Orange County judge declares disaster ahead of Hurricane Delta

  • Hurricane Delta forecast from the National Hurricane Center
    Hurricane Delta forecast from the National Hurricane Center

Orange County Judge John Gothia is issuing a disaster declaration for Orange County in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Delta, which is predicted to hit land Friday, Oct. 9. In an abundance of caution, if you live in coastal low areas of Orange County the county judge urges you to take the necessary precautions for a potential 2-foot to 4-foot storm surge.

Orange County non-emergency offices will be closed Friday, Oct. 9.

Due to the debris that already in the area, the Orange County Office of Emergency Management (OCOEM) warns that tropical storm force winds are forecast to hit the area beginning Friday. Citizens are urged to maintain situational awareness due to the potential of flying debris. Residents are urged to monitor the local weather stations due to the fast-changing forecast of Hurricane Delta, recommends OCOEM. 

Visit The Examiner website or the National Hurricane Center website for updates.