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Port Orange Observer Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019 1 year ago

Tropical storm Dorian could make landfall as Category 3 hurricane

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Residents in Port Orange can fill sandbags at Spruce Creek Park from noon to 6 p.m Wednesday.
by: Tanya Russo Staff Writer

Tropical storm Dorian could strengthen to a Category 3 hurricane by the time it hits the Florida coast according to the most recent updates from the National Hurricane Center.

As of Wednesday, exactly where the storm will hit the coast of Florida remains difficult to pinpoint. Residents throughout the state are encouraged to follow their hurricane preparation plan.

The city of Port Orange has announced sandbags will be available starting Wednesday, from noon to 6 p.m. at Spruce Creek Road Park, located at 461 Central Park Blvd., near the ball fields. Residents need to show proof of residency.

Residents can fill their own sandbags. The city requests that if residents bring their own bags, they should be small trash bags and sand be double-bagged.

The City can supply bags as well. Everyone is encouraged to bring his or her own shovel.

For additional preparedness information, visit www.port-orange.org

 

Update on Dorian as of 1:25 p.m. Thursday, August 29:

The National Hurricane Center indicates that Hurricane Dorian could make landfall early Monday as a Category 4 hurricane. The exact location of where the storm will hit remains uncertain but it looks like it could be around Cape Canaveral.

The Center advises residents to have their hurricane plan in place by Saturday because hurricane force winds could begin by early Sunday before the actual storm hits. It is extremely dangerous to put up plywood in hurricane force winds, so Sunday is too late to safely fortify homes.

The City of Port Orange has sandbags for residents at the Spruce Creek Park on Central Park Blvd. from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the following locations:

Southwinds Soccer Camplex: 1200 Richel Drive

Spruce Creek Road Park: 481 Central Park Blvd.

Coraci Park: 5200 Coraci Blvd.

Airport Road Park: 6751 Airport Road

Residents can fill their own sandbags. The city requests that if residents bring their own bags, they should be small trash bags and sand be double-bagged.

The City can supply bags as well. Everyone is encouraged to bring his or her own shovel.

For additional preparedness information, visit www.port-orange.org

Limit on sandbags is 10 per household.

 

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