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The National Hurricane Center expects tropical storm force winds to hit Seminole County, which prompted the county to issue voluntary evacuations for people in mobile, manufactured homes or homes in flood-prone areas. Whether you live in Oviedo, Winter Springs or unincorporated Seminole County, we have information and important links that will keep you informed as Nicole storms through.   

Winter Springs 

In an email update earlier in the week, Mayor Kevin McCann said the stormwater utility was in “good shape” for the storm. 

He said the city’s staff was continuing to “clear waterways and make improvements in anticipation of rain”. He added that crews were still picking up debris from Hurricane Ian. 

Residents can sign up for e-alerts from the city here

Get more updates and information here


The city’s website has sandbag locations and updated operating hours, information on debris, garbage and recycling collection, city facility closures, well-water testing information, an online portal to report power outages, FEMA assistance information and more. 

Find the city’s Hurricane Nicole information page here

Seminole County 

According to Seminole County Emergency Manager Alan Harris, flooding levels at Lake Harney and Lake Jessup just receded to the minor flooding stage from Hurricane Ian’s torrential rains, but he said Hurricane Nicole has the potential to bring those levels up into the moderate flood stage. 

Residents surrounding Lake Harney said they are working to secure their homes and said they’ll fall back on measures they relied on during Hurricane Ian, such as hauling cars across State Road 46 if it floods again. That road remained impassible for weeks after Hurricane Ian caused Lake Harney to swell across it. 

Find the county’s Storm Dashboard here.

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