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Lake County to activate to Level 2 in response to Tropical Storm Elsa

The Lake County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will activate to Level 2 – Partial Activation in response to Tropical Storm Elsa beginning Monday, July 5 at 9 a.m. Lake County’s Office of Emergency Management will be monitoring the storm for developments that may impact Lake County. The Citizens Information Line (CIL) will open at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 5. Residents needing information may call 352-253-9999.

In Lake County, potential hazards may include heavy rainfall, winds gust, inland flooding and isolated tornadoes. Some hazards may come with little to no warning. Residents are encouraged to develop a family communication plan, decide on a meeting location during an emergency, and prepare a disaster go-kit to include important personal, medical and legal documents.

Sandbag locations

Sandbags will be made available at five Lake County locations on Monday, July 5 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Residents must bring their own shovels and are limited to 10 bags of sand per household. 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. No sandbags will be dispensed during storm conditions.

 Astor Area (Fire Station #10)

23023 State Road 40, Astor, FL 32102

 East Lake Sports and Community Complex

24809 Wallick Rd, Sorrento, FL 32776

 P.E.A.R. Park

26701 US Hwy 27, Leesburg, FL 34748

 North Lake Regional Park

40730 Roger Giles Rd, Umatilla, FL 32784

 Minneola Athletic Complex

1300 Fosgate Road (13930 Education Ave) Minneola, FL 34715


 LakeXpress and Lake County Connection

The County’s fixed-route bus system, LakeXpress, as well as Lake County Connection, the County’s disadvantaged transportation service, will suspend if sustained winds are 37 mph or higher and will resume once storm conditions have subsided. Visit www.ridelakexpress.com for the latest information regarding route changes.

 Get connected, stay connected

To receive emergency notifications, register at www.alertlake.com or text “ALERTLAKE” to 888777. For the latest information regarding Lake County’s response to Tropical Storm Elsa, follow Lake County Emergency Management on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LakeCountyFLEmergencyManagement.

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