After Hurricane Ian, all guests visiting Orlando will need to know about this important warning.
Over a week ago, we began our coverage of Hurricane Ian. It officially hit Florida and the Orlando area on Wednesday night, and Disney World has been taking precautions. First, the parks and Disney Springs were closed Wednesday and Thursday.
Damage from such a strong storm is to be expected, and it appears the first round occurred during the first night of the storm, September 28. You can read about flooding at the Swan and Dolphin and damaged buildings at the Contemporary in this post.
Now that the parks are reopened, we are seeing the damages caused at various points around the theme parks. At this time, it does not appear any major damage has been sustained. You can check out how Hurricane Ian affected attractions HERE.
Warning for City of Orlando
Guests visiting will want to take note that the City of Orlando has now placed a water usage advisory for all residents. Due to the effects of Hurricane Ian on the city’s sanitary sewer, the Orlando water supply has been affected. At first, this advisory was to be in place until yesterday, October 2nd, at 2:00 pm.
This water usage advisory is now extended until further notice. The official announcement states, “Emergency Alert. Water usage advisory due to sanitary sewer damage from Hurricane Ian, the city of Orlando is issuing an immediate water usage advisory as wastewater staff is conducting emergency repairs to return sewer service.”
Residents of Orlando are asked to limit their water usage as they correct this issue. The water in Orlando does not need to be treated but is simply limited at this time. Residents are asked to limit the following: flushing toilets, doing laundry, washing dishes, taking showers/baths, and using irrigation systems.
Orlando residents are asked to limit the following: flushing toilets, doing laundry, washing dishes, taking showers/baths, and using irrigation systems.
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