Mandatory evacuation of the Good Samaritan village lifted; Town hall meeting tonight

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Osceola County officials announced Monday afternoon the mandatory evacuation order issued for Good Samaritan Society – Kissimmee Village after heavy rains from Hurricane Ian flooded the neighborhood, has been lifted.

Since the floodwaters receded and power was restored to the community, the county was able to rescind the order that was put in place on September 30 for what the county said was, “the safety and well-being of residents of the Good Samaritan due to the continued presence of flood waters, flood damage, limited utilities, and necessary repairs to the community’s sewage treatment facility .

In a Monday statement, the county said oOfficials have been in contact with staff from the Good Samaritan Society and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to ensure a plan is approved for the restoration of the community‘s sewage treatment facility, as well as a draft plan for the disposal of waste water. The County Office of Building Safety inspected structures for solvency and coordinated with utilities as needed to ensure safe restoration of service.

A public meeting is scheduled for this evening (Monday) at 6 p.m. at the Osceola County Housing and Community Services Building, located at 1392 E. Vine Street in the Mill Creek Plaza (at the corner of 192 and Michigan Street, near Cici’s Pizza). Representatives from local and federal resources, including FEMA, Insurance and Community Legal Services, and the Osceola Council on Aging and the Senior Resource Alliance, should be available.

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