Tropical Storm Watch issued for Volusia County

Volusia County Chair Jeff Brower has issued a declaration of local emergency.


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  • | 12:35 p.m. August 28, 2023
Tropical Storm Idalia is forecasted to become a hurricane on Tuesday. Photo courtesy of the National Hurricane Center
Tropical Storm Idalia is forecasted to become a hurricane on Tuesday. Photo courtesy of the National Hurricane Center
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The NOAA National Hurricane Center has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for Volusia County. This means a tropical storm with winds of 39 to 73 mph poses a possible threat within 48 hours. The watch does not mean tropical storm conditions will occur; it only means these conditions are possible.

Conditions will begin to deteriorate Tuesday afternoon, and there is a potential for beach erosion in Volusia County.

Emergency declarations

Gov. Ron DeSantis has amended his emergency declaration to include Volusia County.

Volusia County Chair Jeff Brower has issued a declaration of local emergency.

Sandbags

 Sandbag information is constantly changing, and county staff is updating the list of sites frequently at www.volusia.org/sandbags.

 

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