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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.

Tropical Storm Erika update 8
(August 29, 2015 - 12:35 p.m.)

Tropical Storm Erika update 7
(August 29, 2015 - 12:20 p.m.)

Tropical Storm Erika update 6
(August 28, 2015 - 4:40 p.m.)

Tropical Storm Erika update 5
(August 28, 2015 - 11:50 a.m.)

Tropical Storm Erika update 4
(August 28, 2015 - 10:40 a.m.)

Tropical Storm Erika update 3
(August 27, 2015 - 4:30 p.m.)

Tropical Storm Erika update 2
(August 27, 2015 - 4:00 p.m.)

Tropical Storm Erika update 1
(August 27, 2015)

County officials monitoring Tropical Storm Erika's progress
(August 26, 2015)

Tropical Storm Erika current track


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 a response.

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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NOAA advisories
For current watches, warnings and advisories from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, click here.

United Way
To find out about volunteering in Volusia County or anywhere throughout Florida, please contact the United Way at 2-1-1 or 386-253-0563 or online at www.UnitedWay-vfc.org

Florida 511 is real-time information collected by Intelligent Transportation Systems to travelers and commuters to help with trip decisions.

Volusia County Hotline

Flagler County

United Way First Call for Help
211 or 386-253-0563

Volusia County Schools
West Volusia 734-7190, ext. 20000
New Smyrna Beach 427-5223, ext. 20000
Daytona Beach 255-6475, ext. 20000
Deltona/DeBary (386) 860-3322

(386) 626-7000

(386) 878-8100

(386) 424-2400

New Smyrna Beach hotlines
(386) 424-2113
(386) 424-2114

Oak Hill
(386) 345-3522

Ormond Beach Public Works
(386) 676-3220

Police non-emergency
(386) 677-0731

Ponce Inlet
(386) 322-6711

Port Orange
(386) 506-5999

FPL hotline

FEMA Assistance number
(800) 621-3362.

American Red Cross
(386) 226-1400 (daily)
(866) GET-INFO (during crisis)