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Hurricane Irma general information
Information from Waste Management regarding solid waste and debris pick up:
WM Hurricane Irma Prep (003).pdf

Please note:  There will be no yard waste or bulk collection service until further notice.

September 7th update:

Based on the latest trajectory and intensity of Hurricane Irma, Waste Management of Wildwood will cease normal collection operations on Saturday afternoon, and will not operate on Monday, September 11th.

Normal collections may resume on Tuesday unless post storm conditions prohibit safe operations due to flooding, road blockages, down trees, power lines etc.

An assessment of  post storm conditions is anticipated to be performed on Monday afternoon.  If applicable, it is imperative that roads must be cleared by emergency clean up and utility crews before resuming services in order to ensure the safety of our employees and the general public.

September 8th information
Residential Guidelines – Separating Garbage from Storm Debris at the Curb

As individuals and families return to the areas affected by Hurricane and Tropical Storm Irma to begin the cleanup process, it is important that storm debris remain separate from residential garbage and recycling.  FEMA, operating in conjunction with the county, municipalities and contractors will collect storm debris, and Waste Management will collect household garbage and recycling. Separating household waste from storm debris will allow Waste Management employees to collect your household garbage more quickly and safely, helping to prevent spoilage and avoid safety hazards.

SAFETY GUIDELINES Keep storm debris separate from your regular household garbage and recycling. Be sure the debris and waste containers are not blocking mailboxes, power lines, storm drains or fire hydrants.  Keep roadways and sidewalks as clear as possible.   Avoid parking your car near debris piles and waste containers.  Keep children and pets away from debris piles and waste containers, and watch them carefully when heavy equipment is in the area.  Drive carefully when behind debris-loaded trucks. Materials can fly out causing an accident or a driving hazard. Leave a safe distance between your vehicle and the truck. 

For additional storm debris information, please visit

Information from Lake County regarding sand bags and pick up locations:

Sandbag Pickup Locations.pdf

General Information from Lake County including list of shelters
Lake County Emergency Shelters to open Saturday

            TAVARES — To accommodate local residents and an influx of travelers evacuating South Florida, Lake County is opening 13 emergency shelters at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9.
Shelter guests are encouraged to bring their IDs for expedited check-in.

All nine Lake County general public and special needs shelters are pet friendly.

  • Mascotte Elementary, 460 Midway Ave., Mascotte
  • Round Lake Elementary, 31333 Round Lake Road, Mount Dora
  • Spring Creek Elementary, 44440 Spring Creek Road, Paisley
  • Treadway Elementary, 10619 Treadway School Road, Leesburg
  • Villages Elementary, 695 Rolling Acres Road, Lady Lake  
  • Astatula Elementary, 13925 Florida Ave., Astatula
  • Leesburg Elementary, 2229 South St., Leesburg  
  • Lost Lake Elementary, 1901 Johns Lake Road, Clermont
  • Umatilla Elementary, 401 Lake St., Umatilla
ADDITIONAL SHELTER LOCATIONS (not pet friendly; not special needs)
  • Leesburg High School, 1401 Yellow Jacket Way, Leesburg  
  • East Ridge Middle School, 13201 Excalibur Road, Clermont
  • Tavares High School, 603 N. New Hampshire Ave., Tavares  
  • Eustis High School, 1300 E. Washington Ave., Eustis
One gallon of water per person and pet for three days
Non-perishable food and snacks items for three days
Foods that meet unusual dietary requirements
Prescriptions and emergency medications
Important personal documents
Extra clothing, pillows, blankets, sleeping bags, hygiene supplies and other comfort items
Supplies needed for children and infants, such as diapers, formula and toys
Special items for family members who are elderly or disabled
Chargers for any electronic devices you bring with you
Books, games and other ways to entertain your family and yourself

Pets must be brought to shelters in a carrier or crate that is marked with the owner’s name, address and two phone numbers. Owners must have documentation of up-to-date rabies vaccinations for their pets. Owners are responsible for taking care of their pets. It is recommended pet owners bring all pet supplies, such as food and water, litter and litter box and leash.
Pet friendly emergency shelters are open only to domestic pets only. No livestock will be admitted. For livestock, it is recommended to safely mark animals and leave them in pastures.

 The Citizens Information Line is open from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. for those needing information and can be reached at 352-253-9999. To sign up for the latest emergency notifications, visit For more information about Emergency Management, visit and follow Emergency Management at and


Lake County Declares Local State of Emergency


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City of Umatilla, 1 South Central Ave, PO Box 2286, Umatilla FL 32784
Phone: (352) 669-3125   Fax: (352) 669-8313