Hurricane Preparedness


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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. 

Residents can track the storm on the  National Weather Service Forecast page and the National Hurricane Center pageThe Atlantic Hurricane season runs June 1 through November 30.

Residents will be notified of any solid waste updates. If there is a change in service, residents can wait until the next week's pickup and put any overflow recycling in their trash can, call or schedule a courtesy pickup of their recycling cart on their next pickup date, or take their recycling to the county transfer station at 1326 Good Homes Road (407-836-6601). 

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Check our Alert Center for updates on times and locations for City of Apopka sandbags. 

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. 

Orange County Florida Government has provided important sandbag information (PDF).

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Important Phone Numbers

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Apopka 2023 Hurricane Guide

Check out the special edition May 2023 Monthly Newsletter featuring this year's 2023 Hurricane Guide.

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Orange County provides updates once shelters are open on their Orange County Shelters page. 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. ID cards are not required to enter shelters. For location and openings of shelters, please visit Orange County’s website

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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.

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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

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. 

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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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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. 


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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After Storm Assistance

Learn about after storm assistance programs available. 

Visit our After Storm Assistance page to learn more. 


COVID-19 During Hurricane Season

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

Visit the CDC's Disaster page to find out more about how to be prepared.