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Ormond Beach Observer Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 3 years ago

Watch for hurricanes and storms on Volusia County Emergency Management live feed in Ormond-By-The-Sea

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The cameras are available to watch online or through an app.
by: Emily Blackwood News Editor

Being almost halfway through hurricane season, the tropics are starting to become more active, according to the Volusia County Emergency Management.

Volusia County Emergency Management has weather stations throughout the county that provide detailed weather data. Live cameras at three of these weather stations are accessible to the public, so being prepared for daily storms is just as easy as being prepared for the major ones.

“Every family should create a disaster plan and start stocking their disaster supply kits,” said Jim Judge, Volusia County’s emergency management director, in a press release. “After a disaster, emergency workers may not be able to reach everyone right away. In some cases, it may take three or more days for help to arrive. A disaster plan will help to prepare your
family for these difficult times.”

The cameras are located on the beach in Ormond-by-the-Sea, at Volusia County’s Beach Safety headquarters in Daytona Beach, and in Ponce Inlet. The weather stations and cameras provide real-time weather information accessible to the public so they can see firsthand how the weather looks in that area.

To access the cameras, visit weatherbug.com or download the WeatherBug app on your mobile device.

Volusia County Emergency Management also has two lightning alert warning systems at the Beach Safety headquarters in Daytona Beach and in Ponce Inlet. The systems will sound an alarm whenever lightning is detected within 10 miles of the beach. If you can hear thunder, or even a distant rumbling, you are within striking distance of lightning and need to get inside right away. No place outside is safe when thunderstorms are in the area.

For more information on disaster preparedness, to receive emergency telephone or email notifications, or follow our social media feeds from Volusia County’s Emergency Management Division, visit volusia.org/emergency.

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