Orange County declares state of emergency after snowstorm blankets county

ORANGE COUNTY (January 17, 2018) -- Orange County has declared a state of emergency after a snowstorm dumped as much as 12 inches of snow in some parts of the county. The declaration was signed by Mark Dorosin, Chair of the Orange County Board of Commissioners.

Orange County emergency officials urge residents to stay inside due to extreme cold weather and impassable roads until conditions improve.

A state of emergency declaration is issued for the safety and well-being of residents. The declaration allows a county to implement emergency procedures and is the initial step for receiving state or federal resources or reimbursements, should it be needed.

The declaration will automatically expire in five days unless it is modified or rescinded. 

  • Click here to read the amended declaration.