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  • 13 Sep 2017 2:52 PM | Anonymous

    Lake Advisory Issued for Hurricane Irma

    As a reminder, The City of Orlando has issued a Lake Advisory for all lakes for the duration of Hurricane Irma and directly afterwards. Due to the storm, there is a high potential for water contamination, sewer overflows, active wildlife and other safety concerns. Take extreme caution around all waterways during this time. As a safety precaution, the City is advising that water contact activities in City of Orlando lakes cease until further notice. We encourage our residents to sign up for lake alerts to stay informed and connected to information about our waterways. http://www.cityoforlando.net/streets-stormwater/lake-alert-sign-up/


  • 13 Sep 2017 2:52 PM | Anonymous
    City of Orlando - LAKE ALERT for Lake Formosa

    September 12, 2017

    CITY OF ORLANDO - LAKE ALERT FOR LAKE FORMOSA

    To address citizen concerns related to water quality, the Stormwater Section has developed a public information system, "Lake Alert," to provide seasonal and localized warnings (and updates) for City of Orlando lakes. An announcement has been provided below regarding the lake(s) where water quality has been a concern.

    Type of water quality concern: Possible elevated fecal coliform counts due to a sanitary sewer overflow from private lift station

    Location: S Lake Formosa Avenue, near the intersection of Haven Drive

    Cause:  Pump failure from a private sanitary lift station. Discharge amount in street and stormwater system = 15,000 gallons of sanitary waste

    City Response:  City Water Reclamation staff assisted with stopping the overflow by closing valves at various locations on private property. The City also assisted by removing the lift station contents so that immediate repairs could be made by the contractor in a timely manner. Cleanup of the impacted area is scheduled to occur tomorrow by a private contractor. Warning Signs were placed on the bike path bridge, shoreline of Mennello Museum of American Art and Lake Rowena Park.

    As a health precaution, the City is advising that water contact activities cease until further notice, including irrigation. City Stormwater personnel will collect bacteria samples on a routine basis. Once bacteria counts drop to acceptable State Water Quality Standards, the Lake Alert Hotline number and the City's Lake Alert website will be updated.

    Public Notification – Please continue to call the Lake Alert number, 407.246.2220, for the most up-to-date information regarding your lake. During weekdays, the City's Lake Alert website, www.cityoforlando.net/lakealert will also have the latest information.

  • 13 Sep 2017 2:51 PM | Anonymous

    September 13, 2017 – ORLANDO, FL – The City of Orlando would like to share some important information as Hurricane Irma storm recovery continues. 

    WATER CONSERVATION NEEDED:  

    The City of Orlando’s water reclamation system is working overtime and experiencing high water flow due to Hurricane Irma.  

    Because of this, the City is urging residents and businesses to minimize water use at home and offices to reduce the risk of sewer system backups.  

    This includes the use of dishwashers, sinks, washing machines, showers, and toilets.  

    DEBRIS CLEANUP:  

    City contractors have started removing debris from roadways and public right-of-ways to ensure the safety of vehicle and pedestrian traffic. This process is expected to take several days to complete.   

    Debris pickup for residential and commercial yard debris is expected to begin next week. Due to the large amount of debris, we ask residents to please be patient as cleanup crews cycle throughout the City to pick up yard debris.   

    Debris should be placed at the curb and not in the streets or blocking sidewalks.  Items placed in the street can block access for solid waste trucks and clog storm drains.  

    It is very helpful if customers can separate vegetative debris (tree limbs and yard waste) from building/construction materials (fencing, drywall and shingles).   

    DROP OFF SITES: 

    Orange County has opened several sites for debris drop off.  City of Orlando residents may bring only vegetative (trees/yard waste) debris to one of these 10 locations daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Residents will need to provide proof of Orange County address to gain access.  

    Debris drop-off sites are:  

    • Barnett Park - 4801 West Colonial Drive  

    • Conway Water Treatment Plant - 3590 Manatee Street  

    • Cypress Grove Park - 290 Holden Avenue 

    • Fort Christmas Park -1300 Fort Christmas Road  

    • Harrell Road - 8503 Trevarthon Road 

    • Meadowoods Park - 1751 Rhode Island Woods Circle 

    • NW Water Treatment Plant - 701 West McCormick Road 

    • Rose Place Park - 8200 Old Winter Garden Road 

    • Across from Eastern Regional Park - 3800 South Econlockhatchee Trail 

    • West Beach Park Addition - 9227 Winter Garden Vineland Road 

    OTHER UPDATES INCLUDE: 

    TREES: 

    • 370 trees down and blocking streets 

    • 70 involve power lines, which we are working with OUC to address 

    • 45% of city roadways with tree blockage have been cleared 

    STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO HOMES AND BUSINESSES: 

    • Over 500 reports of structural and electrical damage to homes or businesses. 

