Osceola County, FL – This morning, Sheriff Marcos Lopez issued an update on Hurricane Ian Response at Osceola County Emergency Operations Center. Full remarks from this morning’s press conference are available here: https://bit.ly/3ftF9FS.
Critical points for the community:
• Stay home. Don’t put yourself at risk. You put yourself at risk; you put the first responders at risk. So, stay out of the roads unless you have an absolute emergency.
• Know where your loved ones are. As the evening goes on, make sure you can communicate with them – especially those with any serious medical conditions or handicaps.
• Please refrain from calling 911 unless it is an absolute emergency.
• Power lines down if you see anything that might put the public at risk, identify the location and let our office know.
• Be patient. If you happen to go to a store or gas station, please know it will take longer in the lines.
• Deputies are safeguarding our streets and shelters.
• No curfew in effect or mandatory evacuations.
We encourage all residents to stay updated through the Osceola County Emergency Management website www.readyosceola.org as well as the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office official Facebook account https://www.facebook.com/osceolasheriff/, as well as the National Weather Service site https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/#Ian.