VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - As Hurricane Ian continues its ways across the Caribbean, it is expected to strengthen into a major hurricane. Florida is within the so-called "cone of uncertainty."
As Floridians continue to prepare, here is the emergency information to know in Brevard County, including evacuations, road closures, school closings, and where to get sand and sandbags. As additional information comes into the FOX 35 newsroom, we will update this page.
LATEST STORM UPDATES
- FOX 35 STORM TEAM HURRICANE CENTER (Cone, models, pathway)
- FOX 35 STORM TEAM COVERAGE
- FOX 35 TRACKING THE TROPICS FORECAST
VOLUSIA COUNTY BRIDGE CLOSURES:
Due to wind speeds, the City of Daytona Beach Shores said they are closing all bridges across the Halifax River. They will reopen after the Florida Department of Transportation inspects them and determines they are structurally safe.
VOLUSIA COUNTY SANDBAGS
Visit Volusia.org/sandbags for specific locations. There are locations in Volusia County, Daytona Beach, Daytona Beach shores, DeBary, DeLand, Deltona, Edgewater, Holly Hill, New Smyrna Beach, Oak HIll, Orange City, Ormond Beach, Palm Coast (Flagler County), Town of Ponce Inlet, Port Orange, and South Daytona.
VOLUSIA COUNTY CURFEW
Volusia County has implemented an emergency curfew overnight Wednesday and Thursday:
- 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, through 7 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29
- 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, through 7 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30
The curfew does not apply to law enforcement, employees traveling from their jobs, or emergency workers.
Anyone who violates the ordinance could face a $500 fine or up to 60 days in jail.
VOLUSIA COUNTY EVACUATIONS
Voluntary evacuation: People who live in RVs, mobile homes, or low-lying areas.
VOLUSIA COUNTY EMERGENCY SHELTERS
Volusia County will have four shelters open on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 10 a.m. All four shelters will allow pets. More information.
General population shelters:
- Mainland High School, 1255 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach
- DeLand High School, 800 N. Hill Ave., DeLand
Special needs shelters:
- Atlantic High School, 1259 Reed Canal Road, Port Orange
- Galaxy Middle School, 2400 Eustace Ave., Deltona
VOLUSIA COUNTY SCHOOL UPDATES
Volusia County Schools said it would cancel all after school activities on Wednesday, Sept. 28, and through the rest of the week.
CONTACT VOLUSIA COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
- Citizens Information Center: 866-345-0345 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
- Sign up for alerts
- Download Volusia County app
- 911 for emergencies