Preparing for Hurricane Irma

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Hurricane Irma approaches Florida

With the path of Hurricane Irma projected to pass over the state of Florida, we wanted to send out a message to our friends across the country to let you know that Habitat Seminole-Apopka has taken all precautionary measures possible to ensure the safety of our staff and homeowners. As of yet, it is not certain to what degree Seminole County and the greater Apopka area will be affected by this storm, but we are preparing for the worst as we pray for the best. 

  • We will continue to monitor the weather, but for those wondering, our ReStores will be closed beginning Friday 9/8, returning on Tuesday or as soon as safely possible. As always, our priority is the well-being of our staff and partner families, so we will continue to assess the situation as more information becomes available.
  • All job sites have been cleared of construction materials and debris in preparation for the storm, and they will be closed until further notice. 
  • Habitat for Humanity International is preparing to expand its hurricane recovery response for those in the projected path of the storm in Florida and positioning response equipment accordingly. 
  • For updated information about Habitat Seminole-Apopka's storm plans, check our Facebook page where we will be posting updates as we know more.

For our friends in Central Florida, please exercise caution and stay safe as you make preparations for Hurricane Irma. Remember that your best sources for information about the storm and evacuation orders are always SeminoleCounty, Florida and NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center. As always, thank you for your support.