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For immediate release - October 21, 2005

Lake County EOC sets up Citizens Information Line

TAVARES — Lake County residents with questions about Hurricane Wilma preparations can call the Citizens Information Line at (352) 343-9732.

The citizen call line is open until Friday at 8 p.m. and will remain open through the weekend from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day.

“This will provide a resource for our citizens during the weekend,” said Jerry Smith, Director of the Lake County Emergency Management Division.

Meteorologists are predicting minimal hurricane impacts for Lake County this weekend. As a precaution residents can pick up sandbags at various locations in the County.

Sandbags will be available on Saturday, Oct. 22, and Sunday, Oct. 23, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at three Department of Public Safety Fire Rescue Division fire stations located at:

  • Station 14, 42700 State Road 19, Altoona
  • Station 53, 2505 Spring Lake Road, Fruitland Park
  • Station 109, 11630 Lakeshore Drive, Clermont

Sandbags are limited to 25 per household. For more information about sandbag distribution, call the Citizens Information Line at (352) 343-9732.

Residents are always encouraged to be prepared during hurricane season by updating their family’s disaster plan and restocking their family disaster supply kit. For more information about hurricane preparedness, call the Citizens Information Line at (352) 343-9732 or log on to online hurricane guide.

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Contact information:
Christopher Patton
Communications Coordinator
Office: (352) 343-9609; Cell: (352) 455-0445
cpatton@co.lake.fl.us

 
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