Hurricane Dorian: Okeechobee August 30 2019
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Okeechobee County Schools: Schools will remain open on Friday, August 30 and closed Monday, Further information will be updated.
Waste Management/Okeechobee County will run the regular residential garbage route on Friday. They will be running the bulk collection trucks from now until Saturday afternoon to collect as much bulk waste as they can like yard waste and furniture.
Waste Management will not be running any garbage collection routes on Monday. Trash and Recycling pick ups will be a day behind next week. Depending on the hurricane and conditions on Tuesday, WM may resume regular residential garbage collection once roadways are cleared and safe to travel.
All storm/hurricane debris must be kept separate from any daily residential garbage for collection.
Storm/hurricane debris will be collected by the county approved contractor once to plan and schedule of collection has been approved by County Staff
South Fl Water Management All SFWMD-Managed Navigation Locks temporarily closing at 3:00 PM on Saturday, August 31. This is unless changing conditions warrant closing them earlier for public safety. For boaters navigating to and from Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River and Upper Kissimmee Chain of Lakes, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) will temporarily close all navigation locks it operates in preparation for the
Date: August 30, 2019 Release No: 4
impact of Hurricane Dorian. The locks are closed during hurricanes to ensure the safety and SFWMD staff of the public and protect the locks from damage.
To get the latest information on navigation through SFWMD structures and waterways, visitsfwmd.gov/navigation. When conditions allow, SFWMD operates navigation locks to provide greater access for the public.
Approved by: Ralph Franklin, Public Safety/Fire Chief Okeechobee EOC (863) 763-3212 Prepared by: Tracy Rowland, Public Information Officer (863) 801-0977
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