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Lake County Emergency Operations Center is at Level 2: Partial Activation

RELEASE DATE: June 6, 2016

TAVARES — Tropical Storm ‎Colin is expected to produce a variety of weather hazards today over east central Florida, including heavy rainfall, strong wind gusts and isolated brief tornadoes, according to the National Weather Service, Melbourne Office. A tropical storm warning is in effect for Lake, Orange, Seminole, Volusia, and Brevard counties through Tuesday morning.

The Lake County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is currently at Level 2 – Partial Activation. Emergency Management is communicating with the National Weather Service for the most up-to-date information and will adjust the EOC activation levels as needed.

“The current forecast indicates that Lake County will begin receiving sustained winds of up to 40 mph between 6 and 8 p.m. through the early morning hours tomorrow,” said Tommy Carpenter, Manager of Lake County Emergency Management. “Wind gusts are expected to be between 40-45 mph and rainfall could reach five inches locally. We are urging residents to remain weather aware, ensure they have a working NOAA weather radio and monitor local media outlets.”

Sandbags are available at four Lake County fire stations. Residents must bring their own shovels, and are allowed to take 20 bags of sand per household. Hours for pickup are 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. until further notice.

Fire Station 10
Fire Station 14
Fire Station 53
Fire Station 110
23023 State Road 40
42700 State Road 19
2505 Spring Lake Road
6234 County Road 561
Fruitland Park

To avoid flooding dangers, never drive through flooded roadways and be especially cautious when driving at night. Residents are encouraged to develop a family communication plan, decide on a meeting location in the case of an emergency, and prepare a disaster go-kit, including important personal, medical and legal papers, stored in a safe place. To find out more about what should go into this kit, visit www.ready.gov.

The Citizens Information Line is now open. Residents requiring up-to-date emergency information may call 352-253-9999.

For more information, visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/emergency and follow Emergency Management at www.facebook.com/LakeCountyFLEmergencyManagement and www.twitter.com/lakeemergency.



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