Storm Updates

The City of Altamonte Springs continues to clean, repair and restore our community after Hurricane Nicole.

City Parks and Recreational Programs

Openings

  • Eastmonte, Merrill, Lake Lotus, Westmonte, Hermits Trail, Turnbull and Sunshine parks will reopen on Saturday, November 12. All park amenities are available. All scheduled programming such as baseball, basketball, softball, flag football, cheerleading and the outdoor pool will resume.
  • Cranes Roost Park opens Saturday, November 12. (Amphitheater is closed.)

Closures

  • Lake Lotus Park and the Lake Orienta boat ramp remain closed.
  • Pursuant to City Ordinance 9-33, all boating on Lake Orienta is prohibited until the water returns to a safe level.

Debris Collection

The City will collect storm and bulk vegetative debris through Friday, November 18. Smaller items such as leaves, plants, twigs, etc. must be bagged, bundled or in a container.

Restricted Speed Limits Due to Flooding

Due to flooding caused by Hurricane Nicole, the City has restricted vehicular travel speed limits in various rights-of-ways and streets to speeds of five (5) mph effective by Emergency Executive Order No. 2022-05.

  • Lake Orienta Drive
  • McNorton Road
  • N. Weathersfield Avenue
  • Spring Oaks Boulevard
  • Little Wekiva Road
  • Lemonwood Court
  • Peachwood Drive

An idle speed/no wake boating restricted area has been established for all portions of Seminole County. Motorists are not permitted to drive fast enough through flooded roadways to create a wake. Wakes can cause further flooding and damage. Operating a motorized boat on roadways is also prohibited. For more information, visit www.PrepareSeminole.org.

Flood Safety Tips

  • Residents should avoid driving in moving water, regardless of the size of the vehicle. 
  • Road surfaces become disguised and drivers can unknowingly steer into a deep body of water, such as a canal or pond. 
  • Electricity from streetlights and power poles may be present in standing water, causing a deadly shock to anyone coming in contact with it. 
  • Those who come in contact with contaminated standing water can become sick or be bitten by snakes, floating insects or other wildlife. 
  • Individuals who come in contact with floodwaters should thoroughly wash and rinse any exposed body parts with soap and disinfected water.

Power Outages

If you experience down lines or related issues, contact Duke Energy at (800) 228-8485.

Last updated 11/11/2022 at 3:29 p.m.