Tropical storms and hurricanes are common in Florida and begins June 1 and ends November 30.
These storms impacting the Winter Garden area directly are low, but it is smart to be prepared as storms can change quickly and bring hazards in many forms. Staying up to date and informed is critical in making decisions to protect your family and home.
Pick a news station that you find most reliable to provide you information to make smart decisions. You can also download the OCFL Alert app to be notified on your mobile.
OCFL Alert App
TYPES OF STORMS
Although Winter Garden is not along the coast and not in any major evacuation zones, check your home location to see if you are susceptible to flooding. If you plan to evacuate, know what city you are going to and where you will be staying.
Know the difference between depressions, storms, and hurricanes.
Maximum sustained winds below 39 mph
Maximum sustained winds below 73 mph
Sustained winds above 75 mph
74 - 95 mph
96 - 110 mph
111 - 129 mph
130 - 156 mph
157 mph & Up
BASIC SUPPLY LIST
Water (one gallon per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation)
Food (at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food)
Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
First aid kit
Whistle (to signal for help)
Dust mask (to help filter contaminated air)
Plastic sheeting and duct tape (to shelter in place)
Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties (for personal sanitation)
Manual can opener (for food)
Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery
ANIMALS / PETS
Food and water for at least 3 days
A carrier or cage
Have your pet microchipped
Collar with ID tag
Blanket, toy or familiar item to reduce stress
Information on feeding schedules, medical conditions, behavior problems, and the name and number of your veterinarian in case you have to foster or board your pets.