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Lake County offices to delay opening in response to Tropical Storm Elsa

The Lake County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) remains activated at a Level 2 – Partial Activation in response to Tropical Storm Elsa. In Lake County, potential hazards may include heavy rainfall, wind gusts, 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.

County offices

Squalls from Tropical Storm Elsa are expected to start in Lake County this evening and continue through tomorrow morning. For the safety of our residents and staff, County offices and services will have a delayed opening on July 7 with offices and services expected to reopen at 1 p.m. This temporary closure includes County parks and libraries.

The Planning and Zoning Board meeting scheduled for Wednesday, July 7 at 9 a.m. will be postponed until Wednesday, August 4 at 9 a.m.

The Supervisor of Elections and Tax Collector will also have a delayed opening on July 7 and services are expected to reopen at 1 p.m. 

Citizens Information Line

The Citizens Information Line (CIL) is open today and overnight tonight for residents needing information regarding the storm. To reach the CIL, call 352-253-9999. 

Lake County libraries

Lake County’s six branch libraries will close today at 5 p.m. and reopen at 1 p.m. Wednesday, including Astor County Library in Astor, Cagan Crossings Community Library in Clermont, Cooper Memorial Library in Clermont, East Lake County Library in Sorrento, Marion Baysinger Memorial Library in Groveland, and Paisley County Library in Paisley. Cooper Memorial Library in Clermont will be closed tomorrow, July 7. For hours of additional libraries, residents are encouraged to reach out to their local libraries as they are subject to change.

Residential trash collection

Lake County Solid Waste will follow the normal operating schedule for residential pickup.

 LakeXpress and Lake County Connection

The County’s fixed-route bus system, LakeXpress, as well as Lake County Connection, the County’s Transportation Disadvantaged service, will suspend services until 10 a.m. on July 7. Transit services will resume at 10 a.m. pending any reports of sustained windspeeds of over 37 miles per hour. 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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