Orange County opens sandbag distribution at 3 PM today

first_img TAGSHurricane IrmaOrange County Government Previous articleApopka Burglary ReportNext articleLake Apopka Wildlife Drive closing in preparation for Hurricane Irma Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Orange County – Hurricane Irma: Update #2Orange County, Fla. – Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs will host a 2 p.m. press briefing at Orange County administrative headquarters located at 201 South Rosalind Ave., Orlando, in room 105.  Orange County will begin distributing sandbags today, from 3 -7 p.m. at specific Public Works facilities. Sandbag distribution will take place again on Thursday and Friday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. while supplies last. Due to high demand, Orange County residents will need to present proof of residency. Residents may collect up to 10 sandbags per vehicle. For sandbag distribution locations, please visit  For information on Hurricane Irma, visit Zellwood and West Orange locations are closest for most Apopka residents. The Zellwood site is located at 3400 Golden Gem Road, and the West Orange site is located at 644 Beulah Road in Winter Garden.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.Orange County Government remains open for business and advises residents to ready their hurricane preparedness supply kit. For storm preparedness information, please visit 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, Alert is an emergency notification and information smartphone app that      provides critical information during times of emergency. Life-saving information      includes open shelter locations, water and ice distribution centers, evacuation routes, public service announcements and much moreOCFL News provides you with breaking news about Orange County Government in action. Stay informed of important information and emergency news releases through push notifications.OCFL 311 is a smartphone app that allows users to photograph, pinpoint and report any problem you may encounter before, during or after the storm. All of this can be done directly from your smartphone to Orange County’s 311 Service Center.OC ALERT is an alert system that allows Orange County Government to contact you via email or cell phone text message during an emergency affecting Orange County. Register free-of-charge for OCAlert, County will also be providing updates through social media.  Please follow us: Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more