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08/28/2019

Hurricane Dorian – Potential Category 2 or 3 - PLAN, PREPARE, EXECUTE

August 28, 2019 - Specific info for Hurricane Dorian. 

Hurricane Dorian is a potential Category 2 or 3 Hurricane that could affect the Central Florida area as early as Friday, August 30, 2019. 

For current local weather information (including the potential for severe weather) you may watch the local news, visit the National Weather Service website and/or download the Volusia Emergency Management app on your cellular phone. For DBHA specific information and updates, we encourage you to visit our website at  www.dbhafl.org.

During an emergency, the Daytona Beach Housing Authority (DBHA) or other government agencies may not be able to meet your needs. You should be prepared to take care of yourself and loved ones for a minimum of 72 hours. Floridians are encouraged to prepare for emergencies by building an individual or family emergency plan, and build a disaster supply kit. The Red Cross has compiled a safety checklist for your consideration. Visit our Hurricane Preparedness page for details.

Evacuation:
If you live in an area ordered or suggested to evacuate, gather your emergency supplies, secure your home, and leave immediately. Prior to your absence, balconies and porches should be cleared of all chairs, tables, plants, etc. to avoid any potential for flying objects. Residents on the ground floors of the Windsor and Maley should pay close attention to water levels and the potential for flooding. Sandbags are available at the Public Works facility, 950 Bellevue Ave. AND in the parking lot on the SE corner of Orange Ave. & Jean St. There is no charge for sandbags for Daytona Beach residents and businesses. There is a limit of 10 bags per vehicle. DBHA will also be securing sand bags for the properties. 

Elevators:
Once heavy winds and rain from a storm are imminent, the elevators in the Windsor and Maley Apartments will be parked at the top floors, and they will not be placed in service, until such time as they are approved for operation. Those individuals with special needs are encouraged to register with the Volusia County Special Needs Registry at https://snr.floridadisaster.org; and plan on evacuating to an emergency shelter for safety.

Special Needs Shelters:
All shelters listed below are pet friendly shelters
1. Palm Terrace Elementary 1825 Dunn Avenue Daytona Beach (386) 274-3430
2. Atlantic High 1250 Reed Canal Road Port Orange (386) 322-5600
3. Creekside Middle 6801 Airport Road Port Orange (386) 304-5500
4. Freedom Elementary 1395 S. Blue Lake DeLand (386) 943-4375
5. Galaxy Middle 2400 Eustace Avenue Deltona (386) 575-4144 
6. Heritage Middle 1001 Parnell Court Deltona (386) 575-4113 

Transportation to Shelters:
Votran, Volusia County’s public transportation service will provide free transportation to public shelters. All Votran bus stops are evacuation assembly points during a declared emergency evacuation order. If special needs evacuees cannot reach a regular bus stop, they must call Votran to arrange transportation. Bus space is limited. Carry-on items are limited to a pillow, blanket and one carry-on bag (not larger than 22” x 16” x 8”). Telephone number for Votran in the Daytona Beach is 386-322-5100.

DBHA will make every effort for the return of normal business operations, as quickly as possible, based on public safety and security. Re-entry will be evaluated through continuous coordination with City, County, State agencies, and municipal law enforcement agencies, and will be announced through the local news media. Again, please be sure to keep your phone numbers and emergency contact information updated with the Property Manager’s office so that we can ensure that all residents are accounted for after the disaster.

We do appreciate your cooperation! Have a plan, remain calm, and be safe!