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Hurricane Dorian Guide

Last Updated:

Sunday Sept 1st


NOTE: For up to the minute information direct from the City of Orlando, go to their Dorian page: here is the link.

State of Emergency Declared

(Sept 1st 1:56pm | Press Release Sent by City of Orlando) -- Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer has declared a State of Emergency in the City of Orlando. The City continues to monitor the storm’s track and is prepared, if necessary, to go to a Level 1 Full Activation as more information becomes available. 

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  • Not Activated


Orange County will be opening general population shelters for Central Floridians who have been evacuated from their homes, for those who live in low-lying areas, and for others seeking shelter from the storm. Shelters are alcohol, drug and weapon free. Individuals should come prepared with supplies.

Parking Garages

The City will waive parking fees for the following parking garages starting at 12 p.m. on Monday, September 2, for any resident who would like to park their car in a covered garage. Trailers, boats and vehicles taller than 6' 7" are not permitted.

  • City Commons Parking Garage (460 Boone Ave.)

  • Jefferson St. Garage (62 W. Jefferson St.)

  • Central Blvd. Garage (55 W. Central Blvd.)

  • Orange County Administration Garage (300 Liberty Ave.)

  • Library Garage (112 E. Central Blvd.)

  • More info on garage locations.


Garbage Pick Up

Following the closures of area landfills, the City has suspended residential garbage, recycling and yard waste pick up on Monday, September 2, 2019 and Tuesday, September 3, 2019.  

Once landfills have reopened, and weather and road conditions allow, the City will notify residents of the updated solid waste collection schedule, to include missed garbage collections, and begin the cleanup process. 

The City is asking residents to help us prevent flooding by not placing tree trimmings or any type of loose waste or yard debris at their curb.  During a severe weather event, these items can clog storm drains which may result in flooding of property and/or the street. 

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Homeless Shelters

Persons experiencing homelessness in Central Florida are most vulnerable to the impact of a major hurricane. The Homeless Services Network is working with four homeless shelters who will be adding capacity to serve homeless individuals who are seeking refuge during Hurricane Dorian.  

The following shelters will add service beyond their typical capacity during the storm:  

  • Coalition for the Homeless: 18 North Terry Avenue 407.872.5790  

  • Salvation Army Men: 624 Lexington Avenue 407.423.8581 Ext 26480 

  • Salvation Army Women and Children: 400 West Colonial Drive 407.423.8581 Ext 26480 

  • Union Rescue Mission Men: (ALERT: New Location) 3300 W. Colonial Drive 407.423.2131 

  • Union Rescue Mission Women and Children: 1525 W. Washington Street  407.423.2131  

  • Rescue Outreach Mission: 1701 Historic Golds 407.321.8224 

Orlando International Airport


Acknowledging that Hurricane Dorian is a complicated and difficult storm to predict, Orlando International Airport leadership met via conference call with Federal Aviation Administration, Transportation Security Administration, airline representatives and other airport stakeholders on Sunday afternoon to discuss the latest track of the storm and Orlando International’s planned way forward to ensure the safety and security of the traveling public and airport employees.

Meeting Action Points:

  1. The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will continue 24-hour-a-day monitoring of the storm for any changes that may impact operations and airport readiness.

  2. Orlando International will maintain normal operations on Monday, September 2, 2019.

  3. Joint collaborations with key airport, airline and federal agency representatives will continue.

  4. Airport and airline staff will continue diligently securing the facility should changes occur to the storms projected path.

  5. We remind the general public that the airport is not a designated shelter and information regarding official shelters can be found on the Orange County website.

  6. Passengers are advised to contact their airlines directly for information about flights and schedules.

  7. Sunday’s official cancellations stand at 96. 21 Arrivals and 75 Departures

Tolls Suspended by Governor DeSantis

(Sept 1st 4:52pm | Press Release Sent by FDOT) -- Governor Ron DeSantis has directed the suspension of tolls on Florida’s Turnpike Mainline, and selected toll roads across the state, in preparation for Hurricane Dorian. By suspending tolls, residents and visitors will be able to quickly and safely evacuate if necessary.

The tolls suspension is in effect and includes the following:

  1. Alligator Alley

  2. The Turnpike Mainline (SR 91), including the Homestead Extension (SR 821) Sawgrass Expressway (SR 869)

  3. Beachline Expressway (SR 528)

  4. SR 417 - Eastern beltway around Orlando from I-4 in Osceola County to I-4 in Seminole County.

  5. SR 429 - The Daniel Webster Western Beltway from I-4 in Osceola County to US 441 in Apopka.

  6. I-95 Express Lanes

  7. I-595 Express Lanes

  8. I-75 Express Lanes

Service plazas long Florida’s Turnpike mainline will be open for travelers; however, the plazas do not serve as hurricane shelters. As the storm approaches, restaurants and fuel stations will be closed and Turnpike personnel evacuated.

For information about traffic conditions, please visit You can also download the Florida 511(FDOT Traffic) mobile app online.

Last Updated Sept 1st 6:10pm

All of the information on this page comes directly from the City of Orlando's Hurricane Dorian page. If you'd like to go to that page, here is the link. We're also receiving press releases from Florida Department of Transportation and the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.


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