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Posted on: September 5, 2017

[ARCHIVED] **City of Longwood Hurricane Irma Storm Preparations**



Duke Energy Outage reporting and status updates

At any time, customers can report power outages by:

  • Visiting on a desktop computer or mobile device
  • Texting OUT to 57801 (Standard text and data charges may apply)
  • Calling the automated outage-reporting system at 800.228.8485


City Staff is preparing for Hurricane Irma’s potential impact on Longwood. We have updated our City website with an emergency alert banner.

Sandbag Operations

Begin TOMORROW, Wednesday September 6th until Sunday, September 10th from 7:00am to 7:00pm (weather permitting). Public Works will be offering 10 sandbags per household to any Seminole County resident. Please bring a shovel. The Longwood Public Works building is located at 907 E SR 434 (behind Acme comics). Questions? Contact the City of Longwood Public Works Division at (407) 263-2382 Ext. 2

Shelter Information

No shelters are open at this time however as the storm approaches, this will change. You can find an Interactive Shelter Map here:

Shelters_9 2017

**Special Needs: Residents with special needs that may need sheltering assistance should register with Seminole County Emergency Management at 407-665-5102 or complete the Seminole County Special Needs Registration Form.

School Information

No school closing information is available at this time however SCPS is closely monitoring Hurricane Irma. The district will send messages to parents by phone, email, and will update their website and social media pages as needed regarding any impact on future school operations.

Update: 9/5/17 at 2:26 p.m.
***High School Football***
All Friday night football games will be played on Thursday night. This includes all home games and any away out of county games. Fr/JV games will either be played on Wednesday or rescheduled to a later date.

Additional Information

General Citizen Information phone number is 407-665-0000 or 311.

For additional preparedness information, visit:

For personal plan information visit:

As always, in emergencies call 911.

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