• Hurricane Irma: Osceola County damage of down trees, debris, flooding

    By: WFTV Web Staff


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    High winds from Hurricane Irma caused a number of downed trees and power lines in Osceola County.

    Channel 9’s Julie Salomone went to the homes off Lakeshore in Kissimmee and saw a number of downed trees, branches and flooding.

    Several children in a Hunter’s Creek subdivision told Eyewitness News they slept in a closet while the storm rolled through Saturday into Sunday morning.

    No major injuries have been reported.

    Photos: Hurricane Irma damage in Osceola County

    Kissimmee police said a majority of traffic lights on Vine Street are not functioning Monday.

    In a news release, police said, “If you come to an intersection where traffic lights are not working, please treat the intersections as a four-way stop.  However, the city of Kissimmee does remain under a curfew until 6:00 p.m. and citizens should not be traveling.” 

    Pamela Evans was rushing to the Pebble Point subdivision in Kissimmee Monday to help her mother, but wasn't sure if she would be able to get through the water.

    "Woe, I don't think my car's going to make it," she said. 

    Seeing the water, Evans had to scrap her original plans and try to come up with something else. 

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    The city of St. Cloud said crews responded to reports of downed trees on roads, and they will also be working on drainage issues.

    The city officials said in a release that “residents are urged to stay inside, (and that) curfew ends at 6 p.m. Monday.”

    Officials said that several of the lift stations within the city are not functioning, mainly due to power outages.

    “Please restrict flushing toilets as much as possible. City personnel are working on contingency plans, but the assistance of city water customers is needed,” the release said.

    A county-wide curfew remains in effect through 6 p.m. Monday.

    There are still floodings concern in the Buenaventura Lakes, The Good Samaritan Village and Sherwood Forest communities, as well as Mill Slough in Kissimmee.

    Residents are urged to call 911 only during emergencies and 407-742-0000 for non-emergencies.

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