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.
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
Hurricane Safety Procedures
Early preparations and understanding risks are key to being hurricane resilient. It’s easy to push off getting prepared during the summer months when you’re enjoying the beach. But don’t wait!
Free Sandbag Pick Up For Winter Garden Residents
The City will have free, ready-made sandbags in limited quantities available for easy pick up exclusively for Winter Garden residents. Please see details below.
• Saturday, September 24: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
• Sunday, September 25: Closed for Sandbag assembly
• Monday, September 26: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
• Tuesday, September 27: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
• Wednesday, September 28: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
• Additional dates to be determined.
Location: Public Services Complex, 880 W. Bay Street, Winter Garden, FL 34787
Required: Bring ID/proof of Winter Garden residency
Maximum number of bags per household: 10
This is a drive-up location and preassembled bags will be placed in resident’s vehicle.
For further information, call 407.656.4111.
Self-Serve Sandbag Program
To help residents prepare for the peak of hurricane season, Orange County Government is hosting its free, Self-Serve Sandbag Program at five Parks and Recreation sites across the county.
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