Hurricane Watch: What to Do

A message from Daytona Beach Shores Department of Public Safety:

It is likely a Hurricane Watch will be issued for our area at some point today. Although landfall of #HurricaneDorian is uncertain, we are less than 36 hours from feeling some of the impacts (whatever they may be). Please take preparation seriously. Here is what you should be doing at this point:

✔️ Turn on your TV or radio in order to get the latest weather updates and emergency instructions.

✔️ Restock your emergency preparedness kit. Include food and water sufficient for at least three days, medications, a flashlight, batteries, cash, and first aid supplies.

✔️ Plan how to communicate with family members if you lose power. For example, you can call, text, email or use social media. Remember that during disasters, sending text messages is usually reliable and faster than making phone calls because phone lines are often overloaded. You can also register yourself at

✔️ Review your evacuation zone, evacuation route and shelter locations. Plan with your family. You may have to leave quickly so plan ahead.

✔️ Keep your car in good working condition and keep the gas tank full; stock your vehicle with emergency supplies and a change of clothes.

✔️ If you have NFIP flood insurance, your policy may cover up to $1000 in loss avoidance measures, like sandbags and water pumps, to protect your insured property. You should keep copies of all receipts and a record of the time spent performing the work. They should be submitted to your insurance adjuster when you file a claim to be reimbursed. Visit to learn more.

❗️ Please continue to monitor our Facebook page for updates. Follow Volusia County Emergency Management and sign up for #CodeRedAlerts hdfrom the app store in your smartphone. You can also go to to sign up for alerts through the City of Daytona Beach Shores. 

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