Hurricane Irma Citizen's Information
To report a power outage - 352-735-7141
Mount Dora Electric Customers only
If you are serviced by SECO or Duke Energy, please call them at the numbers listed below.
UPDATE ON CITY SERVICES:
DEBRIS - The Debris Hauler, Crowder Gulf, have obtained the services of a fleet of trucks from Alabama. Two trucks are on site now waiting to be certified by our Debris Monitor. In addition, all the material will be taken to a contract debris management company. Thus no City owned sites will be required. We anticipate that hauling will begin in the Hilltop area of the City beginning late Monday afternoon, or Tuesday morning.
Waste Management will pick up bagged or containerized debris during yard waste pick up. Other debris, regardless of size, will be handled by the FEMA approved contractor for the city.
• Storm-related Vegetative Debris
o The county is mobilizing resources to pick-up storm-related debris at no charge to residents.
o Residents may bring storm-related vegetative debris to the Central Landfill Facility or convenience centers for disposal, free of charge.
o Alternately, storm debris can be left at the curb for pickup by a Solid Waste contractor over the next few weeks, free of charge.
o Be aware that outside contractors who approach residents seeking payment for storm debris removal are not affiliated with Lake County.
o If anyone is asked by their residential hauler for additional payment to remove debris, DO NOT PAY and immediately call 352-253-9999 to report this potentially fraudulent activity.
FALLEN TREES - You do not need a permit from Public Works to have a fallen tree removed.
WATER - Our water system was unaffected and the water from your faucet is safe to drink and bathe in. Toilets can be flushed.
GARBAGE - Waste Management trucks are continuing to pick up today but, due to the high volume, some areas may not be picked up today. The areas he identified at this time are east of 5th and Highland as well as Loch Leven and Lancaster; however, the trucks will be back in the city tomorrow morning to complete the areas that are not done today.
CITY OFFICES - Are open and back to business.
LAKE JOHN/DOGWOOD ESTATES EVENT - As of 9/21/2017 at noon - The City of Mount Dora has received confirmation that Lake John and Lake Gertrude meet the Florida Department of Health’s guideline for Public Bathing Areas. As such, both lakes are safe for human use.
OPERATION BLUE ROOF - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, FEMA and the Florida Division of Emergency Management is offering “Operation Blue Roof” to Lake County residents. Operation Blue Roof provides a temporary covering of blue plastic sheeting to help reduce further damage to property until permanent repairs can be made. The tarp is installed using strips of wood that are secured to the roof with nails or screws. This program is available at no cost to eligible primary homeowners in Lake County.
Operation Blue Roof will set up an office at Lake EMS, located at 2761 W. Old U.S. Highway 441, Mount Dora, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. beginning Wednesday, Sept. 27 at least through Monday, Oct. 2.
Only primary residences with standard shingled roofs are eligible to receive a temporary blue roof. Metal roofs and mobile homes may be repaired as practical on a case-by-case basis. Roofs with greater than 50 percent structural damage are not eligible for this program.
For rental property, legal permission for a blue roof to be installed must be obtained from the property owner. Renters must also obtain legal permission from their landlord to continue occupying the residence until more permanent repairs are made.
Homeowners must sign a Right of Entry (ROE) form to allow government employees and contractors onto their property to assess damage and install the temporary covering. ROE collection centers will be set up by Corps teams in convenient neighborhood locations. Updated information about collection center locations in each county will be distributed daily.
Current information is available on the Jacksonville District web site at www.saj.usace.army.mil/BlueRoof and at 1-888-ROOF-BLU (1-888-766-3258). Information is provided in both English and Spanish through this single number.
The City of Mount Dora Building Department permit window will be staffed with one permit technician to provide customer service for residents and businesses wishing to apply for electrical permits due to storm damage. One Building Inspector will be providing on-site electrical inspections and the Building Official will be on-duty, as well.
City Hall 1st floor Permitting will be open on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Please provide assistant for notification and advertisement of tomorrow’s permit service. Mickey Weiland, Building Official can be reached at 352-516-3657.
Building & Fire Prevention Construction Services
510 N. Baker St.
Mount Dora FL 32757
Ph: (352) 735-7115
Storm Debris Pickup
- A message from Waste Management Services
As you begin to clean up after the storm and remove debris, Waste Management wants to remind residents they must separate storm debris from residential garbage and recycling. FEMA, in conjunction with the city (and county) and contractors, will collect storm debris. Waste Management will continue to pick up household garbage and recycling.
Please do not blow leaves or sticks into the road. Collect them as well. This can cause storm drain blockage which, in turn, will cause flooding.