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Lake County EOC during Hurricane Jeane
The Lake County Emergency Operations Center in action during Hurricane Jeanne.

During a hurricane, staying advised of weather reports and information from the Lake County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is essential for your family’s safety.

If emergency personnel recommend that you evacuate your home because of an oncoming hurricane, you should follow their instructions. To learn of important notices, monitor radio and television reports. Listed below are some of the links the public has to emergency information.

Telephone
The Lake County Citizens Information Line (352-253-9999) is typically staffed 24 hours a day during a hurricane to provide residents with up-to-date emergency information.

Online
The online portal for Lake County hurricane-preparedness information is www.lakecountyfl.gov, keyword: hurricane. During an emergency, this Web site is updated frequently to provide residents with important information.

Radio

  • WLBE 790 AM
  • WVLG 640 AM
  • Z88.3 FM is the local entry point for Emergency Alert Stations (EAS). Z88.3 also operates the following stations in Lake County:
    • WMYZ 88.7 FM Clermont
    • W212BF 90.3 FM Tavares
    • W240BV 95.9 FM Mount Dora
    • W245AZ 96.9 FM Leesburg
    • W274AX 102.7 FM Groveland

Television
Government access stations Bright House channel 199, Florida Cable channel 4, Lake-Sumter Community College Television (Comcast cable channel 13) and LakeFront TV (Comcast cable channel 22) air news conferences from the Lake County EOC.

Regular updates are also typically available on local television stations: NBC affiliate WESH-TV channel 2; CBS affiliate WKMG-TV channel 6; ABC affiliate WFTV-TV channel 9; FOX35 channel 35; Central Florida News 13 (Bright House Network cable only)

Newspaper
Daily newspapers that provide Lake County emergency information include the Lake Sentinel, The Daily Commercial, The Villages Daily Sun and Ocala Star-Banner.

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