Seminole County Hurricane Irma 9/8 Update

Posted on: 9/8/2017 3:58:50 PM

Seminole County, Fla. Seminole County Office of Emergency Management will be fully activated at level one tomorrow, September 8th. Residents are encouraged to visit PrepareSeminole.org for storm preparedness information or call the citizens information line at 407-665-0000. For storm-related inquiries specific to Seminole County businesses, please call the business hotline: 407-665-1839.

Shelters:
A host shelter specifically designated for evacuees will open at 5pm today, September 8, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Emergency Management is anticipated to open seven shelters midday tomorrow. Three of these will be designated for those with special needs, one of which is pet friendly. Four general population shelters will open, one of which is pet friendly. For a complete list of shelter locations and times of operation, please visit www.prepareseminole.org.  

BENTLEY ELEMENTARY: Special Needs/Pet Friendly
HIGHLANDS ELEMENTARY: Special Needs
LAKE MARY HIGH: General Population
LAWTON CHILES MIDDLE SCHOOL: General Population
LAYER ELEMENTARY: Special Needs
LYMAN HIGH: General Population/Pet Friendly
MIDWAY ELEMENTARY: General Population

Updated Closures:
Seminole County Landfill: Closing at noon on Saturday, September 9.

Mandatory and Voluntary Evacuations:
Seminole County will activate a mandatory evacuation tomorrow, September 9, at noon for mobile and manufactured homes. A voluntary evacuation for low-lying areas will also activate tomorrow at noon.

Sandbag Operations:
County Sandbag Operations
*All three County distribution locations continue to supply sand bags. However, once a location no longer has bags, the location will remain open so that residents can bring their own bags to fill with the remaining sand. Please note: This is only for the three Seminole County sandbag distribution areas.
 
City Sandbag Operations
Casselberry
*CLOSED
Lake Mary
*CLOSING Friday at 5pm and CLOSED Saturday
Oviedo
*CLOSING 6:30 pm and CLOSED Saturday
Sanford
*CLOSING Saturday at 5 pm
Winter Springs
*CLOSED

The next Seminole County Emergency Management press briefing is scheduled for Saturday, September 9, at 2:00pm in the Public Safety Building, 1st Floor (150 Eslinger Way, Sanford, FL, 32773).

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Media Contact:
County Manager's Office
1101 East First Street
Sanford, FL 32771
Phone: (407) 665-7212
Fax: (407) 665-7958
 
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