State of Emergency extended seven days in Orange County

From the Orange County newsroom

The local state of emergency was extended for another seven days. This allows Orange County to work more efficiently with our state and federal partners and serve our residents in need.


The FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is open in Barnett Park. Yesterday, the DRC cared for more than 100 people.

  • location: Barnett Park
  • address: 4801 W Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL, 32808
  • operating Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., daily (gates open at 7:00 a.m.)

In addition to volunteer groups, representatives from state and federal agencies will be available to provide a one-stop shop for personal personal and business support, including but not limited to:

  • FEMA Individual Assistance, FEMA Mitigation
  • Small business administration
  • crisis advice
  • Florida Department of Children and Families
  • Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation
  • Agency for people with disabilities
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It is not necessary to attend a center to apply. Residents can visit, call 800-621-3362, or download the FEMA mobile app.


The Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) provides food assistance to individuals and families affected by Hurricane Ian who are not receiving food assistance benefits through the regular Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

  • Individuals in Orange County can complete pre-registration beginning Monday, October 17, 2022 through Sunday, October 30, 2022.
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For more information about the program, eligibility requirements, and important dates, visit


  • dirt removal: Around 2,000 cubic meters of rubble are cleared from the houses by the emergency services every day. It is estimated that it will take 5-6 weeks to clear all of the debris from the county.
  • Utilities/Solid Waste: Last week, more than 38,000 tons of materials were shipped to Orange County’s solid waste facilities — a 57 percent increase from this time last year.
  • Damage assessment: More than 1,517 properties have been appraised by the Orange County Property Appraiser. Of these, nearly 1,100 have sustained damage resulting in an estimated loss of $188.8 million.
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