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Hurricane Matthew Information 10/6/2016

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10/6/2016 12:30 p.m. The most recent report by the National Hurricane Center indicates that Hurricane Matthew’s current track shows possible landfall by EARLY Friday morning in Brevard County.

Orange County is projected to receive tropical storm force winds starting at 1:00am Friday morning.

Orange County is currently preparing for the potential of hurricane-force winds, in excess of 74 miles per hour, with gusts up to 90 miles per hour between late Thursday night, and all day Friday. It is anticipated that the east side of Orange County could experience tropical storm winds for more than 24-hours.

Please see the latest announcements from Orange County as of 11 a.m.

  • For Hurricane Matthew updates, visit
  • Download OCFL Alert on your mobile device in the event you lose power, and need updated information.
  • Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs issued a Declaration of State of Local Emergency which allows for additional resources to support the community.
  • Orange County Fire Rescue Personnel are going door-to-door RIGHT NOW throughout manufactured home communities encouraging residents to evacuate to safer shelter.
  • Last night, Orange County Fire Rescue expanded the “Code Red” Alert to all manufactured home communities in Orange County.
  • Citizens Assistance Response Teams (CARTS) are being staged to ensure supplies and resources are in place once the storm passes.
  • Shelters (general, pet friendly and special needs) in Orange County open at 1 p.m. today. Go to or the “info” tab in the OCFL alert app for locations.
  • Residents are asked to be off the roads by 6 p.m. tonight.
  • Sandbag distribution for Orange County ends at 3 p.m. (weather pending) today.
  • After the storm, residents are asked to stay off the roads so that Orange County can complete its assessment of damage.
  • ANY CITIZEN CONCERNS – CALL 3-1-1 (407-836-3111)