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West Volusia woke up to breezy and rainy conditions that will continue throughout today, but escaped the worst storm effects overnight, as the outer bands of Category 2 Hurricane Dorian continued roll across inland Central Florida.
Hurricane Dorian is about 90 miles offshore of Daytona Beach this morning, and moving north-northwest at 8 mph. The forecast track has the storm moving parallel to Volusia County through midday, before moving north away from our area through tonight.
The large eye should remain, at a minimum, 80 miles offshore.
Dorian continues to weaken, while maintaining it’s large size and Category 2 status — maximum sustained winds are now clocked at 105 mph, down from its peak of around 185 mph when Dorian hit the Bahamas as a Category 5.
Windy conditions and possible flooding remain threats as Dorian rides parallel to the coast today.
Some local cities have announced plans to reopen tomorrow — in Deltona, trash pick-up will resume Thurs., and workers will collect Tues. and Wed. missed trash days on Friday. City administrative offices will also open tomorrow.
In DeLand, city officials reported a tree had fallen on an assisted living facility near 450 North McDonald Avenue, but caused no injuries or major damage. The city website indicated five trees down around town on public rights of way at 7 a.m. today.
A map tracking the damage in DeLand is available by clicking here.