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For up-to-date information on shelter locations, sandbag locations and more, visit Volusia County's Public Information Network here, or call the county's information hotline at 866-345-0345 


UPDATE: SEPT. 1 9:16 p.m.

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UPDATE: SEPT. 1 5:56 p.m.

Council Chair Ed Kelly issued an order of evacuation for parts of East Volusia County, beginning 10 a.m. Monday.

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UPDATE: SEPT. 3:18 p.m.

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UPDATE: SEPT. 2:30 p.m.

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UPDATE: SEPT. 1 1:04 p.m.


UPDATE: SEPT. 1 11:34 a.m.


UPDATE: SEPT. 1 10:20 a.m.


View previous updates on Hurricane Dorian here.

As of 8 a.m. today, Sept. 1, Hurricane Dorian has strengthened to an extremely dangerous Category 5 storm with maximum sustained winds of 160 mph.

A direct hit is to Volusia County is still possible.

The county emergency operations center and Citizens Information Center are fully activated, and will be open for 24 hours starting tomorrow .

The most likely arrival time of dangerous winds is now Monday night to early Tuesday.

Residents should have full hurricane preparations in place today, with evacuation plans finalized, especially for those who live on the coast, in low-lying areas, or in mobile homes and trailers.

County officials may announce mandatory evacuations for those areas Monday, Sept 2.

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