Oakland preparing for Tropical Storm Idalia

Sandbags are available inside Oakland Town Hall; residents must fill their own.

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In preparation for Tropical Storm Idalia, the town of Oakland is providing empty sandbags for residents to fill. Bags are available inside Oakland Town Hall, 230 N. Tubb St., starting Monday, Aug. 28, and will continue to be available as necessary and as supplies last.

A maximum of 10 bags will be available for each town address during normal business hours, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The sandbags will be empty; the bag fill site is located at the northeast corner of South Walker Street and West Hull Avenue. The site will be unmanned, so residents need to take their own shovel or trowel to fill their sandbags.

Oakland’s Public Works Department will be picking up small limbs and yard waste Monday, Aug. 28, and Tuesday, Aug. 29, as conditions allow. Residents should place all yard waste out for pick-up by 8 a.m. Tuesday.
Waste Management will continue with normally scheduled trash pick-up Tuesday, Aug. 29. The town will provide an update with any changes to trash collections services for Wednesday and Friday.

Town Hall currently is operating under normal business hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.

The Oakland Nature Preserve is closing at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29. ONP will reopen once staff has assessed the property.

The Healthy West Orange Arts & Heritage Center is operating under normal business hours, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday to Friday.

Oakland Avenue Charter School

The Oakland Avenue Charter School will follow Orange County Public Schools’ decision regarding school closures. Reopening could follow a different schedule. OCPS currently is scheduled to be open Tuesday, Aug. 29.


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