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Lake County EOC fully activates; government closures announced

RELEASE DATE: September 8, 2017

AGENCIES AND OFFICE CLOSURES
·        The Lake County Board of County Commissioners’ offices will close Monday, Sept. 11.
·        Lake County parks will close at noon on Saturday, Sept. 9 through Monday, Sept. 11.
·        Lake County branch libraries will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8 through Monday, Sept. 11.
·        The Lake County Animal Shelter will close at noon on Saturday, Sept. 9 through Monday, Sept. 11.
·        All schools and district offices are closed Friday, Sept. 8 and Monday, Sept. 11.
·        The Lake County Clerk of Court and the Lake County Courthouse is closed Friday, Sept. 8 through Monday, Sept. 11.
·        The Lake County Property Appraiser will close Monday, Sept. 11
·        All state offices, including the Florida Department of Health in Lake County are closed Friday, Sept. 8 through Monday, Sept. 11.
·        The Lake County Tax Collector’s office will close Monday, Sept. 11.
·        The Lake County Sheriff’s Office administrative offices are closed from noon Friday, Sept. 8 through Monday, Sept. 11.
·        The Lake County Supervisor of Elections is closed from noon Friday, Sept. 8 through Monday, Sept. 11.
 
TRASH COLLECTION
The Lake County Solid Waste Central Landfill Facility is open from 7 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9. The Solid Waste Residential Convenience Centers will be open from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9. Collection fees at the landfill will be waived on Sept. 9. Solid Waste haulers will cease all collections on Monday, Sept. 11 and will plan to resume collections on Tuesday on a holiday schedule, meaning normal collections will shift by one day. For example, Monday collections will be picked up on Tuesday; Tuesday collections will be picked up on Wednesday, and so on. Residents are encouraged to secure trash carts, yard debris and trash during the storm. Bulk pickups have been suspended at this time. For more information, including Solid Waste Convenience Center locations and hauler contact numbers, visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/departments/public_works/solid_waste/.
 
SAND DISTRIBUTION
Sand is available at five Lake County locations, however sandbags are no longer available. Residents must bring their own bags and shovels, and are allowed to take 20 bags of sand per household per 24-hour period. No tools will be provided at sand deployment sites and citizens are responsible for filling their own sandbags. No sandbags will be dispensed during storm conditions. For county and municipal sand locations, visit : www.lakecountyfl.gov/sandbags
 
To sign up for the latest emergency notifications, visit www.alertlake.com. For more information about Emergency Management, visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/emergency and follow Emergency Management at www.facebook.com/LakeCountyFLEmergencyManagement and www.twitter.com/lakeemergency.

 

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Elisha Pappacoda
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Office: 352-343-9609; Cell: 352-460-2851
epappacoda@lakecountyfl.gov

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