“Lake County Emergency Management is closely monitoring Dorian and communicating with national, state and local stakeholders to prepare,” said Thomas Carpenter, Director of Lake County Office of Emergency Management. “Residents should have a communications plan in place, prepare a disaster go-kit, stock up on supplies, have a working NOAA weather radio and continue monitoring reliable sources for the latest information.”
For Lake County specific information, residents may call the Citizens Information Line at 352-253-9999 between the hours of 7 a.m and 7 p.m. beginning Thursday morning.
Sandbags will be made available at five Lake County locations beginning at 7 a.m. on Thursday. Within Lady Lake, the closest location is at the Residential Convenience Center at 1200 Jackson St. Residents must bring their own shovels and are allowed to take 20 bags of sand per household per 24-hour period. No tools will be provided at sand deployment sites and residents are responsible for filling their own sandbags. Sandbags will only be offered during designated times before a storm threat. Pickup hours are 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Lake County Emergency Management has organized multiple shelter locations. Within Lady Lake, the closest shelter is located at Villages Elementary School. Any Lake County resident who requires transportation assistance to a shelter should call the Citizens Information Line at 352-253-9999.