A list of local resources and reminders available below.
As Floridians, we all know it’s never too early to start preparing for hurricanes. Being prepared allows us to be flexible with large storms that are known to shift unexpectedly.
In anticipation of a potentially busy hurricane season, we are encouraging residents, visitors, and business to prepare accordingly and take precautionary measures. We have assembled some information to help get this process started including suggested items for preparing your property, what to put in a storm preparedness kit, contact information for key organizations, and more.
PROTECTING YOUR PROPERTY
It’s important to take the appropriate precautions in and around your property. Make sure to walk your property and secure items that could potentially become a projectile in high wind (outdoor furniture, potted plants, toys, loose décor, etc.).
Lake Nona residents, if you see something that concerns you within your neighborhood, contact your local HOA manager.
You might already have a supply kit that covers food, water, and first aid, but don’t forget about pet care items, support for medical devices, and copies of important documents. And while we are still in the middle of a pandemic, it’s important to remember face masks, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant wipes.
Click here for a full emergency supply kit list from the Florida Division of Emergency Management.
Knowing what to eat during a power outage and what you should stock up on beforehand can be tricky, so we compiled a few ideas.
From cereal and shelf-stable milk to pre-made chili, click here for a grocery list and some meals and snack ideas.
You can store these phone numbers in your phone now that way they’re easily accessible if you need to call.
- Local Emergency Radio Station – 1650 AM
- Call to report a power outage to OUC – 407-423-9018
- Call City of Orlando Citizen Information Line – 407-246-HELP (4357) to report downed trees, flooding, traffic light outages, and other non-life-threatening damage.
- Orange County Non-emergency assistance – Call 311 for assistance with non-emergency flooding, debris, downed trees, traffic matters, road conditions and animal or neighborhood concerns and emergency medical services.
Make sure to follow these organizations on social media to stay updated on the latest information before, during, and after the storm:
Lake Nona Facebook
Lake Nona Twitter
City Of Orlando Facebook
City of Orlando Twitter
Orange County Facebook
Orange County Twitter
Orange County Public Schools Facebook
Orange County Public Schools Twitter
National Hurricane Center Facebook
National Hurricane Center Twitter
National Hurricane Center (Atlantic) Twitter