City Manager Says Clermont Is Prepared For Hurricane Irma
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CLERMONT (September 9, 2017) – The City of Clermont activated its Emergency Operations Center at 6PM on September 9, 2017. “Our Emergency Operations Team consists of 83 members including Police, Fire, Environmental Services, Public Works, IT, Finance and Communications, staging at three locations in the city: City of Clermont Police Station, Environmental Services on Hancock Road and the former Police Station in downtown said City Manager, Darren Gray.” Gray added, “Our team trains for the full force of these weather systems in a proactive manner.”
“Our Fire Department has been in communication with all city Assisted Living Facilities, nursing homes, shelters and South Lake Hospital to ensure the health and safety of residents and patients. We continue to stay in constant communication with State, regional and county officials. The city began distribution of sandbags to residents on Wednesday and ended distribution at 3PM today. Our Fire Department communicated with all commercial and residential construction sites to secure these sites in advance of the storm event. Our hotels are at full capacity with evacuees sheltering.” stated Gray.
Assistant Chief of Operations Emergency Manager, Joe Silvestris stated, “There is a high probability of tornados beginning Saturday night through Monday and we encourage all residents to remain off the roadways. Currently, there are no curfews in place for Lake County, though we strongly encourage residents to stay at home.”
The City of Clermont encourages residents and visitors to visit the city website and social media sites for real time information and updates.