Multiple Orange County roads still closed due to flooding

Multiple roads in Orange County are still closed due to historic levels of flooding brought on by Hurricane Ian.

During a hurricane update provided by the county on Monday, October 3, officials provided details on the ongoing recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Ian last week.

Currently, there are five roads in Orange County that continue to be closed due to flooding. Those include Rouse Road north of Buck Road, Reams Road, Lake Elleanor Drive, Lake Underhill at the Econ Trail, and Buck Road, west of Rouse Road.

Orange County emergency personnel are advising residents to steer clear of flooded roads, as hundreds of vehicles have sustained water damage as a result of water levels rising to historic heights.

In addition to the roads, Orange County Parks and Recreation facilities are still closed until further notice. That includes the South Econ Recreation Center, the Silver Star Recreation Center, Moss, West Beach Park, Dr. Phillips Park, and Blanchard Park/Little Econ Trail, among others.

Over the weekend, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office shared helicopter video of the devastating flood waters, which have submerged homes and vehicles across the county.

OCSO video shows flooding across Orange County

Officials say that although 14 inches of rainfall was received during the hurricane, flooding has continued in the aftermath of local lakes and rivers being overwhelmed.

Flooding in Orange County as seen from OCSO helicopter on September 30
Flooding in Orange County on September 30 as seen from an OCSO helicopter

For more information regarding the county’s recovery efforts, visit the Orange County Hurricane Ian update webpage.

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