Orange County Shelter Information

In anticipation of Hurricane Ian, ​​Orange County 's Emergency Operations Center announced that the following shelters for the general population will be open and fully staffed on Wednesday. Times show when the shelter will be open and if it allows pets.  For residents who require a Special Needs/Medical Shelter please call 311.  Visit the county's shelter page for information about what you can bring with you and about more shelter openings.

  • Apopka High School opens at 8 a.m.  (pet friendly)

  • Ocoee High School opens at 12 p.m. (no pets)

  • Dr. Phillips High School opens at 12 p.m. (no pets)

  • Oak Ridge High School opens at 12 p.m. (pet friendly)

  • Timber Creek High School opens at 12 p.m. (pet friendly)

Ocoee Sandbag Information

Ocoee will open a self-serve sandbag distribution site on Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at its Public Works Department, 301 North Maguire Road.  People must show a valid ID or  city utility bill for proof of residency. Each household will be provided 10 empty sandbags that residents must fill themselves. Tools can be provided but residents are encouraged to bring their own shovel or trowel. Household trash, yard waste and recycle collection services will continue as normal for the time being.

"Tax Payer Protest"

A Cartoon by Stephen Withers,  September 25, 2022       

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