Facebook Link Preview for LakeCountyFL.gov
Lake County logo
Residents Visitors Business Government
You are here: Home > Media > News Releases > News Release
Keyword Search
Citizen Action Request
General Information
Lake County BCC
315 West Main St.
P.O. Box 7800
Tavares, Florida 32778

 News Release
Print Page Save Link

Update from the Lake County EOC (Advisory #7)

RELEASE DATE: August 21, 2008

TAVARES — The following is an evening update from the Lake County Emergency Operations Center (new information in bold):

  • Lake County Schools will be closed Friday, Aug. 22. Eleven and 12-month employees must report to work.

  • Sand and bags are available at four Lake County fire stations. Residents need to bring their own shovels. Sandbags are limited to 20 per household.
    • Station 10, located at 23023 State Road 40 in Astor
    • Station 14, located at 42700 State Road 19 in Altoona
    • Station 53, located at 2505 Spring Lake Road in Fruitland Park
    • Station 109, located at 11630 Lakeshore Drive in Clermont

  • The Lake County Emergency Operations Center activated at a level II, partial activation, at 7 a.m. Thursday. The EOC will deactivate to a level III, monitoring status, at 6 p.m. Thursday and will reactivate Friday morning at a level II.

  • The Citizens Information Line (352-253-9999) is available to answer questions about Tropical Storm Fay. On Monday-Wednesday, the Citizens Information Line answered 1,787 calls.
  • Emergency Management officials encourage motorists to exercise caution on wet roads. If the road surface is covered by standing water, motorists are asked to turn around. Driving through standing water is dangerous as tires can lose contact with the road and cause hydroplaning. In addition, motorists are encouraged to double the distance they leave between their car and the car in front of them, as wet roads increase stopping distances. If steering becomes unresponsive due to the rain, ease off the accelerator and slow down gradually.
  • The District 4 informational budget meeting scheduled for tonight at Round Lake Elementary School has been cancelled. A makeup meeting will be scheduled at a later date.
  • All government offices, Health Department clinics and early voting locations are scheduled to be open Friday, Aug. 22.
  • Lake County’s public transportation system, LakeXpress, and Lake County’s paratransit service, Lake County Connection, are scheduled to be open Friday, Aug. 22.

For more storm information, log on to www.lakecountyfl.gov or call the Citizens Information Line at (352) 253-9999.


Lake County media contact:
Communications Department
Public Information Coordinator
Office: 352-343-9603; Cell: 352-455-0445

E-mail Subscription

Signup to receive a weekly, aggregated listing of Lake County's news releases via e-mail:

Privacy Policy, More Information
Lake County BCC Copyright 2006
Home : Visitors : Residents : Business : Government : Directory of Services : Online Services