OCLS Hurricane Preparedness resource guide

OCLS has a Hurricane Preparedness resource guide full of tips to keep families safe in the event of a big storm.

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As hurricane season continues to brew through November, the Orange County Library System has put together a Hurricane Preparedness resource guide full of important information to keep families safe in the event of a storm. 

The resource guide includes topics ranging from City of Orlando resources and Orange County resources  to important updates from the NOAA National Hurricane Center. The kit also includes information on local resources, news coverage, resources for those affected by a hurricane, websites, power companies, mobile applications and more. 

Important numbers to know include...

  • Emergencies: 911
  • Non-emergencies: 311
  • Fire 321-235-5200
  • Police 321-235-5300
  • Citizen Information Line: 407-246-HELP (4357)

The Orange County Sheriff's Office suggests preparing for an emergency during hurricane season by storing at least one gallon of water per day per person as well as at least a two-week supply of water for each person. The OCSO website also provides tips on protecting homes to prevent wind and rain damage as well as information on pets during a natural disaster. 

The full OCSO hurricane guide can be viewed here. 



Annabelle Sikes

News Editor Annabelle Sikes was born in Boca Raton and moved to Orlando in 2018 to attend the University of Central Florida. She graduated from UCF in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in sociology. Her past journalism experiences include serving as a web producer at the Orlando Sentinel, a reporter at The Community Paper, managing editor for NSM Today, digital manager at Centric Magazine and as an intern for the Orlando Weekly.

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