with a broken signal should be treated as a four-way stop.
- 388 trees down and blocking streets
- 79 involve power lines, which we are working with OUC to address
- 50% of city roadways with tree blockage have been cleared
NO NEW UPDATES SINCE 9/13 @ 5 PM
NEIGHBORHOOD CENTERS AVAILABLE FOR CHILDCARE:
- 8 Neighborhood Centers are open for free child care on Friday, September 15 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Callahan Center
- Citrus Square
- College Park
- Ivey Lane
- Jackson Center
- Dr. Smith Center
- Parents must bring a lunch and snacks for their kids.
COMMUNITY CENTER UPDATE:
- All recreation and neighborhood centers are open except – Colonialtown, Reeves Terrace and Dover Shores which, do not have power.
- All parks open for normal operating hours
- 4 closed due to on-going cleanup efforts
- Wadeview Park
- Langford Park
- Dickson Azalea Park
- Dartmouth Park
- Public Park Restrooms
- 2 open:
- Park of Americas, Lake Eola
- Some restrooms at Bill Frederick Park
- All other public park restrooms are closed
- Decisions to open other restrooms will be on an individual basis as conditions allow.
- 2 open:
- All 3 off-leash dog areas are open:
- Park of Americas
- Lake Druid
- Constitution Green
- The City urges everyone to be cautious and take note of on-going cleanup efforts.
- Residents are reminded to NOT dump debris in any park.
- If anyone notices an unsafe condition in a park, please call the Parks Division at 4072462283 or the Facilities Hotline at: 407.246.3860.
- Leu Gardens is expected to be closed for at least week due to extensive damage to the grounds. Please contact Leu Gardens at 407.246.2620 regarding scheduled events.
Residents can continue to get updates from the City on Hurricane Irma recovery from the City of Orlando through Social Media at:
- City of Orlando Facebook page: facebook.com/cityoforlando
- Spanish – facebook.com/ciudaddeorlando
- City of Orlando Twitter account: @citybeautiful
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