All City Offices, Facilities to Resume Regular Operations Sept. 5
The City of Clermont has announced its post-Hurricane Dorian sanitation schedule for this week.
- Tuesday’s sanitation services will be on Thurs., Sept. 5.
- Thursday’s services will be Fri., Sept. 6.
- Friday’s services will be Sat., Sept. 7.
- Services resume their normal schedule starting on Mon., Sept. 9.
As for other local operations, all city offices and facilities will resume regular hours on Thurs., Sept. 5, including all parks and the Clermont Performing Arts Center. Lake County also is reopening its offices on Sept. 5; county emergency shelters closed at noon today. Lake County Schools will reopen on Thurs., Sept. 5. Orlando International Airport reopened at noon today.
In weather news, Hurricane Dorian downgraded to a Category 2 storm and continues to travel north through the Atlantic Ocean, parallel to the east coast of Florida, according to the National Weather Service. The tropical storm warning for Lake County was canceled this morning. A river flood warning remains in effect for the St. Johns River near Astor. Dorian’s current trajectory poses serious threats to the coasts of Georgia and the Carolinas.
Clermont Champions are always looking to help those in need. The city has been contacted by several citizens seeking to assist The Bahamas in the aftermath of Dorian. There are many organizations collecting monetary and other donations, including experienced disaster relief charities like the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and the United Way. The city encourages you to first check the authenticity of the relief organization at the Better Business Bureau’s website, www.BBB.org, and at www.give.org.
Recapping the City of Clermont’s actions taken around Dorian, the city deactivated its Emergency Operations Center on Sept. 3, after several days of preparations, closely monitoring the storm and being in close communication with local agencies. Two Clermont Fire Department members are on standby for potential deployment as part of Central Florida’s Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 4 to aid in disaster relief efforts. The city closed all offices on Sept. 3 and 4 and canceled sanitation services for those days in anticipation of the storm. To help residents prepare, the city gave out about 30,000 sandbags from Aug. 29-31 at West Park. Clermont Mayor Gail Ash declared a local state of emergency on Aug. 29, following similar declarations by the State of Florida and Lake County.
For city-specific updates, visit the City of Clermont’s official website, www.ClermontFL.gov, and its official City of Clermont Government Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/CityOfClermont; you can also view the Facebook newsfeed on the website homepage.