City of Orlando Shares Tips as Tropical Storm Colin Approaches

As Tropical Storm Colin moves through the area today and into tomorrow morning, the main threat is heavy rain with a chance of flooding, strong winds and possible tornadoes. The City of Orlando has issued the following information for residents:

Yard Debris and Pickup
The City is asking residents to help us prevent flooding by not placing tree trimmings or any types 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.

At this time, normal yard waste pick up for Tuesday is expected to continue as normal; however, citizens are encouraged to hold their yard waste if possible.

Recreation and Community Center Closures
All City of Orlando Community Centers, Recreation Centers and Pools will close today at 3:00 p.m.

Additionally all sporting and event activities as well as scheduled programs have been canceled after 3:00 p.m. today and this evening at the City’s Recreation Centers, Community Centers, Parks and Recreation Facilities.

Stay Informed
Citizens are encouraged to stay informed on the storm and can get information from the City in several ways, including:
The Citizen Information Line: 407.246. HELP (4357). Recorded updates and information will be provided at this number.
City of Orlando Social Media:
City of Orlando’s Facebook page:
City of Orlando’s Twitter account: @citybeautiful
Citizens following the City of Orlando on social media are encouraged to share posts to help inform your family and friends.
City of Orlando Emergency Management’s website:


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Written by Lyndsay Fogarty

Lyndsay Fogarty has had many roles at Central Florida Lifestyle, working her way from intern to contributing writer to managing editor. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida’s Nicholson School of Communication where she earned her degree in journalism. Along the way, she has learned that teamwork and dedication to your craft will get you far, and a positive outlook on the present will get you even farther.

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