Volusia County Under Hurricane Warning

Palm Tree Blowing In Hurricane Winds

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The National Hurricane Center has declared a hurricane warning for Volusia County, 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.


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, 1250 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.

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