    • It’s important that this type of damage be reported to the Citizen Information Line (407.246.HELP) so that a City inspector can assess the damage and the City has proper documentation of the damage. 

    TRANSPORTATION UPDATE: 

    • 162 intersections reported as damaged or without power.  

    • 78 of these signals are damaged 

    • Residents are reminded that an intersection with a broken signal should be treated as a four-way stop. 

    NEIGHBORHOOD CENTERS AVAILABLE FOR CHILDCARE

    • 8 Neighborhood Centers are open for child care from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

    • Callahan Center 

    • Citrus Square 

    • College Park 

    • Ivey Lane 

    • Jackson Center 

    • Rosemont 

    • Dr. Smith Center 

    • Wadeview 

    • Parents must bring a lunch and snacks for their kids. 

    • Recreation and community centers not listed here will be closed until power is restored. 

    PARKS: 

    • Parks: 

    • All parks open for normal operating hours 

    • 3 closed due to on-going cleanup efforts 

    • Wadeview Park 

    • Langford Park 

    • Dickson Azalea Park 

    • Closed Public Park Restrooms 

    • 2 open: 

    • Park of Americas, Lake Eola 

    • Some restrooms at Bill Frederick Park 

    • All other public park restrooms are closed 

    • Decisions to open other restrooms will be on an individual basis as conditions allow. 

    • All 3 off-leash dog areas are open:  

    • Park of Americas 

    • Lake Druid 

    • Constitution Green  

    • The City urges everyone to be cautious and take note of on-going cleanup efforts.  If anyone notices an unsafe condition in a park, please call the Parks Division at 407-246-2283 or the Facilities Hotline at: 407-246-3860. 

    • Leu Gardens is expected to be closed for at least week due to extensive damage to the grounds. Please contact Leu Gardens at 407.246.2620 regarding scheduled events. 

    CITY OPERATIONS: 

    • Wednesday, September 13  - City of Orlando offices and services have resumed normal hours of operation 

    • The City’s Emergency Operations Center remains at a Level 1 Full Activation. 

    REPORT INFORMATION & REQUEST ASSISTANCE: 

    Citizen Information Line  

    • Open today, Wednesday, September 13 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

    • Residents should call 407.246.HELP (4357) to report damage, downed trees, traffic lights that are out and get information. 

    • 1,447 calls received to date 

    • 800 calls from City of Orlando residents 

    STAY INFORMED: 

    Residents can continue to get updates from the City on Hurricane Irma recovery from the City of Orlando through Social Media at: 

    • City of Orlando Twitter account: @citybeautiful 

    Additional updates and information on the City of Orlando Emergency Operations Emergency Status will be posted on the City’s website at: cityoforlando.net. 


  • 08 Sep 2017 11:05 AM | Anonymous

    Hurricane Irma Update

    As you continue to get prepared for Hurricane Irma, the City of Orlando wants to help you stay informed. 


    Solid Waste The City will suspend residential garbage, recycling and yard waste pick up starting Sunday, September 10 through Monday, September 11. 


    Following Hurricane Irma, depending on weather and road conditions, the City will work to pick up missed garbage and recycling collections on Wednesday. We will continue to provide updates throughout the storm on garbage and recycling schedules. 


    The City is asking residents to help us prevent flooding by not placing tree trimmings or any type of loose waste or yard debris at their curb. During a severe weather event, these items can clog storm drains which may result in flooding of property and/or the street. 


    Sandbag Distribution The City of Orlando will be distributing sandbags Friday, September 8. Residents must arrive at one of the sandbag locations by 4:45 p.m. We have a limited supply of bags so if you have your own bags to fill (40-pound capacity), please bring them with you. Shovels are provided, but please bring a passenger to help fill the bags so more residents can be served.

    Residents must show proof of residence and will be given 10 bags per address. Locations for sandbag distribution are as follows – • Camping World Stadium, access is off Tampa Avenue • City of Orlando Streets and Stormwater Division, 1010 Woods Avenue Parking 


    Garage Fees Waived The City will waive parking fees for the following parking garages beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 9, for any resident who would like to park a car in a covered garage. 

