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County prepares for Dorian; phone center open

Posted On: August 29, 2019

According to the National Weather Service, Hurricane Dorian is becoming increasingly dangerous and life-threatening. Volusia and Flagler county residents can expect tropical storm force winds beginning mid-day Sunday.

Dorian is expected to make landfall in east central Florida late Sunday as a Category 3 or 4 hurricane, bringing destructive winds, a life-threatening storm surge, and flooding rains. The most significant impact is expected to occur from Sunday through Tuesday.

Volusia County’s Emergency Operations Center is working under a Level II activation, which means emergency response personnel are monitoring the storm, disseminating information, making preparations, and coordinating efforts with cities and agencies.

Residents may call the Citizens Operations Center at 866-345-0345 with questions and concerns. The call center, which is staffed by county employees, will be open until 7 p.m. today. It will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday. Beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday, the call center will be open 24 hours until further notice.

For the latest information and live updates, follow Volusia County Emergency Management on Facebook and Twitter.

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