We hope you're enjoying our site. You've read one of your seven free stories for the month. Log in for open access.

<p></p><p></p>

View previous updates on Hurricane Dorian here.

UPDATE: AUG. 31 2:08 p.m.

{{tncms-inline content=”&lt;p dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt;County Manager George Recktenwald and Emergency Management Director Jim Judge provided updates on Hurricane Dorian&amp;rsquo;s movement and Volusia County&amp;rsquo;s preparations during a news conference today.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;&amp;ldquo;Dorian is still a very strong hurricane at 150 mph, with 8 mph forward speed,&amp;rdquo; said Judge. &amp;ldquo;The storm is projected to stay to the east of Volusia County, but we are by no means out of harm&amp;rsquo;s way.&amp;rdquo;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;According to Judge, Volusia County can expect 40 to 50 mph tropical storm force winds for eight to 12 hours or more on Tuesday and Wednesday. The county could receive wind gusts of 55 to 60 mph and four to eight inches of rain in most areas. The coast and some low-lying areas could receive 10 to 12 inches of rain.&lt;/span&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;&amp;ldquo;We still have three days before the storm makes its way up to our area,&amp;rdquo; Judge added. &amp;ldquo;There is a 100-mile error cone to the projected path, so it could move a little further east or west. We could get stronger winds than are currently forecast.&amp;rdquo;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt;Emergency Management staff continues to monitor the storm&amp;rsquo;s progress and remains in close contact with the State Emergency Management Office, National Hurricane Center and the National Weather Service regarding conditions in Volusia County.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;&amp;ldquo;Hurricane Dorian is still expected to have major impacts on the county,&amp;rdquo; Recktenwald stressed. &amp;ldquo;I need to reiterate that this is a slow-moving storm and it&amp;rsquo;s days away, so there is still a chance for it to switch paths. Even 10 miles east or west can make a difference in conditions in Volusia County. I urge everyone to remain vigilant, continue to watch the forecasts, and keep your preparations in place. There is a 100-mile cone of uncertainty, so it could easily be right up against our coast. Either way, we&amp;rsquo;re going to have nasty weather on Tuesday and Wednesday.&amp;rdquo;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;Based on today&amp;rsquo;s forecast and the slowing approach of the storm, the county has made some adjustments to its preparations.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt;Updated information:&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt; &lt;p dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;Mandatory evacuations may be ordered Monday, Sept. 2. This order will be for residents who live on the beachside and in low-lying areas and RV and mobile homes throughout Volusia County.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;/li&gt; &lt;li dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt; &lt;p dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;Shelters will open at 10 a.m. Monday. A list of shelters can be found at&lt;/span&gt; &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.volusia.org/pin&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;www.volusia.org/pin&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span&gt;.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;/li&gt; &lt;li dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt; &lt;p dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;When shelters open, Votran will provide free transportation along regular service routes, as well as to shelters.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;/li&gt; &lt;li dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt; &lt;p dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;Beachfront parks and vehicle access ramps will remain open Sunday. Other county parks will be open Sunday and Monday.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;/li&gt; &lt;li dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt; &lt;p dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;Libraries will be open normal hours on Sunday, Sept. 1. They will be closed Monday due to Labor Day.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;” id=”ad587d42-794c-4a9e-9784-eb3a080e795b” style-type=”update” title=”2:07 p.m. Timeline changes as Dorian moves eastward” type=”relcontent”}}


UPDATE: AUG. 31 1:31 p.m.

{{tncms-inline content=”&lt;p&gt;DELAND &amp;mdash; Volusia County Schools is closely monitoring Hurricane Dorian with our Emergency Management partners. We will continue to monitor this hurricane and provide updates daily.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;Here are some important updates:&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;Shelters are now scheduled to open on Monday, September 2, 2019 based on the most recent storm tracking update.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;All schools and district offices are closed on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. If any additional school closings are necessary, they will be announced Monday afternoon September 2, 2019.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;Volusia County has information here:&amp;nbsp;&lt;a href=&quot;https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.volusia.org%2F&amp;amp;data=02%7C01%7Ckjschulz%40volusia.k12.fl.us%7C6c08928810ba4ac0bc8608d72d477d6c%7C93e9784b350740ffbc0159ea8a1a7b71%7C0%7C0%7C637027657373785307&amp;amp;sdata=tVB7Si1kpC1nrZjn60ubluciW91w8gHNlo2KN0Ga6k8%3D&amp;amp;reserved=0&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; data-saferedirecturl=&quot;https://www.google.com/url?q=https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.volusia.org%252F%26data%3D02%257C01%257Ckjschulz%2540volusia.k12.fl.us%257C6c08928810ba4ac0bc8608d72d477d6c%257C93e9784b350740ffbc0159ea8a1a7b71%257C0%257C0%257C637027657373785307%26sdata%3DtVB7Si1kpC1nrZjn60ubluciW91w8gHNlo2KN0Ga6k8%253D%26reserved%3D0&amp;amp;source=gmail&amp;amp;ust=1567359033179000&amp;amp;usg=AFQjCNFT6KKsXeo-RsynwNL4IMjUMnPAMQ&quot;&gt;https://www.volusia.org/&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;” id=”034169a8-bf83-47aa-b59d-a728e3ff9e76″ style-type=”update” title=”1:31 p.m. HURRICANE SHELTER UPDATE” type=”relcontent”}}


UPDATE: AUG. 31 11:20 a.m.