    • Central Blvd Garage (53 West Central Boulevard) 

    • Jefferson Garage (62 West Jefferson Street) • Orange County Administration Garage (300 Liberty Avenue) 

    • Library Garage (112 East Central Boulevard) 

    • Centroplex 1 (441 Revere Street) 

    All cars should be removed by 8 a.m. Tuesday, September 12, dependent on weather and road conditions. 


    Recreation and Community Center Closures All City of Orlando Community Centers, Recreation Centers and Pools will close Friday, September 8 at 5 p.m. and remain closed through Monday, September 11. 


    Additionally all sporting and event activities and scheduled programs have been canceled at the City’s Recreation Centers, Community Centers, Parks and Recreation Facilities starting Saturday, September 9 through Monday, September 11. 


    City Operations City of Orlando services will remain open on Friday, September 8 and operate normal business hours. 


    The City of Orlando’s non-essential offices and services, including City Hall, will close Monday, September 11. 


    Stay Informed For updates on City services and resources, visit www.cityoforlando.net/status


    To get tips on hurricane preparedness, visit www.cityoforlando.net/emergency/prepared/ 


    You can also stay informed and get information from the City of Orlando through social media on: City of Orlando’s 

    Facebook page: www.facebook.com/cityoforlando 

    Spanish – www.facebook.com/ciudaddeorlando 

    City of Orlando’s Twitter account: www.twitter.com/citybeautiful


  • 08 Sep 2017 10:18 AM | Anonymous

    Garage Parking Available During Hurricane Irma


    Posted date: September 07, 2017


    The City of Orlando will waive parking fees for the following Downtown parking garages beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 9, for any resident who would like to park a car in a covered garage.  All cars should be removed by 8 a.m. Tuesday, September 12, dependent on weather and road conditions.


    Central Boulevard Garage

    53 West Central Boulevard

    Orlando, FL 32801


    Jefferson Street Garage

    62 West Jefferson Street

    Orlando, FL 32801


    Orange County Administration Garage

    300 Liberty Avenue

    Orlando, FL 32801


    Library Garage

    112 E. Central Boulevard

    Orlando, FL 32801


    Centroplex 1

    441 Revere Street

    Orlando, FL 32801


    All cars should be removed by 8 a.m. Tuesday, September 12, dependent on weather and road conditions.


  • 08 Sep 2017 10:01 AM | Anonymous

    September 8, 2017 - Lake Advisory Issued for Hurricane Irma

    To address citizen concerns related to water quality, the Stormwater Section has developed a public information system, "Lake Alert," to provide seasonal and localized warnings (and updates) for City of Orlando lakes. An announcement has been provided below regarding the lake(s) where water quality has been a concern.

    The City of Orlando has issued a Lake Advisory for all lakes for the duration of Hurricane Irma and directly afterwards.  Due to the storm, there is a high potential for water contamination, sewer overflows, active wildlife and other safety concerns.  Take extreme caution around all waterways during this time.

    For more information on Hurricane Irma, visit  www.cityoforlando.net/status/

  • 18 Apr 2017 3:58 PM | Anonymous

    A note we received from the I4 Ultimate team.




    Hello,

    My name is Lisa and I’m with the Florida Department of Transportation’s I-4 Ultimate project. Thank you for your patience and continued support of the I-4 Ultimate project. We’re reaching out to you today to inform you of new nighttime closures in your area.

    Motorists should expect nightly ramp closures of the westbound I-4 entrance and exit ramps to and from Princeton St. beginning Monday. These closures are expected to continue each night from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for three weeks for roadway wall construction. Attached is a handout detailing the closures and detours. You can also download the handout at http://fdot.tips/WBPrince.

    We’re always happy to provide additional resources, including our communications toolkit available for download at http://i4ultimate.com/public-outreach-education/toolkit/. Please let us know if there is anything else that you would find helpful.


    Thank you!

    Lisa Hamrick

    Outreach and Media Specialist

    GLOBAL-5 COMMUNICATIONS

    AASHTO 2015 Transcomm Skills Award Winner

    www.global-5.com


  • 05 Apr 2017 8:41 AM | Anonymous

    Emeril Lagasse's Kitchen House opening soon in College Park


    Lauren Delgado

    Orlando Sentinel Food Reporter



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