County issues lake advisory

All boat ramps in Orange County are closed, and officials are asking people to stay off the water until the storm passes.

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Orange County is issuing a precautionary lake advisory due to Hurricane Nicole. Keep boats at idle speed and be cautious of submerged and floating structures. The purpose of this advisory is to protect public health and property. Contact [email protected] for more information.

All public boat ramps under the control of Orange County currently are closed. Citizens are being asked to refrain from any recreational activity in the waters and refrain from any contact with water bodies until further notice.

Once the storm passes, the ramps will remain closed until Orange County Parks and Recreation Division conducts an evaluation for each ramp. Contact [email protected] for more information.

All county-operated Green PLACE properties currently are closed. Once the storm passes, the Orange County Environmental Protection Division will evaluate each property for reopening.

Contact [email protected] for more information.



Amy Quesinberry

Community Editor Amy Quesinberry was born at the old West Orange Memorial Hospital and raised in Winter Garden. Aside from earning her journalism degree from the University of Georgia, she hasn’t strayed too far from her hometown and her three-mile bubble. She grew up reading The Winter Garden Times and knew in the eighth grade she wanted to write for her community newspaper. She has been part of the writing and editing team since 1990.

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