November 9, 2022: Under Mayoral Order Number 19-82, the City of Eustis has declared a Local State of Emergency in response to Tropical Storm Nicole. Tropical Storm Nicole is expected to possibly become Hurricane Nicole at landfall in the United States that could pose a significant and imminent threat to the health, safety, and welfare of the inhabitants of the City of Eustis. For updates, please check back on our website (eustis.org) and City FB page.
Mayoral Order Resolution Number 19-82(PDF, 342KB)
The Eustis Emergency Operations Center is activated upon the declaration of emergency by the Eustis City Commission. This action follows the State and County's declaration.
During this period, the City Manager is given control by the City Commission for a limited period of time as stated in the declaration of emergency. City employees and equipment are strategically placed in key locations in the city to protect the lives and property of the citizens.
Lake County Emergency Management is the agency responsible for opening public shelters throughout the county. Residents may call the following number to determine the existence and location of emergency shelters and to obtain other storm, safety, and weather information.
Lake County Emergency Management and the City of Eustis Emergency Operations Team has been tracking Tropical Storm Nicole and coordinating with local and state stakeholders to prepare for the impact to Lake County and the City of Eustis. Please review the important information for Eustis residents.
Sandbags at Fire Station 22 are not available at this time.
Traffic Signal Issues:
Call (352) 742-1766 or Lake County's Citizen Line (352) 253-9999. All Traffic signals are maintained by Lake County Traffic Operations.
Downed Powerlines – Call 911 if an Emergency.
Out of abundance of caution and for your safety, please stay as far away from the powerline and immediately call either Duke Energy at 1-800-228-8485 or SECO Energy at (352) 793-3801.
If you have DUKE Energy, visit: https://www.duke-energy.com/safety-and-preparedness/storm-safety
If you have SECO Energy, visit: https://secoenergy.com/stormcenter/
For more information on updates, please visit the County's Emergency Management Website at https://lakecountyfl.gov/emergency-management/storm-updates or call (352) 253-9999.
Due to the uncertain timing and track of the storm, there will be no WM collection operations on Thursday, 11/10.
Based on the current trajectory and intensity, normal collection schedules will resume normal operations on Friday, 11/11.
Post Storm Operations:
Once per week residential collection customers
Residential customers who normally receive once per week collection on Thursday will be serviced on Friday, 11/11.
Residential customers who normally receive once per week collection on Friday will be serviced on Saturday, 11/12.
Twice per week residential collection customers:
Residential customers who normally receive twice per week collection on Thursday will be collected on Monday, 11/14.
Friday twice per week residential customers will receive service on Friday, 11/11. No change in schedule.
Citizens' Information Line:
For Storm Updates, preparedness information, and to sign up for Alert Lake
, visit the Emergency Management webpage (lakecountyfl.gov/storm
Storm emergencies throughout Lake County may be reported to the Lake County Sheriff's office at (352) 343-2101.
In the event of a hurricane or severe storm events, residents of the City of Eustis may call the 24-hour public safety dispatch number to report public safety damages (downed trees, electrical wires, etc.) and to receive information regarding the opening of county-operated emergency shelters within the city.
Public Safety Dispatch: (352) 357-4121
Army Corps of Engineers
(provides tarps for damaged homes): 1-888-766-3259
(Federal Emergency Management Agency) Registration: 1-800-621-FEMA(3362) TTY: 1-800-462-7585
State of Florida Emergency Information 24-hour hotline
State Volunteer and Donations Hotline:
Department of Financial Services Insurance Claim Hotline:
Attorney General's Price Gouging Hotline:
Agricultural and Consumer Services Price Gouging Hotline:
Agency for Workforce Innovation Unemployment Claims
Emergency Internet Site or Call 1-800-204-2418
Salvation Army Donation Helpline:
American Red Cross:
Lake County Added to Amended Federal Disaster Declaration (for Hurricane Ian).
The Federal Disaster Declaration has been amended to include Lake County, opening eligibility for FEMA assistance after Hurricane Ian. Residents and households in Lake County can apply for FEMA Individual Assistance, which may include temporary housing assistance, essential
home repairs, and other uninsured disaster-related needs.
Applications will open to the public soon.
Impacted residents can apply for disaster assistance by:
Using the FEMA mobile app
Calling 800-621-3362 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Other resources available for residents and businesses include:
• Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and the State Emergency Response Team (SERT) activated the Business Damage Assessment Survey in response to the storm. Businesses impacted by the storm are encouraged to fill out this survey at www.FloridaDisaster.biz.
• The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) included Lake County in the disaster declaration for Hurricane Ian. Those interested in the program can learn more about SBA Disaster Loans by going to www.sba.gov.
Lake County staff members have been working hard to assess the extent of aid needed across the community. Residents and businesses are highly encouraged to report damage from the storm to the Lake County Property Appraiser’s office by calling 352-253-2150.
For information on Florida’s recovery from Hurricane Ian, visit