Lake County braces for Idalia

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — Beginning Tuesday, Lake County will be in 24/7 mode as everyone braces for Idalia to make landfall.


Lake County officials have already decided to close public schools on Wednesday. The sheriff’s office said heavy rescue vehicles are in strategic locations across the county, ready to be deployed if the time comes.

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While officials aren’t predicting severe impacts, they want people to take action now. That means being ready to shelter in place or evacuate ahead of time, especially with the potential for the storm track to shift.

Lake County is opening two shelters beginning at 3 p.m. Tuesday for anyone who needs a safe place to stay. They are located at Villages Elementary School and Lost Lake Elementary School.

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.

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