Seminole County August 28, 2015
Seminole County is opening sandbag operations this afternoon at Soldiers Creek Park located at 2400 S.R. 419 in Longwood. Hours of operations are from 3:30p.m. - 7:00p.m. today and on Saturday from 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. Residents must bring a shovel and fill bags on site.
City is providing sand and bags for City residents at the following locations:
830 Magnolia Drive (off S Ronald Reagan Blvd)
624 Bills Lane (off Spring Oaks Blvd)
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714 Residents must bring their own shovel as this is a self-service operation.
For more information, please contact us at (407) 571-8340 during normal business hours or at (407) 571-8686 for after hour questions.
City of Longwood is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Erika to
determine its path and if the system will have any impact on its Residents. While weather
forecasts and models remain uncertain about Erika’s exact path and intensity, the Longwood City
Commission, Police, Fire, EMS and Service Personnel are ready to respond should the need
Based on the current forecast, the Seminole County Office of Emergency Management advises
that we can expect 3-5 inches of rain starting this Sunday. Seminole County currently has a 30-
40% chance of receiving tropical storm force winds beginning mid-day Monday. The Seminole
County School Board will notify families via text over the weekend regarding school
openings/closures. At this time, schools will be open on Monday.
The City of Longwood has a detailed storm response plan. As part of our preparation, we are
checking equipment, supplies and inventories and contacting contractor crews to ensure we have
adequate materials to make repairs and respond to emergencies. All lake levels have been
evaluated and lowered where necessary.
On Saturday, August 29, 2015 and Sunday, August 30, 2015 from 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM each day,
the City of Longwood Public Works Department will be issuing sandbags to all interested
residents; there is a 10 bag limit per person. The Public Works Department is located at 907 E
SR 434 behind Acme Comics.
The Longwood Storm Information Line will be activated at 5:00 PM today and can be reached at
The City of Longwood urges Citizens to:
§ Check supplies of flashlights, batteries, bottled water, non-perishable foods, medicines, etc.
§ Ensure a portable, battery-operated radio, TV or NOAA weather radio is on hand.
§ Secure all loose items around your property.
§ Never use gas grills or bring a generator inside. Such equipment should be operated only
outdoors, and only in well-ventilated areas. Manufacturer instructions should be followed.
§ Check on family members, friends and neighbors who have special medical needs or who are
elderly, to ensure they have necessary emergency supplies.
§ Determine now what action they would take in the event of an extended power outage.
For more information on how to prepare for severe weather, hurricane safety kits and safety tips,