- the damage from this storm appears to be far greater than what Orange County experienced from Charley in 2004.
- The mandatory curfew remains in effect through 6 p.m. (Sunday) Crews are still assessing damage on the roads, downed power lines and traffic lights. This curfew does not apply to emergency responders, employees at hospital and health care facilities and critical staff for businesses that provide essential commodities and services. Patience is needed to ensure the removal of debris, the safety of first responders and recovery crews.
- The Orange County Emergency Operations Center is activated at a Level 1.
- In Orange County, 18 shelters remain open. About, 4,300 individuals, along with 200 pets took refuge in these shelters. Overnight, several shelters experienced intermittent power disruptions.
- Orange County is experiencing widespread power outages. As of 8 a.m. on Monday, nearly 300,000 homes without power in Orange County. Due to power outages from Hurricane Irma, Orange County Utilities is also experiencing widespread outages of wastewater pump stations.
- Orange County asks residents to minimize their water use for activities such as toilet flushing, bathing, washing dishes or laundry. If residents have filled bathtubs with water in preparation for the storm, please wait to drain this water for at least one day or until power service is restored in your area.
- Orange County’s 3-1-1 line has a language line with a translator option. Residents with questions and concerns can call 3-1-1 for assistance.
- If you were supposed to put out your trash yesterday (Monday) make sure to put it out today (Tuesday)
- Orange County Library System will be closed Tuesday, September 12 due to weather conditions. We will post on FB when we plan to reopen.
- OCPS schools are closed on Tuesday. A decision about Wednesday will be made on Tuesday afternoon.
- City administrative offices will open for business at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12.
- The city cleared 300 streets on Monday. Storm debris collection will resume Tuesday. Monday collections will be made on Thursday.
- Students who live on campus are now able to return to their residence halls.
They will need to enter campus via University Blvd., and they should be prepared to show their student IDs.
- UCF: UCF athletic officials said Monday that the Knights’ game against Georgia Tech scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 16, has also been canceled due to the hundreds of National Guard members that will be staging Irma recovery efforts out of Spectrum Stadium. Officials said anyone with tickets to the came, including season ticket holders, can call the athletics department at 407-823-1000 for information about attending a different game.
- Rollins: Classes will resume on Monday, Sept. 18. We ask that students return on Saturday and Sunday. If you are unable to make travel arrangements and arrive earlier than those days, we will certainly accommodate you. Staff, including faculty, should report to campus Thursday. Please check with your supervisor if you are unsure if you are essential staff and need to return to campus earlier than Thursday.
- Full Sail: Full Sail campus will remain closed through Monday, September 11 and Tuesday, September 12
- We will be open tomorrow morning at 6:30am. Our airfield will be ready to accept air service.
- LYNX will be providing limited hourly service on select routes at 6p today.
- Service has been temporarily suspended. We are assessing the damage along the corridor and will provide updates as soon as possible.
- Parks will remain closed today, Monday 9/11. We will re-open tomorrow after a complete walkthrough.
- After assessment, limited commercial service resuming on Tues., 9/12. Contact your airline on flight status. Update: http://bit.ly/2w2kwJd
UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT
- We are hard at work inside our parks and we can confirm an on-time opening for Tuesday, September 12 at 9:00 AM for Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay.
- Closed Tuesday, Sept. 12, for additional clean-up.
- All Orlando Health facilities will return to normal operations tomorrow, Tuesday, September 12.
- Walt Disney World’s Theme Parks and Disney Springs will reopen on Tuesday, September 12 with normal, advertised operating hours. Special events, such as Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, will also take place.
- Water Parks will remain closed tomorrow and will reopen later this week.
Confirming the College will be closed through Thursday. Atlas and Website remain down.
– We’re experiencing widespread outages and there is no need to report your outage at this time.
– We want to urge safety now more than ever. Call 1-800-OUTAGE (1-800-468-8243) immediately to report downed power lines.
We anticipate being able to provide a system-wide estimated time of restoration on Tuesday, September 12. It is unclear at this time when we will be able to provide individual times of restoration. Please keep in mind you only need to report your outage once.