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Fri, August 30, 2019

Preparation for Hurricane Dorian

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Dear West Orange Chamber Members,

As we continue to prepare for Hurricane Dorian, we wanted to share some important resources with you, see below.  We will try to keep you updated with area information on the West Orange Chamber’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/westorangechamber/) and on wochamber.com.  If you need anything, or want to share any additional information, please contact Krista Carter at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Once the storm has passed, please let the West Orange Chamber know how you are doing, when you reopen for business, or if there is anything that we can do to assist you. 

Don’t panic, PREPARE, try to help others around you and of course, remember patience. 

Please be safe, West Orange Chamber Team 

Power Outages

Duke Energy 

Duke Energy customers can visit www.duke-energy for storm and outage information.

Reporting Outages:

Call 800-228-8485

Text REG to 57801 to receive outage alerts (Standard text and data charges may apply)

Text OUT to 57801 to report an outage (Standard text and data charges may apply)

Duke Energy social media outlets:

Twitter: @DukeEnergy

Facebook: Duke Energy


OUC customers are encouraged to visit www.ouc/com/stormcenter for storm preparation tips and outage information.

Reporting Outages: 

Call 407-423-9018

Text REG to 69682 to receive outage alerts (Standard text and data charges may apply)

Text OUT to 69682 to report an outage (Standard text and data charges may apply) 

OUC social media outlets:

Twitter: @OUCreliableone

Facebook: OUCTheReliableOne

Orange County: The most current Hurricane Dorian information is available at


 or www.ocfl.net/storm

This website houses all updates issued by Orange County including but not limited to sandbags, safety and recovery information.

311 is the best resource during a storm for assistance with non-emergency flooding, debris, downed trees, traffic matters, road conditions and animal or neighborhood concerns. You can reach 311 by dialing the numbers 311 from your mobile or landline phones, or by calling 407-836-3111.

For any emergencies, please dial 911. 

Orange County's Emergency and Information Apps (OCFL Alert, OCFL News & OCFL 311 - all free on Apple and Android devices) : www.ocfl.net/apps

Storm Preparedness: www.ocfl.net/storm


Shelters: wwww.ocfl.net/EmergencySafety/Shelters

Emergency Medical Information: www.ocfl.net/EmergencyMedical

Orange County's Social Media: https://newsroom.ocfl.net/social-media

Social Media Live Updates






Yard Waste: Prior to the storm, Orange County residents can take their yard waste to various landfill sites (www.ocfl.net/WasteSites) and follow there guidelines as provided.

Emergency Debris Removal: After the storm has passed, Orange County has developed a plan to assist private/gated communities where debris removal is necessary. The County may not remove vegetative debris from private/gated communities because they are private property. Orange County's plan consists of four options for debris removal. Visit our Emergency Debris Removal page for details 

To Register to receive emergency alerts and other public safety notifications in your community. https://apps.floridadisaster.org/alertflorida/

City of Winter Garden:


City of Ocoee:


Town of Oakland:



Town of Windermere:


City of Orlando:


Orlando Emergency Management: (407) 246-4357

To get up to date information on what is happening in our area:




Other helpful resources:

Download the FEMA app to your phone.


Florida State Assistance: (800) 342-3557

From the U.S. Chamber

Disaster Help Desk for BusinessBusinesses and chambers can call 1-888-My-Biz-Help (888-692-4943) for direct support from disaster recovery experts.

Resilience in a Box—Resource guide based on best practices designed to help educate business leaders on disaster preparedness and business resilience. This tool is available in Spanish as well and includes a Top 20 Tips that businesses can do now in advance of the storm.

Disaster Recovery Quick Guidesmade possible by Shell, has tailored tips in English for small businesses and chambers looking to prepare and recover.


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