Volusia is under a hurricane warning
The National Hurricane Center has declared a hurricane warning for Volusia County. Hurricane warnings indicate that hurricane conditions (sustained winds of 74 mph or higher with frequent gusts) are expected somewhere within the specified area. Because hurricane preparedness activities become difficult once winds reach tropical storm force (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph), the hurricane warning is issued 36 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds to allow for important preparation.
All county divisions and numerous public agencies are coordinating with the county’s emergency management team. Volusia County has initiated a full emergency activation at the Emergency Operations Center in Daytona Beach.
All bridges will close to vehicular traffic when sustained wind speeds reach 39 mph.
The Main Street and Highbridge drawbridges will remain open to vehicular traffic until sustained wind speeds reach 39 mph, but they will not open for marine traffic after 5 p.m. today until the storm passes.
Four shelters are accepting residents.
General population shelters are:
- Mainland High School, 1255 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach
- DeLand High School, 800 N. Hill Ave., DeLand
Special needs shelters are:
- Atlantic High School, 1259 Reed Canal Road, Port Orange
- Galaxy Middle School, 2400 Eustace Ave., Deltona
Ocean Center parking garage
The gate arms of the Ocean Center parking garage will remain open from noon today through noon Saturday. Residents may park without charge.
- Daytona State College campuses will remain closed through Friday, Sept. 30. College officials plan to reopen Monday, Oct. 3, for all classes and activities; all campus services and offices will open at 8 a.m. The college will continue to monitor the situation and communicate updates.
- All Volusia Sheriff’s Office administrative offices will be closed today, Sept. 28, and tomorrow, Sept. 29.