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During a natural or human-made disaster, updates from Volusia and Flagler counties, area cities and organizations will be posted here.
Hurricane season begins June 1. With many days of rainfall in May, residents are encouraged to make sure they are prepared for a potential land-falling tropical storm or hurricane. Volusia County experienced a second hurricane in less than a year when Hurricane Irma struck Sept. 10. More than 4,800 homes, businesses and government facilities were impacted at a time when many people were still recovering from Hurricane Matthew.
Residents are encouraged to:
Consider purchasing flood insurance, which is typically not covered under a homeowners insurance policy. According to officials, it takes 30 days after purchase for a flood insurance policy to take effect. Also, if a hurricane is within 500 miles of Florida, flood insurance policies will not be written. To learn about flood insurance, www.visit floodsmart.gov. The website can help you rate your risk, estimate premiums and find an agent.
For more information about disaster preparedness, visit www.volusia.org/emergency or call Volusia County Emergency Management at 386-254-1500. Residents should also follow Volusia County Emergency Management on Facebook and Twitter.