Hurricane Irma – City of Orlando – Update #1
Thursday: City of Orlando to Offer Sandbags for Residents in Preparation of Hurricane Irma
September 5, 2017 – ORLANDO, FL – The City of Orlando’s Emergency Operations Center remains at the monitoring level and City departments are continuing to take precautionary measures for any potential impacts from hurricane Irma.
Although its path is still uncertain, the City wants to encourage residents, visitors and businesses to prepare for the storm, including assembling disaster kits, stocking up on supplies and reviewing disaster plans.
The City of Orlando will be giving away sandbags to help residents prepare for the potential impact of Hurricane Irma.
Residents must show proof of residence and will be given 10 bags per address.
Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday, September 8, 2017 from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
City of Orlando Streets and Stormwater Division
1010 Woods Avenue
Due to construction on West Gore Street, residents are advised to use the following routes to access Woods Avenue:
- Coming from the West: Take Orange Blossom Trail to Columbia Street. Head east on Columbia until you get Woods, then take a left to head north on Woods Avenue.
- Coming from the East: Take South Westmoreland Drive to Columbia Street. Head west on Columbia until you get Woods, then take a right to head north on Woods Avenue.
Residents should prepare an emergency kit, including water (one gallon of water per person per day), food (a three-day supply), medication, battery powered radio, batteries and any special items needed like medications. Items that would mostly likely be need during an evacuation should be kept an easy-to carry container.
For more information, suggested supplies and things to consider while preparing for a storm, visit www.cityoforlando.net.
Residents can also stay informed and get information from the City of Orlando through Social Media at:
o Spanish – www.facebook.com/ciudaddeorlando
· City of Orlando’s Twitter account: @citybeautiful
Additional updates and information on the City of Orlando Emergency Operations Emergency Status will be posted on the City’s website at: www.cityoforlando.net/status/.