City officials announce updates for Altamonte Springs after Hurricane Ian

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Florida. – Altamonte Springs city officials announced a list of updates for public amenities on Tuesday as crews continue to respond to impacts from Hurricane Ian.

Among the updates, officials provided the following list of openings and closures of city parks and centers.

  • Openings

    • The municipal library should reopen on Wednesday, October 5.

    • Westmonte Recreation Center, Hermits Trail Park, Turnbull Park and Sunshine Park are open and all classes, programs and amenities are available.

    • Merrill Park is scheduled to open on Saturday October 8 and Eastmonte Park is scheduled to open on Monday October 10.

  • Closures

    • Lake Lotus and Cranes Roost parks are closed until further notice due to flooding. Park amenities will not be available during this time.

    • The Orienta Lake boat ramp is closed and all boating is prohibited due to the current level of the lake.

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City officials also said the following events at Cranes Roost Park have been canceled.

  • Cranes Roost Sunset Cinema — October 8

  • Uptown Vibes – October 14

  • Date Night in the Plaza – October 15

  • Nightly fountain shows

Altamonte Fit Club will resume in the square from October 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., according to a statement from the city.

Due to severe flooding from Hurricane Ian, officials said motorboats were banned from the roads. Drivers are also not allowed to drive fast enough on flooded roads to create a wake, as wakes can cause further flooding, officials said.

Cars will be restricted to a 5mph speed limit on the following rights-of-way and streets as flooding continues, the statement said.

  • Agnes Drive

  • Drive Darwin

  • Diana Walk

  • Orienta Lake Road

  • lemon tree yard

  • Wekiva small road

  • Magnolia Drive

  • Peachwood Boardwalk

  • Spring Oak Route

  • court of the sun

  • Tropic Hill

  • Training under the oak tree

  • Weathersfield Avenue

  • Avenue William

According to the release, crews are still clearing roads and removing debris in Altamonte Springs. In the meantime, regular household garbage and recycling collection continued on its normal collection schedule.

Under FEMA rules, household trash and storm debris must be collected separately, so officials said residents should divide debris and trash into the following separate piles.

  • garden waste — large branches and branches of trees; no grouping required

  • Bagged yard waste — smaller objects such as leaves, twigs and plants

  • Construction and demolition — construction debris such as fences, roofing, wood, drywall, carpeting, plastic and glass

  • Waste and recycling — regular waste and recycling are picked up on normal collection days

There is no bag limit, although all items must be placed curbside on a public right-of-way between the road and the sidewalk for collection – not in a private yard or on the street.

Officials also asked residents not to pile or lean the debris on mailboxes, trees, poles or other structures. Different teams will collect the types of debris, which means pick-up times will vary, according to the release.

On Saturday, the city will host FEMA support crews from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Westmonte Recreation Center near 624 Bills Lane.

Officials said FEMA representatives will help hurricane victims who are underinsured or uninsured apply for assistance, including funds for temporary housing, home repairs and other expenses. caused by a disaster not covered by insurance.

For more information or to apply online, call 1-800-621-3362 or click here.

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