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Emergency Communications

How we communicate with you during emergency

How We Communicate

Orange County employs many methods of communicating important information to you before, during and after emergencies or disasters. The information we communicate to you might tell you a tornado is coming, or a severe thunderstorm warning has been issued, or evacuate your home, or provide you a list of open shelters, or that an Amber Alert has been issued, or that a major road has been temporarily closed.

Many communications tools are available for us to use and for you to have available to receive such messages. These tools include television, radio, cell phones and smart phones, email and dedicated radio receivers. The methods we use include the Emergency Alert System (EAS), Orange County TV (OTV), OCAlert and OCFL Alert, NOAA Weather Radio and Amateur (Ham) Radio.

The links found to the left provide more information about these communications methods.

Contact Us

Office of Emergency Management
P.O. Box 5879
Winter Park, FL 32793

Phone: (407) 836-9140
Fax: (407) 737-2489

All e-mail sent to this address becomes part of Orange County public record. Comments received by our e-mail subsystem can be read by anyone who requests that privilege. In compliance with "Government in the Sunshine" laws, Orange County Government must make available, at request, any and all information not deemed a threat to the security of law enforcement agencies and personnel.