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Hurricane Resources


Preparing for a Hurricane:

For a complete checklist of precautions to take before, during, and after a hurricane, click here.

  • Build an emergency supply kit:
    • 3 day supply of water
    • 3 day supply of food
    • Flashlights
    • Extra batteries
    • First aid supplies
  • Get a full tank of gas in one car
  • Store important documents in water-tight container
  • Establish and review evacuation plan; plan alternate routes
  • Locate nearest shelters: Volusia County shelter information; Flagler County shelter information.


Shelters opening at 10 a.m. Saturday:

General public shelters:

University High School, 1000 W. Rhode Island Ave., Orange City

Taylor Middle/High School, 100 E. Washington Ave., Pierson

Sweetwater Elementary School, 5800 Victoria Gardens Blvd., Port Orange

Cypress Creek Elementary School, 6100 S. Williamson Blvd., Port Orange

Ormond Middle School, 151 Domicilio Ave., Ormond Beach

New Smyrna Beach High School, 1015 10th St., New Smyrna Beach


General public pet-friendly shelters:

Hinson Middle School, 1860 N. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach

Citrus Grove Elementary School, 729 Hazen Road, DeLand

Spirit Elementary School, 1500 Meadowlark Drive, Deltona

Volusia County Fairgrounds, 3150 E. State Road 44, DeLand


Special needs pet-friendly shelters:

Palm Terrace Elementary School, 1825 Dunn Ave, Daytona Beach

Atlantic High School, 1250 Reed Canal Road, Port Orange

Creekside Middle School, 6801 Airport Road, Port Orange

Freedom Elementary School, 1395 S. Blue Lake Ave., DeLand

Heritage Middle School, 1001 Parnell Court, Deltona


Shelters opening at noon Saturday:

General public shelters:

Mainland High School, 1255 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.

River Springs Middle School, 900 West Ohio Ave., Orange City

Pride Elementary School, 1100 Learning Lane, Deltona

DeLand High School, 800 N. Hill Ave., DeLand


General public pet-friendly shelters:

Pine Trail Elementary School, 300 Airport Road, Ormond Beach

Champion Elementary School, 921 Tournament Drive, Daytona Beach


Flagler County shelters opening Saturday at 7 a.m.:

Bunnell Elementary – general population and crated, domesticated pets, 305 N. Palmetto Street, Bunnell

Rymfire Elementary – special needs, 1425 Rymfire Drive, Palm Coast

Buddy Taylor – general population. 4500 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast


If necessary, the special needs shelter will open first to allow extra time to transport and situate residents at that shelter. Those who have registered on the special needs evacuation registry will be individually called in advance of the shelter opening. Notification will be posted on and local media.

Some cots will be available at the shelters. Residents will be permitted to bring single/twin size inflatable mattresses. Queen and king size mattresses will not be allowed.



County Resources:

Volusia County: 

Volusia County has activated its Citizens Information Center (CIC). Operators are available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; call 866-345-0345.

Click here to view shelter locations. Click here for information about special needs sheltering

Click here to find out where to get sandbags.


Flagler County:

Staff and volunteers will be operating the Flagler County call center; call 386-586-5111.  

Shelters are being prepared at Rymfire Elementary, 1425 Rymfire Drive, Palm Coast, for special needs, and at Bunnell Elementary, 305 N. Palmetto St., Bunnell, for the general population and for residents with crated, domesticated pets.

If needed, the special needs shelter at Rymfire will open first to give extra time to transport residents to that shelter, according to the release. Those who have registered on the special needs evacuation registry will be individually called in advance of the shelter opening.

To notify the community when the shelters are to open, alerts will be posted on Flagler County’s website,

All residents going to shelters should bring:

  • 72-hour supply of all medications
  • Sleeping bags, pillows, and blankets
  • Extra chargers and batteries for electronics
  • Headphones for music devices
  • Snacks and "comfort foods" – meals will be served
  • Those with special diets should bring appropriate foods

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