Hurricane Preparedness

The Apopka Fire and Police Department, along with Public Services want to help residents stay safe this hurricane season. Residents can also sign up Emergency Management Alerts on our website to receive important City emails and text alerts before, during, and after a storm. 

The Atlantic Hurricane season runs June 1 through November 30.

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Apopka 2021 Hurricane Guide

The City of Apopka has created a 2021 Hurricane Guide to download and print. This was also included in our monthly Utility Bill. 

 Download our 2021 Hurricane Guide (PDF).

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Communication

Residents can sign up Emergency Management Alerts on our website to receive important City emails and text alerts before, during, and after a storm. 

Visit our Hurricane Communication page for all the ways to stay connected and for a list of important phone numbers.

Available apps: FEMA app and the OCFL Alert app.

COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have some special tips to help prepare for hurricane season during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Visit www.cdc.gov/disasters to find out more about how to be prepared.

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Generator Safety

Generator exhaust contains carbon monoxide, which cannot be smelled or seen. They should always be used out and away from your garage, door, windows, and vents (at least 20 feet). 

Visit our Generator Safety page for additional tips to keep your family safe. 

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Important Phone Numbers

  • Dial 911 for life-threatening emergency assistance.
  • Dial 311 for Orange County’s Non-Emergency line.
  • Dial 407-703-1757 for Apopka’s Non-Emergency line
  • Dial 800-228-8485 for Duke Energy to report outage or fallen power lines.
  • Dial 407-656-2734 for Lake Apopka Gas to report problems with a gas line.
  • Dial 407-317-3200 for Orange County Public Schools for information on school closures

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Private/Gated Communities: Emergency Debris Removal

The City will coordinate when possible with private/gated communities, but remember that debris removal from private/gated property is the responsibility of the property owner. 

Please visit our Storm Waste Collection page to learn about options for these communities. 

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Safety Tips: Preventing Crimes

The Apopka Police Department want to help you take steps to prepare for the increase in crime that follows a natural disaster.

Visit our Preventing Crime page to learn ways to stay safe before and after a storm. 

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Sandbags

The City will issue an alert when our site at Edwards Field opens to distribute sandbags to our residents. 

There is a limit of 10 bags per household. Shovels are available to residents to fill the sandbags. Check our Alert Center for updates on times and locations. 

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Shelters

Orange County will provide updates once shelters are open. It a citizen requires a Special Needs/Medical Shelter during an emergency, please contact 311. 

Orange County provides general population shelters for Central Floridians who have been evacuated from their homes, live in low-lying areas, and for all others seeking shelter from a storm. Shelters are alcohol, drug and weapon free. Individuals should come prepared with supplies. For location and openings of shelters, please visit Orange County’s website

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Stay Connected

Besides our website, we encourage residents to also follow the City on social media. For a complete list of social media sites, please visit our Social Media page.

Countywide updates regarding shelters, re-openings, and other important information will be distributed by Orange County on their website, Orange County FL Twitter page, & Orange County Florida Government Facebook page.

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Storm Waste Collection

Don't wait until a storm to be named to clear your property. Once a storm is named monitor the City's website and social media for updates on when regular sanitation services will stop before the storm. 

Visit our Storm Waste Collection page to learn more.