Orlando Hurricane Emergency Preparation Guide
As you continue to get prepared for Hurricane Irma, the City of Orlando wants to help you stay informed. Here are some helpful links for Sandbag Distribution, where to go to stay informed throughout the storm, and where you can go for further details on Hurricane Preparedness Tips.
The City of Orlando is giving away sandbags to help residents prepare for the potential impact of Hurricane Irma. Residents must show proof of residence and will be given 10 bags per address.
Thursday, September 7, 2017, from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday, September 8, 2017, from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
City of Orlando Streets and Stormwater Division
1010 Woods Avenue
Due to construction on West Gore Street, residents are advised to use the following routes to access Woods Avenue:
Coming from the South: Take South Westmoreland Drive north to Columbia Street. Head west on Columbia Street and then take a right to head north on Woods Avenue.
Coming from the North: Take South Westmoreland Drive south to Columbia Street. Head west on Columbia Street and then take a right to head north on Woods Avenue.
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:
Facebook - www.facebook.com/cityoforlando
Twitter - www.twitter.com/citybeautiful
Spanish Facebook - www.facebook.com/ciudaddeorlando
Hurricane Emergency Checklist
- Water - at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days
- Food - at least enough for 3 to 7 days
- Non-perishable packaged or canned food/juices
- Foods for infants or the elderly
- Snack foods
- Non-electric can opener
- Cooking tools / fuel
- Paper plates / plastic utensils
- Blankets / Pillows, etc.
- Clothing - seasonal / rain gear/ sturdy shoes
- First Aid Kit / Medicines / Prescription Drugs
- Special Items - for babies and the elderly
- Toiletries - hygiene items
- Moisture wipes
- Flashlight / Batteries
- Radio - Battery operated and NOAA weather radio
- Cash - Banks and ATMs may not be open or available for extended periods.
- Toys, Books and Games
- Important documents - in a waterproof container
- Insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security card, etc.
- Document all valuables. Use pictures and video if possible
- Tools - keep a set with you during the storm
- Vehicle fuel tanks filled
- Pet care items
- proper identification / immunization records
- Ample supply of food and water
- A carrier or cage
- Leash (& Muzzle if necessary)