Okeechobee County and the City of Okeechobee have issued a county-wide burn ban effective immediately until further notice. This burn ban prohibits burning of yard trash, and other types of fires such as campfires, bonfires, and burn barrels. For more information contact Okeechobee County Fire Rescue at 863-763-5544 or Okeechobee City Fire Department at 863-467-1586.
Okeechobee County Florida Board of County Commissioners
The natural gas power plant facility is to be named the Okeechobee Clean Energy Center will cost an estimated $1.2 billion to construct, and will be capable of providing power to 300,000 homes in South Florida.