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.
Orange County Shelters will open beginning September 28, 2022 at 8 AM at Apopka High School (555 Martin St., Apopka, FL 32702). This location is pet friendly.
Homeless Center: Due to unforeseen circumstances, First United Methodist Church of Apopka cannot operate as a homeless shelter. Apopka Police Department is working on alternative arrangements.
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. ID cards are not required to enter shelters. For location and openings of shelters, please visit Orange County’s website.
Important Phone Numbers
- Dial 911 for life-threatening emergency assistance.
- Dial 407-703-1850 for Apopka's Non-Emergency Storm Line
- Dial 311 or 407-836-3111 for Orange County’s Non-Emergency line.
- Dial 407-629-1010 or 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
Sandbags Available for Residents Alert Notice for September 25 - 28, 2022
Please Note: Sandbags will be available until 12 PM on September 28, 2022.
The City issues alerts 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.
Storm Waste Collection
Continue to 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.