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Lawanna Gelzer Distributes Safety Supplies Before & After Hurricane Ian

Lawanna Gelzer, candidate for Orange County Commissioner in District 6, is urging Orlando residents to continue to heed the advice and instructions of local emergency workers as cleanup and recovery from Hurricane Ian continues in Central Florida. In preparation for the hurricane, Gelzer distributed critical safety supplies to Orange County residents, including:

  • 200 flashlights
  • 100 cases of water
  • Rain gear
  • Storm resource information

Once the storm passed, Gelzer and a team of volunteers from the Ms. Betty Resilience Hub continued to distribute additional supplies, including flashlights and cases of water to residents impacted by Ian. Orlando and Orange County have been added to FEMA Disaster Assistance for Florida.

Gelzer received the most votes in Orange County’s District 6 election in August, but will be in a November runoff election.

“I am asking everyone in District 6 and beyond to please follow the instructions from your local emergency management officials,” said Gelzer. “Please stay off the roads that are dangerous. Your property can be replaced but your life cannot. Please be smart and stay safe.”

For residents needing to charge cell phones and electronic devices, the Hub opened a post-storm charging station at 825 W. Washington St. in Orlando’s Parramore neighborhood. You may also reach the Hub directly at 407-807-3242.

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