Volusia County, FL-Hurricane Preparedness Week runs through Saturday, May 21. Volusia County Emergency Management is taking part in a statewide hurricane drill on Tuesday, May 17 and Wednesday, May 18. Director Jim Judge said they’ll begin with a review of hurricane software and then work from a Hurricane Charlie scenario. Judge said the goal is to be able to work as a team through real world problems.
The public will not take part in the drill but they are invited to the Hurricane Expo on Saturday at the Lowes Store in Orange City, from 9:30 A.M. until 12:30 P.M. More information on the Expo can be found by clicking here.
Since 2004,Volusia County has been affected by four hurricanes, a tropical storm, two major tornadoes and several heavy rainstorms that produced severe regional flooding. Judge said these events have shown us the importance of being prepared.
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