News and emergency information
News releases from Volusia and Flagler counties and area cities and organizations
Tropical Storm Erika information
Erika dissipated into a trough of low pressure on the morning of Saturday, Aug. 29.
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officials monitoring Tropical Storm Erika's progress
About the PIN
The Volusia/Flagler Public Information Network works to ensure that public information officers (PIOs) will collaborate and coordinate public information before, during and after disasters affecting a widespread area in the two-county region. The PIOs represent a wide range of agencies including city and county governments, the court system, law enforcement, fire services, emergency medical services, hospitals, public schools, colleges and universities, the tourism industry, and nonprofit agencies.
The PIN's operating principle is that public information resources are available to support an incident's lead agency and incident commander regardless of agency boundaries.
During disasters the PIN issues joint news releases and maintains a website
that includes information from all the agencies involved in
The group's Joint Information Center (JIC) plan is compliant with the National Incident Management Systems, thereby creating a Joint Information System (JIS) plan.
The network was established in 2005 after public information officers attended an Advanced PIO Training session at FEMA's education center in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Since then, the PIN has been activated during incidents including tornadoes, flooding and wildfires.
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