{{tncms-inline content=”&lt;p&gt;As of the National Hurricane Center’s 11 a.m. advisory, Hurricane Dorian is an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm with peak sustained winds of 150 mph.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;Saturday morning, the storm was bearing down on The Bahamas, and moving&amp;nbsp;west slowly at 8 mph.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&quot;… a slower westward motion should continue into early next week. On this track, the core of Dorian should move over the Atlantic well north of the southeastern and central Bahamas today, be near or over the northwestern Bahamas on Sunday, and move near the Florida east coast late Monday through Tuesday,&quot; the NHC advisory reads.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;There remains some uncertainty as to whether the center of Dorian will make landfall in Florida, or hug the coast as it travels north. Either way, dangerous wind, rain and storm surge remain a threat to people near Florida’s east coast.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;East Central Florida remains squarely within the &quot;cone of uncertainty&quot; for Dorian, according to the NHC.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;For the latest official forecast information, visit www.nhc.noaa.gov.&lt;/p&gt;” id=”d48a2c78-5639-4604-a019-0902d97efa13″ style-type=”update” title=”11 a.m. advisory shows 150 mph winds” type=”relcontent”}}


UPDATE: AUG. 31 1:22 p.m.

{{tncms-inline content=”&lt;p dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;Residents living in the unincorporated areas of Volusia County can obtain sand and bags at the following locations today, Aug. 31, beginning at noon. Residents should bring their own shovels and be prepared to fill their own bags.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt; &lt;p dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;Volusia County Corrections facility, 1354 Indian Lake Road, Daytona Beach&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;/li&gt; &lt;li dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt; &lt;p dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;Oak Hill Fire Station, 213 N. U.S. 1, Oak Hill&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;/li&gt; &lt;li dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt; &lt;p dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;Volusia County Road and Bridge, 200 N. State Road 415, Osteen&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;/li&gt; &lt;li dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt; &lt;p dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;Pierson Fire Station, 132 N. Fountain Drive, Pierson&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;/li&gt; &lt;li dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt; &lt;p dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;Volusia County Fairgrounds, 3150 E. State Road 44, DeLand&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;/li&gt; &lt;li dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt; &lt;p dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;Hiles Boulevard Off-Beach Parking Lot, 4516 S. Atlantic Ave., New Smyrna Beach&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;/li&gt; &lt;li dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt; &lt;p dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;Michael Crotty Bicentennial Park, 1800 Ocean Shore Blvd., Ormond-by-the-Sea&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;span&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;Daytona Beach&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;Sandbag supplies are available today until 7 p.m. in the parking lot off of Jean Street, east of the police department&amp;rsquo;s Midtown Precinct at 995 Orange Ave. Please bring your own shovels. There is a limit of 10 bags per person.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;span&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;DeBary&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;Sand and bags are available at City Hall, 16 Colomba Road, until 5 p.m. today, Aug. 31. Residents should bring their own shovels and be prepared to fill their own bags. There is a limit of 10 bags per household and a valid ID with verification of DeBary address is required.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;span&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;Edgewater&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;Sand is available at the locations below. Residents should bring their own shovels and bags and be prepared to fill their bags. Sand pile locations are available 24 hours a day. Sand pile locations are:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt; &lt;p dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;Fire Station 57, 2628 Hibiscus Drive&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;/li&gt; &lt;li dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt; &lt;p dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;Menard May Park, 413 South Riverside Drive&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;/li&gt; &lt;li dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt; &lt;p dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;Mango Tree Lake, 901 Mango Tree Drive&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;/li&gt; &lt;li dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt; &lt;p dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;Airpark staging area, 1898 Airpark Road&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;span&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;New Smyrna Beach&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;Sand and sand bags are available at Maintenance Operations Headquarters, 124 Industrial Park Ave; Pettis Park, at the intersection of Jefferson Street and Inwood Avenue (unstaffed); and 27th Avenue Beachfront Park, 3701 S. Atlantic Ave.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;span&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;Valid photo identification and proof of residency (e.g., property tax bill, utility bill, rental agreement) or business ownership (e.g., property tax bill, business license, tax receipt, utility bill, lease agreement) are required. Residents are also asked to bring their own shovels.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;span&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;Each residence and business are eligible to receive up to ten free sand bags from the city and may bring additional personal sand bags. If none are available, double-bagged trash bags and pillow cases are recommended. Participants should also bring their own shovels.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;span&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;City staff will be onsite until 4:30 p.m.; then the remaining sand piles will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until they are depleted.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;span&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;Please call Maintenance Operations at (386) 424-2205 for further information.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;span&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;Ormond Beach&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;Staff and limited sand bag supplies are available daily between 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Aug. 31 through Sept. 2 at the Nova Community Center, 440 N. Nova Road, and the Ormond Beach Sports Complex, 700 Hull Road (next to ball field five.) Sand will remain after-hours until sundown in both locations, but residents should bring their own shovels and sandbags during non-staffed hours.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;span&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;Port Orange&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt; &lt;p dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;Sand and bags are available until gone at the following sites:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;/li&gt; &lt;li dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt; &lt;p dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;Southwinds Soccer Complex, 1200 Richel Drive&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;/li&gt; &lt;li dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt; &lt;p dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;Spruce Creek Road Park, 481 Central Park Blvd. (by the ball fields)&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;/li&gt; &lt;li dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt; &lt;p dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;Coraci Park, 5200 Coraci Blvd.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;/li&gt; &lt;li dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt; &lt;p dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;Airport Road Park, 6751 Airport Road)&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;span&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;Residents need to show proof of residency and can fill their own bags or city supplied bags. Residents should bring a shovel. If residents bring their own bags, please make sure they are small trash bags and are double bagged. There is a limit of 10 bags per household.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;” id=”c04e9f7b-6172-4ac3-98ae-767d0c9ea655″ style-type=”update” title=”1:22 p.m. Updated sandbag information” type=”relcontent”}}

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here