Happening today: Orange County to approve contractor for Orlo Vista flood mitigation project

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Orange County commissioners are expected to move forward with a project to prevent flooding in the Orlo Vista area.


That community has experienced major flooding issues for years, from Hurricane Irma to most recently, Hurricane Ian.

More than 100 homes in Orlo Vista were under water when the storm hit in late September.

Now, the plan is to widen retention ponds and add pumps by 2024.

READ: Orlo Vista residents to wait another hurricane season before effects of $23M flood relief plan

On Tuesday, county officials are expected to award a construction contract to North Carolina-based Thalle Construction Company.

READ: Orange County leaders discuss plans to fix Orlo Vista flooding issues

The cost for improvements will come with a price tag of more than $21.5 million.

Channel 9′s Christy Turner is at the Board of County Commissioners meeting to monitor the board’s decision.

Stay with WFTV.com and watch Eyewitness News for updates on this story.

READ: More than 500 Orlo Vista homes flooded after Irma

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