Tropical Storm Colin will be moving through Central Florida today and into tomorrow morning, and the City of Orlando encourages residents to take precautions to keep their homes and families safe.
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.
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: www.facebook.com/cityoforlando
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: Cityoforlando.net/emergency