The improved 5 p.m. forecast track of Hurricane Dorian from the National Weather Service (NWS), which dropped Tropical Storm Warnings for Osceola County, has resulted in lifting a curfew that was set to go into effect tonight at 11 p.m.
The latest information from NWS shows potential tropical storm squalls from Dorian will primarily affect the rural and largely unpopulated areas of eastern Osceola County. In the interest of public safety, the county waited for the 5 p.m. forecast to make the decision.
Osceola County, the city of St. Cloud and the city of Kissimmee will remain closed Wednesday. The school district is also closed Wednesday.
Osceola County has 422 people (as of 5 p.m.) housed in seven shelters throughout the County. Those shelters:
- Harmony High School (Pet friendly)
- Liberty High School (Pet Friendly)
- Kissimmee Middle School (Pet Friendly)
- St. Cloud High
- Horizon Middle School
- Celebration High School
- Special Needs at Council on Aging
ThecCounty has been coordinating with our local nonprofits to reach out to the homeless. They can contact the Citizen’s Information Center at 407-742-0000 and transportation to the nearest shelter will be provided.
The Osceola County Special Needs Shelter opened Saturday at the Council on Aging. Individuals staying at the special needs shelter should bring medicine and other vital supplies. For more information, call the Special Needs hotline at 407-742-9001
There will be no curbside collection service today or Wednesday in the cities of St. Cloud and Kissimmee – or in the County. Stay tuned to government social media channels and local media outlets for updates on collection schedules.
A voluntary evacuation order has been issued for low lying areas and manufactured and mobile homes to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the community. If you live in one of these areas, you should access you situation and take appropriate action.