Winter Park issues curfew until 5 p.m. due to extensive flooding

click to enlarge Winter Park issues curfew until 5 p.m. due to extensive flooding
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The City of Winter Park has placed a curfew on residents until 5 p.m. today.

The curfew is in response to widespread flooding in the city and tree debris making roadways unsafe. The city asks that residents remain indoors due to unsafe conditions including possible downed power lines that can cause injury or death if they are still live.  They also ask that residents don't pile debris on the curb at this time as it may hinder clean-up efforts or become floating debris in the event of further flooding.

It is never safe to walk through floodwaters. Water hides hazards. The safest place to be is inside your home.

The city notes that the curfew may be extended if flooding continues. Residents with non-emergency questions can call the city's call center at 407-599-3494.

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